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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  8
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it. 

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  8:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A trailer and a barn were destroyed at Lawrenceburg.  A home was unroofed, and other buildings were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 1 mile, Grazulis and Storm Data give 2 miles.

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado destroyed two trailers and a barn, just north of Jamestown.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a time of 9:00pm, Grazulis and Storm Data five 10:00pm.