Tornadoes, Severe Storms Ravage Areas from Ohio Valley Through Lower Mississippi Valley
March 15, 2019
Detroit Free Press (More Than 70 Homes Damaged by Mid-Michigan Tornadoes)
Approximate locations containing home damage:
Springville (St. Clair County, 35146)
White City (Autauga County, 35077)
Paducah (McCracken County, 42001, 42002, 42003)
Vernon Township (Shiawassee County, 48476)
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
Severe thunderstorms steadily marched across the Ohio and lower Mississippi valleys on Thursday, spreading showers and thunderstorms that produced damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.
“An unusually warm air mass ahead of a strong cold front helped lead to widespread severe thunderstorms, reaching as far north as Michigan,” AccuWeather Metrorologist Brett Rathbun said.
“There was enough rotation in the atmosphere for several thunderstorms to either be tornado warned or produce tornadoes.”
A tornado just missed hitting the National Weather Service forecast office in West Paducah, Kentucky, during the late-morning hours on Thursday. Tornadoes were also reported in central Alabama and at least one in central Michigan late Thursday afternoon.
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