Updated Tornado List (Bath Co. EF1 Included)... Breezy, Then Rain

Updated Tornado List (Bath Co. EF1 Included)... Breezy, Then Rain

An EF-1 tornado was confirmed yesterday in Bath County. Today will be breezy and very mild, but rain returns tomorrow.
Midday Wednesday, March 7, 2012: Updated Tornado List, Breezy Today, Rain Tomorrow

Good Wednesday afternoon, everybody.

It has been five days since the tragic tornado outbreak of March 2nd.  We are still learning more about the tornado tracks across northern, southern and eastern Kentucky.  Just yesterday, an EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Bath County.  The EF-1 touched down near the High School in Owingsville at 6:08 PM on Friday, and it tracked about 7 1/2 miles.  The maximum width was 250 yards, and maximum estimated winds were around 100 mph.  No injuries or fatalities were reported with that tornado.

As you're well aware, that can't be said of some of the others. 

Here is a list of March 2nd tornadoes from our primary viewing area, and the counties that border our primary viewing area (as there is some spillover in viewership). 

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Today, we're getting another good day for torando clean-up and recovery.  The weather headline, apart from the mid weather, is the gusty breeze.  Strong winds from the south have been delivering very mild air as high pressure departs to the east, and low pressure slides in from the Great Plains.

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Courtesy: Penn State University Dept. of Meteorology

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So far, gusts have topped out at 45 mph in Franklin County at the Kentucky Mesonet Site.  Gusts over 40 mph were also reported in Winchester and Pikeville, with Owenton's 38 mph gust close behind.

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In light of this, a Wind Advisory has been posted for the Bluegrass Region until 6 PM.

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As we transition from dry and windy to wet, tomorrow will be a soaker.  Our in-house model produces around - or even slightly more than 1" of rain for some parts of the I-64 corridor, with 1" to 2" likely near Lake Cumberland.  Many computer models reflect the same trend - the best chance for the heaviest rain will be south and west of Lexington.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Schack will have the latest on tomorrow's rain, tonight at 5, 6 and 11.

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Geoff

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