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RAIN IN THE FORECAST
Rain is a sure bet this week. The highest chance moving late Monday and Tuesday.
Check out the previous blog post from our newest team member, Ryan Hoke. You'll also note in the model runs below... the blue line is the 0° temperature contour at 850 mb (often an indication of the rain/snow line at the surface).
SNOW IN THE FORECAST
OK... there's not a significant snow in our forecast - that will take place to our west. But there is a chance for a few light snow showers and flurries that may put down a dusting to one inch in total. We'll be watching this as the week unfolds. With that said it's not out of the question for us to be able to add a little to the seasons snow total of 8.1".
MARCH IS IN SIGHT
Will March come in like a lion or like a lamb? We'll know soon enough, but at this point Friday's forecast is fairly calm (cold with snow flurries possible).
March is the beginning of meteorological spring... while officially the calendar reminds us that Astronomical Spring begins at 7:02 AM EDT, Wednesday, March 20th.
Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 AM... we'll spring forward one hour as Daylight Savings Time begins. Mark the calendar. And it's a good reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detector and NOAA All Hazards Alert Radios.
MARCH 2nd REMEMBERED
One year ago we tracked a supercell that produced an EF 4 tornado across 49 miles. Starting in Dubois County, Indiana - across the Ohio River into Trimble County, Kentucky. This storm produced 170 MPH across parts of southern Indiana leaving behind a trail of destruction. It was the region's strongest tornado since May 28, 1996 and the deadliest since April 3, 1974. This week we'll revisit the hardest hit areas, Chelsea, Marysville, Pekin, Henryville and West Liberty.
The WAVE 3 Storm Tracking Team and several member of our news department will make the trip to Henryville on Saturday, March 2nd to participate in the parade and flag ceremony. We haven't forgotten you and look forward to seeing you again!
BEHIND THE SCENES ON MARCH 2, 2012
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SEVERE WEATHER SO FAR THIS YEAR
Kentucky leads the nation in severe weather reports. Mainly due to severe wind reports (95) and (13) tornado reports. The charts below show the areas that have experienced tornadoes, severe hail & severe wind.
TORNADO REPORTS (Jan. 1 - Feb. 21, 2013)
WIND REPORTS (Jan. 1 - Feb. 21, 2013)
HAIL REPORTS (Jan. 1 - Feb. 21, 2013)
Kentucky ranks 3rd in tornado reports so far this season.
13 tornadoes - Kentucky
14 tornaodes - Mississippi
29 tornadoes - Tennessee
3 tornadoes - Indiana