Tornadoes – 2 fatalities – 32 injured – UPDATEDJanuary 31st, 2013 at 2:45 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The Adairsville tornado has been classified a “high-end” EF3 with winds of 160 mph! This was a very significant severe weather outbreak for January. Over the past 2 days we had 23 tornadoes (preliminary number – which will probably be reduced as they determine if there were multiple reports of the same tornado), 664 reports of wind damage and 12 reports of large (1″ or greater in diameter) hail. The worst tornado was the one in Adairsville, Georgia (one fatality there and 14 injures) where they had cars flipped and building damage. Video of Adairsville tornado here. Damage pictures here. There was a rare moderate risk from the Storm Prediction Center – you don’t see that too often in January! The Slight Risk Area for Tuesday covered 11 states. Here’s a link to current watches and storm reports.
ALSO: Grand Rapids is +4.1 deg. above average thru Wednesday. Snowfall for G.R. thru Weds.: 0.9″ Sunday, 12.2″ for Jan., 19.7″ for the season. Muskegon: 0.2″ Sunday, 27.8″ for Jan., 36″ for the season. Lansing: 0.8″ Sunday, 5.1″ for Jan., 9.6″ for the season.