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Old 07-07-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Hi All,

Just want to say thanks for all the input from everyone. I have searched the forum for weather and mostly talk about winter. I like the cold so bring on the snow. I am more concerned with tornadoes. Being in the mid-west dose the Ville get them?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: West Grove, PA
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Search April 3, 1974. That should answer your question with a resounding YES!
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL/KY/WA
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Search April 3, 1974. That should answer your question with a resounding YES!
The good news is that we've not had one that severe since then, and in fact the week before last was the first tornado warning we had in nearly 5 years.

The short answer is yes - Louisville gets tornadoes. The long answer is that Louisville might get them, but they are no longer the threat they once were at the same frequency as they came in the past. Also, many homes here have basements to provide added protection. That's no predictor for the future though, so keep that in mind. The one confirmed tornado we had the other week basically knocked over a few trees and fencing and some vinyl siding off of a house or two in the East end. We've had more damage from flooding and straight line winds than tornadoes.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Kentucky does not experience significant tornadoes. The far Western portion of the State would have the best chance to encounter tornadoes but nothing like what you see in Oklahoma up through the Plains States.

Kentucky, like much of the Upland South, has pretty mild weather. Winters aren’t too cold, Summers aren’t too hot and there are few natural disasters to seriously worry about.

In Louisville, flooding would be my main concern in some areas near the River.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:36 AM
 
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The good news is that we've not had one that severe since then, and in fact the week before last was the first tornado warning we had in nearly 5 years.

It is weird, in the 90s it felt like we had to rush everyone to the basement on a weekly basis during the summer for Tornadoes that never actually happened. Other than this recent one, I really can't remember the last time we had a real threat of a tornado.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Being in the mid-west dose the Ville get them?
Yeah they do. And big ones too!

This happened a few years ago pretty close to Louisville (within the same metro area).

5 year anniversary of the Henryville tornado

https://youtu.be/XYSOpqHcEeQ

https://youtu.be/Ca_BmdxLtQM



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Old 07-12-2018, 10:37 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Search April 3, 1974. That should answer your question with a resounding YES!
Or March 2, 2012.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Off the top of my head the worst tornado days in the Louisville area were
3/27/1890
4/3/1974
5/28/1996
3/2/2012

Typically it runs about one bad tornado outbreak (EF-3 to EF-4 or greater tornadoes) once a decade. There are many more severe weather days that feature damaging winds and weaker tornadoes (EF-0 to EF-2) about once a year. The chance of an individual property being impacted by a tornado is pretty low just due to the scale of tornadoes.

Just get an NOAA Weather Radio, set it for your county, and just pay attention to the weather reports.

Flooding and ice storms are probably the two most impactful weather events that you will likely deal with in the Louisville and surrounding areas.
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