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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.