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Soggy in the Pacific Northwest; Cool and Snowy in the Northeast

Periods of heavy rain on top of already saturated soils will lead to additional flooding and continued threats of landslides across western Washington. A series of weather systems originating in Canada will produce areas of snow and lake effect snow across the Great Lakes and Northeast. Santa Ana winds will warm southern California and keep fire weather threats elevated. Read More >

October 15-16, 2021
Tornadoes


Late in the evening hours on the 15th into the early morning hours on the 16th, a single well-formed supercell thunderstorm tracked from southern IN through northern KY and eventually into southwestern and central OH during the heart of the overnight hours. This single storm exhibited strong rotation at various points along its track, eventually producing numerous, but rather short-lived, tornadoes during a 3-4 hour span. The most significant of these tornadoes was an EF2 which touched down in Ross County, Ohio near the town of South Salem.