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6 Confirmed Tornadoes, More Surveys Wednesday and January Tornado Stats

by Monty Webb

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 18 at 12:43 PM

A strong cold front pushed through Kentuckiana late Tuesday morning producing 6 confirmed Tornadoes... This ties the worst January outbreak.  6 tornadoes touched down also on January 2nd, 2006.

1.  EF-1 in NE Jefferson County, KY... Wind Speed: 95mph

2.  EF-0 near Madison Indiana in Jefferson County...  Wind Speed: 85mph

3.  EF-0 in Clark County, IN...  Wind Speed: 75mph

4.  EF-1 in Floyd County, IN...  Wind Speed: 95-100mph

5.  EF-1 in Jefferson County, KY... Wind Speed 95-100mph

6. EF-1 in Scott County, KY... Wind Speed 90mph

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Photo by Cody Webb... Down Trees and Power Lines on Goose Creek RD near Brownsborro RD


Tornado Stats for January...
1.  So far we have had 4 confirmed Tornadoes Tuesday (more likely after Wednesday's survey)
2.  Since 1870 (142 yrs) we have had 28 January Tornadoes. 
3.  Making the average number of Tornadoes for the month of January 0.2 Tornado (1 every 5 years)!!!