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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

March 16, 1942
Counties:  Grayson, Hardin
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  9
Injuries:  40
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  30 miles
Time:  6:15pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from north of Caneyville to near Summit.  People died in seven different homes north of Caneyville, Millwood, Leitchfield, Clarkson, and Summit.  About twenty homes were destroyed, and some were swept completely away.  Two of the deaths were in Hardin County.

March 16, 1942
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  20
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  7:30pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast, passing north of Bardstown, killing people in three different homes.  Rural homes were leveled from near Deatsville to Cox's Creek.