National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


A significant severe weather event occurred in our forecast area from the evening of February 28th into the early morning hours of March 1st. Two waves of severe storms occurred with the first consisting of multiple supercells during the evening hours, one of which produced 2 long track tornadoes. The second round was an intense squall line that moved into southeast Missouri and southern Illinois after 3 AM and was out of the area by 7 AM. Damaging winds in excess of 80 mph were reported with this line as it moved across western Kentucky. There were 8 confirmed tornadoes from this event, with 1 EF-4 (Perryville, MO), 1 EF-3 (Crossville, IL), and 1 EF-2 (Cuba, KY).

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