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February 28, 2011

Are we done with severe weather for today????

This has been the big questions of the morning. After a widespread severe weather event hit our area overnight and early this morning, things will quiet down for the rest of the day. All tornado watches and warnings have been cancelled for the area.

 

Please check my previous blog entries for a list of the severe weather reports from Kentuckiana.

 

http://fox41blogs.typepad.com/weinbergs-weather-blog/2011/02/storm-reports-as-of-720am.html

 

 

My Forecast

 

The afternoon today looks sharply colder. Temperatures will drop to around 43 degrees by 5 pm with breezy conditions. The rain should come to an end this afternoon as well and we may actually see some peaks of sun late in the day.

 

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Tonight skies will turn mostly clear and it will be much cooler. Low of around 29.

 

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On the extended, it will be quiet mid week with temperatures warming to near 62 by Thursday. Showers could afffect us on Friday, but more thunderstorms are likely by Saturday.

 

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Storm Reports as of 7:20am

We have numerous reports of damage and some significant damage with injuries. Here are the latest damage reports as of 7:20am from the NWS.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
709 AM EST MON FEB 28 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0323 AM     TSTM WND GST     IRELAND                 38.42N  87.00W
02/28/2011  M65 MPH          DUBOIS             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0327 AM     TSTM WND DMG     JASPER                  38.39N  86.94W
02/28/2011                   DUBOIS             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            POWER OUTAGES IN JASPER. REPORTED BY WAVE AND WEHT.

0327 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CELESTINE               38.38N  86.78W
02/28/2011                   DUBOIS             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            ROOF BLOWN OFF OF A HOUSE.

0332 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NE CELESTINE          38.43N  86.72W
02/28/2011                   DUBOIS             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR 

            4-5 HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN ELLSWORTH. SEVERAL
            INJURIES.

0340 AM     WALL CLOUD       4 SW ENGLISH            38.29N  86.52W
02/28/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0348 AM     TSTM WND GST     ENGLISH                 38.33N  86.46W
02/28/2011  E60 MPH          CRAWFORD           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZE HAIL ALSO REPORTED.

0350 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S MARENGO             38.34N  86.34W
02/28/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            STATE ROAD 66 SOUTH OF MARENGO IS CLOSED DUE TO POWER
            LINES DOWN ON THE ROAD.

0354 AM     TSTM WND GST     CURBY                   38.24N  86.38W
02/28/2011  E65 MPH          CRAWFORD           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0405 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ROSEBUD                 38.53N  86.22W
02/28/2011                   WASHINGTON         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THREE MODULAR HOMES WITH ROOF DAMAGE.

0415 AM     FUNNEL CLOUD     GEORGETOWN              38.30N  85.97W
02/28/2011                   FLOYD              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POSSIBLE TORNADO IN GEORGETOWN INDIANA

0422 AM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW ALBANY              38.30N  85.83W
02/28/2011                   FLOYD              IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF DAMAGE TO A WAL-MART IN NEW ALBANY.

0426 AM     TSTM WND DMG     JEFFERSONVILLE          38.30N  85.73W
02/28/2011                   CLARK              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN JEFFERSONVILLE.

0427 AM     TSTM WND DMG     UTICA                   38.33N  85.66W
02/28/2011                   CLARK              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALONG WITH POWER OUTAGES.

0431 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GOSHEN                  38.41N  85.59W
02/28/2011                   OLDHAM             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED. FUNNEL CLOUD.

0435 AM     FUNNEL CLOUD     PROSPECT                38.35N  85.61W
02/28/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER FLASHES NORTH OF LYNDON. POSSIBLE TORNADO.

0439 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W BALLARDSVILLE       38.37N  85.41W
02/28/2011                   OLDHAM             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES WERE DOWN ALONG WITH POWER LINES AND A DAMAGED
            POWER POLE BETWEEN CRESTWOOOD AND BALLARDSVILLE.

0454 AM     TSTM WND DMG     EMINENCE                38.37N  85.17W
02/28/2011                   HENRY              KY   AMATEUR RADIO  

            *** 3 INJ *** HOUSE FLATTENED ALONG MULBERRY PIKE.

0500 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW BETHLEHEM          38.38N  85.09W
02/28/2011                   HENRY              KY   AMATEUR RADIO  

            POWER POLES DOWN ACROSS HIGHWAY 22

0604 AM     TSTM WND GST     MAGNOLIA                37.45N  85.75W
02/28/2011  M62 MPH          LARUE              KY   AMATEUR RADIO  

0616 AM     TSTM WND DMG     8 NE LOUISVILLE         38.31N  85.64W
02/28/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE   

            TRESS DOWN IN THE FINCASLTE AREA

0616 AM     HAIL             8 NE GLASGOW            37.08N  85.82W
02/28/2011  M0.70 INCH       BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER


Tornado Watch and Widespread Severe Weather

Unfortunately this system is resulting in the severe weather expected. Tornado watches and warnings are still in effect as of 5:25 am for parts of the area.

 

StormViewHD 

 

Severe Watches 

 

Up to 99 mph winds were recorded with this storm in Huntingburg, Indiana. Ellsworth, IN is reporting 4-5 houses either damaged or destroyed with several injuries. We have tornado reports from Georgetown, IN to eastern, Jefferson County, multiple tornado reports from Oldham county and tornado reports from Henry County.

 

The severe threat will be this morning and coming to an end later this morning.