Good Saturday to one and all. Today marks one year since a swarm of tornadoes swept across the bluegrass state, in what would go down as one of the all time great tornado outbreaks in the history of Kentucky. 18 tornadoes killed 24 people in the commonwealth.
Here’s a look back at the tornado tracks and the tornado warnings from that day…
West Liberty and Salyersville were devastated by some of the most violent tornadoes to ever strike the state. Those two twisters were long tracked tornadoes that are rarely seen in the bluegrass state and are unheard of across the eastern mountains.
I finally forced myself to go back and look the blog posts from that day. Replaying the live chat from that afternoon and evening brought back a flood of fears and emotions. The chilling play by play can be found here: http://kyweathercenter.com/?m=20120302
Feel free to share your story from that historic day.
One year later… it’s a much different weather picture we’re seeing. Rounds of snow showers will continue across the state today with some light accumulations. Temps will continue to run in the low and middle 30s for highs.
Sunday and Monday will be dry as the cold air continues.
A potent storm system will be diving in from the northwest by Tuesday. That storm will then track across the Tennessee Valley and really wrap up across the Carolinas…
That storm is likely to produce a swath of heavy snow to the north and west of the track. There is a strong possibility this will include parts of Kentucky Tuesday and Wednesday. I will have an update on that storm coming later today.
Have a great Saturday and take care.