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March 01, 2011

An Update to River Flooding

February went out yesterday in a violent way. Three tornadoes were confirmed yesterday with the strongest EF-3 in Eminence, KY. The National Weather Service will continue more surveys today in a few locations and I will let you know if any more tornadoes are confirmed. Here is a quick recap of the series of events that unfolded during the early morning hours.

 

Tornado Graphic 1 

 

The story that will continue to unfold over the next couple of days is river flooding. Let's take a look at some of the rivers around our area that will or are flooding.

 

River Flooding

 

The first thing to cover this morning is river flooding. Right now the Ohio River at McApline Upper (near downtown Louisville) is not forecast to go into flood stage, but if you were looking at it this morning you probably thought it already was flooding. The river is up, but it has not reached what is defined as flood stage. With that said, the Ohio River will rise another 3 feet by Friday morning cresting in Action Stage. This means the river will be way up on the Great Lawn by Friday morning!

Here are some of the other rivers in the area that will flood:

 

River Flooding 1 

 

River Flooding 2 

 

My blog later this morning will discuss the potential for more heavy rain this weekend and whether whether severe weather could occur with that system.

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