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A stalled frontal boundary along with plenty of moisture streaming in from the Gulf set the stage for waves of heavy rainfall from Friday February 26 through Sunday night February 28.  Record rainfall fell with the last wave on Sunday, with Bowling Green setting a February daily rainfall record, 5.11" on 2/28, breaking the previous record from 2/23/1975 of 3.74"!  Sunday evening, a line of storms organized and crossed south central Kentucky. As the line picked up some energy over the Lake Cumberland region and with strong winds pushing above the line, a brief EF1 tornado formed just north of Albany, KY.

3-Day Observed Rainfall Ending March 1, 2021
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