Sunday, March 29, 2009

Evansville Tornado and Another Blizzard

The severe weather that blew through the area Saturday evening didn't produce much locally, but to our southwest in Corydon, Kentucky an EF3 tornado touched down. An EF3 tornado has winds between 136-165 mph (218-265 kph). The tornado was on the ground for about 8 miles according to reports from the NWS in Paducah, Kentucky. Major damage occurred.

Yet another blizzard is forecast to hit the northern plains area Monday through Wednesday. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast to hit the area along with winds up to 45mph! Here's a statement from the NWS in Grand Forks, North Dakota...
A major winter storm will affect the region Monday into Wednesday. Snow accumulations in southeast North Dakota and west central Minnesota will range from 8 to 14 inches along and south of Interstate 94, including the Fargo area. Further north, snow accumulations will decrease markedly. Winds will increase Monday and Tuesday and produce considerable blowing and drifting snow along with reduced visibilities, with near blizzard conditions possible from Fargo to Wahpeton Monday night into Tuesday. Strong north to northeast winds gusting over 30 mph at times Monday night and Tuesday could also cause some minor wave action near larger bodies of water. Significant flooding continues over much of the area. Refer to the latest flood warnings and flood statements for details.

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