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Expanding Heat Wave; Heavy Rainfall Across the Upper Midwest and Gulf Coast; Snow for the Northern Rockies; Critical Fire Weather for Southwest

Diverse pattern across the country with accumulating heavy wet snow across the northern Rockies into the new week. Meanwhile, deep tropical moisture is expected to move ashore across the Gulf Coast States with the threat of heavy rainfall. This threat extends into the upper Midwest where flash flooding and a few severe storms. In addition, a heat wave is building from the Plains into Northeast. Read More >

10 Year Anniversary: March 2, 2012 Tornado Outbreak

 

Today we remember the devastation that took place in our communities across Kentucky and southern Indiana on March 2, 2012 as 81 tornadoes tore across 11 states. Of those 81 tornadoes, 18 occurred in Kentucky, and 4 occurred in Indiana, including the Henryville, IN EF-4. 

 

NWS Louisville Webpage About March 2, 2012

 

Science Behind the March 2, 2012 Tornadoes

 

March 2, 2012 not only was a life-changing day for so many people in these communities, but it was also a life-changing day for the NWS forecasters who worked diligently to warn people of those deadly storms. Please watch the video below to see the point of view from some NWS Louisville meteorologists who were working during the tornado outbreak.

 

 

We also look back on March 2, 2012 with the local media in Louisville who were on the air that fateful day. We ask them what they remember and how that day impacted them as meteorologists and people. We also look at the relationship between the media and the National Weather Service Louisville during big events like March 2nd.

 

Our Meteorologist-In-Charge John Gordon sat down with former WLKY/WHAS now National Weather Service Phoenix Meteorologist Jared Heil about the March 2nd outbreak. Jared is from Henryville and while his family took cover, he was at WLKY helping keep viewers safe from the dangerous storms on March 2nd.