Tornadoes rip Midwest, killing 9; heavy snow hits Upper Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:05 PM GMT on February 29, 2012

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Strong tornadoes plowed through the Midwest U.S. last night and this morning, killing at least nine people. Six people died in Harrisburg, Illinois when a tornado hit near 5:37 am CST this morning, damaging or destroying 200 buildings. Another person was killed in southwest Missouri near Buffalo when a possible tornado ripped through a mobile home park. Thirteen others were injured in the mobile home park. Two others died in the Cassville and Puxico areas. A tornado also moved through downtown Branson, Missouri early this morning, causing heavy damage to the city's famous theaters, and injuring at least twelve people. A tornado plowed through the small town of Harveyville, Kansas (population 275), twenty miles southwest of Topeka, at 9:03 pm last night. The tornado destroyed 40 - 60% of the structures and injured ten, one critically. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged fifteen preliminary tornado reports yesterday and today.

The same storm system also brought the heaviest snows of the winter to portions of the Upper Midwest, which has received scant snowfall this winter. Blizzard warnings are posted in South Dakota this morning, where snowfall amounts of 6 - 10 inches are common. According to NOAA's latest storm summary, five states have experienced snowfall amounts of ten inches or more--Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Nebraska. The highest snow amount as of 8 am CST was recorded at Tripoli, Wisconsin, where fourteen inches had fallen.


Figure 1. Radar image of the squall line that passed through Harrisburg, Illinois this morning, spawning a tornado that killed three people. The position of Harisburg is marked by a circle with a "+" symbol.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged thirteen preliminary tornado reports yesterday.

More tornadoes likely today
The powerful late-winter storm system that spawned the deadly tornadoes will move eastwards, bringing snows of 5 - 10 inches to northern Wisconsin, northern Minnesota, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and northern New England. The storm's cold front is triggering severe thunderstorms over much of Kentucky this morning, and these thunderstorms are expected to grow in severity and spawn more tornadoes this afternoon, once the heat of the day destabilizes the atmosphere. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has posted tornado watches for portions of Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio this morning, and has placed much of Tennessee and portions of surrounding states in their "Moderate Risk" area for severe weather today. Consult our Severe Weather Page and Interactive Tornado Page to follow today's severe weather.


Figure 3. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Tennessee and portions of surrounding states in their "Moderate Risk" area for severe weather, one level below the highest level of alert, "High Risk."

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EF4...wow.
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
331 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN MCCREARY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST

* AT 328 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SUNNYBROOK...OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
ALBANY...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

IN ADDITION...HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
POWERSBURG...HIDALGO...SLICKFORD...COOPER...MOUNT PISGAH...
BURFIELD...OIL VALLEY...PARMLEYSVILLE...GREAT MEADOWS CAMPSITES...
BARRIER...GRIFFIN...ROCKEYBRANCH...COOPERSVILLE... KIDDS CROSSING...
SLAVENS...DENNEY...RITNER...CO-OPERATIVE AND BLUE HERON.
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Nothing left of this house.


Greater Louisville Weather Updates
Storm damage in Hodgenville sent by WLKY's Ann Bowdan


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Damage from the EF4 tornado in Harrisburg, IL.
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Quoting LargoFl:
I cannot comprehend..hen egg sized Hail..can you? imagine walking down the street or in your car..getting hit with a deluge of THAT!..like rocks falling from the sky at who knows what spped...geez


The speed of hail depends on a number of factors. The maximum unimpeded unassisted speed of large hail is 105-125mph. Usually the speed is a bit lower as hail is rarely smooth and spherical and it is rarely unaffected by conditions.

Regardless, you don't want to be outside in a large hail storm unless you feel like getting repeatedly pelted by the equivalent of a professional baseball players fastball. :P
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Quoting wxmod:
Aerosol map from ssd.noaa.gov today. Maybe the aerosols are feeding tornadoes.



This is interesting. The radar from Virginia last night showing false echoes (temp inversions?) also very interesting. I think there is more going on atmospherically the past couple years to cause these "terracanes" than a (now fading) La Nina.

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Quoting StormTracker2K:
Kentucky is still getting the worst of this event!


Tennessee will be getting into the action here soon.
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
325 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...
SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN LAUREL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
EAST CENTRAL ROCKCASTLE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST

* AT 319 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR WOOD CREEK LAKE...OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF
LONDON...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EAST BERNSTADT...MERSHONS...TEMPLER...CRUISE...OAKLEY.. .VICTORY...
EBERLE...ATLANTA...PARROT...PEOPLES...GREENMOUNT.. .DEESE...
MCWHORTER...CORNELIUS...MOORES CREEK...LANGNAU...BOND...CRAWFORD...
GREEN HILL AND ANNVILLE.
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Kentucky is still getting the worst of this event!
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Never in 32 years here on earth have I seen Kentucky get hit this hard by severe wx in one day. Another tornado potentially on the ground here.

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Harrisburg, IL tornado rated an EF4!!! Strongest tornado this year. (Source: TWC Breaking)
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218 LargoFl "I cannot comprehend..hen egg sized Hail..can you? imagine walking down the street or in your car..getting hit with a deluge of THAT!..like rocks falling from the sky at who knows what speed...geez"

Hail size vs fall speed (excluding updrafts and downdrafts)
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Nashville make it through that unscathed?
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238. wxmod
Quoting Xyrus2000:


Creating a KML file for overlaying a single image is pretty easy. You specify the image uri, the coordinates, and optionally a transparency.


thanks

here's smoke in Bejing area today with google earth overlay, MODIS satellite photo. The black smoke plume is 11 miles long and 3 miles wide.
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College of DuPage Meteorology
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings


Note: This page will reload every 2 minutes. Warnings are listed with the most recent first.

Click on the station ID to bring up list of recent severe weather statements.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 155 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 258 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012
TORNADO WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 154 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 254 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
258 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL MCCREARY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 345 PM EST

* AT 256 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR JAMESTOWN...OR 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF
MONTICELLO...AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

IN ADDITION...HAIL THE SIZE OF QUARTERS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SOMERSET...FAUBUSH...STEUBENVILLE...NAOMI...MILL SPRINGS...
BETSEY...NANCY...TRIMBLE...FRAZER...PULASKI COUNTY PARK...KIDDER...
QUINTON...BRONSTON...SOMERSET PULASKI AIRPORT...GENERAL BURNSIDE
S.P....BURNSIDE...TATEVILLE...ELIHU...FERGUSON AND SLOANS VALLEY.
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See that lovely light purple blob by Dickson.. I'm under that!
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
254 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN LAUREL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHEASTERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 330 PM EST

* AT 252 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SCIENCE HILL...OR 6 MILES NORTH OF
SOMERSET...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

IN ADDITION...UP TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS
STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MOUNT VERNON...LONDON...DABNEY...BOBTOWN...WOODSTOCK...S HOPVILLE...
BANDY...VALLEY OAK...BEE LICK...WILLAILLA...QUAIL...OTTOWA...LEVEL
GREEN...BROMO...SPIRO...WABP...BLOSS...HANSFORD... MARETBURG AND
CEDARVILLE.
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


IT just got really dark there...


Indeed, that may be the Storm that had the TVS warning.
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Quoting Patrap:
www.newschannel5.com webcam


IT just got really dark there...
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Thank you Ifyousayso! I live in Louisville, Ky. Moved from Florida about 2 years ago. Our temp is 70 degrees right now, but all the storms have stayed to the south.
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www.newschannel5.com webcam

One Dark Sky for this time of Day, that cell may be the TVS...

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Statement as of 2:46 PM EST on February 29, 2012

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect for northern Pulaski County
until 300 PM EST...

At 242 PM EST... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado. This dangerous
storm was located near Stab... or 10 miles northwest of Somerset...
moving east at 55 mph.

In addition... this storm is capable of producing up to half dollar
sized hail.

Locations impacted include...
Science Hill... Pulaski... Dabney... Bobtown... Woodstock...
Shopville... Valley Oak... bent... Bandy and Eubank.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This is a very dangerous storm. Take cover now. Move to an interior
room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in
a Mobile home... a vehicle or outdoors... move to the closest
substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
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What on earth is the GFS smoking? It has snow in Florida and Georgia at 120 hours!!!

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http://www.radioreference.com/
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Does anyone have the link to the emergency radio station that you can listen to online? I remember someone posting it last tornado outbreak and you could listen to local emergency responders. Thanks in advance.
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
WVC001-007-013-017-021-033-041-083-085-097-010030 -
/O.NEW.KRLX.FF.W.0001.120229T1826Z-120301T0030Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
126 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BARBOUR COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF PHILIPPI...
NORTHERN BRAXTON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
EAST CENTRAL CALHOUN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
SOUTHERN DODDRIDGE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
GILMER COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GLENVILLE...
SOUTHERN HARRISON COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
LEWIS COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WESTON...
NORTHERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ELKINS...
SOUTHEASTERN RITCHIE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
UPSHUR COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...BUCKHANNON...AUDRA STATE PARK...

* UNTIL 730 PM EST

* AT 118 PM EST...LOCAL OFFICIALS REPORTED HEAVY RAINFALL EARLIER
FILLING AREA STREAMS TO BANKFULL...WITH MANY STREAMS ALREADY
COMING OUT OF THEIR BANKS. DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ANOTHER BATCH
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING IN FROM THE WEST. THE
HEAVIEST OF THE INITIAL THUNDERSTORMS WERE 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF
GLENVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
JACKSON MILL...STONEWALL JACKSON LAKE STATE PARK...ROCK CAVE...MILL
CREEK...BELINGTON AND DAILEY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE WARNED AREA...LOCALLY HIGHER UNDER A HEAVY THUNDERSTORM.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
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Harveyville, Kansas tornado has been rated an EF2.
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Quoting Ameister12:
This is a terrible start to the severe weather season.

This outbreak might be terrible (and it has been), but the way Friday/Saturday sounds, that outbreak could be even worse than today. Dr. Greg Forbes is already giving Friday a TOR:CON rating of 6.


Yea and at three days out at that. Hope everyone is prepared
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Quoting Ameister12:
This is a terrible start to the severe weather season.

This outbreak might be terrible (and it has been), but the way Friday/Saturday sounds, that outbreak could be even worse than today. Dr. Greg Forbes is already giving Friday a TOR:CON rating of 6.
yes even here in florida this weekend a strong front will drop our temps 15-20 degree's in one night..have to watch that one come friday night especially north of us
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This is a terrible start to the severe weather season.

This outbreak might be terrible (and it has been), but the way Friday/Saturday sounds, that outbreak could be even worse than today. Dr. Greg Forbes is already giving Friday a TOR:CON rating of 6.
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I cannot comprehend..hen egg sized Hail..can you? imagine walking down the street or in your car..getting hit with a deluge of THAT!..like rocks falling from the sky at who knows what spped...geez
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
228 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 300 PM EST

* AT 224 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES NORTH OF RUSSELL SPRINGS...OR 23 MILES
NORTHWEST OF MONTICELLO...AND MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

IN ADDITION...UP TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CAINS STORE...MAGNUM...POINTER...STAB...HOGUE...SCIENCE HILL...
PULASKI...DABNEY...BOBTOWN...WOODSTOCK...SHOPVILLE ...VALLEY OAK...
BANDY...BENT AND EUBANK.
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Tornado Warning

------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
211 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

KYC063-115-153-175-291930-
/O.CON.KJKL.TO.W.0004.000000T0000Z-120229T1930Z/
JOHNSON KY-MAGOFFIN KY-MORGAN KY-ELLIOTT KY-
211 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL
ELLIOTT...EAST CENTRAL MORGAN...EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL MAGOFFIN AND
NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTIES UNTIL 230 PM EST...

AT 206 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FLATGAP...OR 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF
PAINTSVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

IN ADDITION...THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING HEN EGG SIZED
HAIL.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NIPPA...TUTOR KEY...BAKER...BOBBS...WILLIAMSPORT...OFFUTT...
RIVER...BOONS CAMP...WELLS CHAPEL AND WHITEHOUSE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR
ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN
A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3789 8309 3793 8309 3800 8307 3801 8302
3800 8301 3798 8302 3797 8299 3800 8297
3800 8294 3797 8283 3789 8268 3781 8268
TIME...MOT...LOC 1911Z 267DEG 41KT 3795 8281
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72.5dbz hail 2.25"
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The damage in Harrisburg looks like a high end E-3 through low E-4.
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2 TVS shown very near Nashville.



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Statement as of 1:20 PM CST on February 29, 2012

... A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 145 PM CST /245 PM EST/
for southeastern Casey... eastern Adair and northeastern Russell
counties...

At 116 PM CST... Weather Service Doppler radar continued to indicate a
severe thunderstorm with strong rotation. This dangerous storm was
located near Purdy... moving east at 55 mph.

* This dangerous storm will also impact...
Sycamore Flat and Decatur...
Windsor and Teddy...
Mintonville...
Ware and Argyle...

Funnel clouds have been seen with this storm.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall may obscure this possible tornado
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1259 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

WVZ010-011-016>020-027>032-037>040-046-047-010200 -
/O.NEW.KRLX.FF.A.0001.120229T1800Z-120301T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
PLEASANTS-TYLER-ROANE-WIRT-CALHOUN-RITCHIE-DODDRI DGE-CLAY-BRAXTON-
GILMER-LEWIS-HARRISON-TAYLOR-NICHOLAS-WEBSTER-UPS HUR-BARBOUR-
POCAHONTAS-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. MARYS...BELMONT...PADEN CITY...
SISTERSVILLE...MIDDLEBOURNE...SPENCER...ELIZABETH ...GRANTSVILLE...
HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO...WEST UNION...CLAY...SUTTON...GASSAWAY...
BURNSVILLE...GLENVILLE...WESTON...CLARKSBURG...BR IDGEPORT...
GRAFTON...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE.. .
WEBSTER SPRINGS...BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARL INTON...
ELKINS
1259 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA...CENTRAL WEST
VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...IN WEST VIRGINIA...POCAHONTAS. IN CENTRAL WEST
VIRGINIA...BRAXTON...CALHOUN...CLAY...GILMER...NIC HOLAS...
RIANE...TAYLOR AND WEBSTER. IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA...
BARBOUR...DODDRIDGE...HARRISON...LEWIS...PLEASANTS ...
RANDOLPH...RITCHIE...TYLER...UPSHUR AND WIRT.

* UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING

* OVER ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE WATCH AREA SO FAR TODAY.
THIS HAS BROUGHT MANY SMALL STREAMS TO BANKFULL WITH SOME
STREAMS COMING OUT OF THERE BANKS...ESPECIALLY BUT NOT LIMITED
TO LEWIS COUNTY. WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON
THEIR WAY INTO THE AREA...AND POISED TO BRING ANOTHER ONE HALF
INCH TO ONE INCH RAINFALL INTO THIS EVENING...MORE SIGNIFICANT
WATER PROBLEMS HAVE BECOME LIKELY.

* WATER WILL COVER ROADS AND PROPERTY WHERE SMALL STREAMS COME OUT
OF THERE BANKS AND WHERE THERE IS POOR DRAINAGE. THE LOWEST
SPOTS ARE ALWAYS THE MOST VULNERABLE TO FLOODING AND FLOOD
FIRST. THIS WAS ALREADY OCCURRING IN SOME AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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Quoting AussieStorm:


Quiet active east of Nashville
Yes.. twisters are staying to the north of us so far but I just saw a Tornadic Thunderstorm pop up about 15 miles to the East..
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Looking at those pictures bring back memories of the 2011 spring outbreak...
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