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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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Ouch is all I'm going to say right now...





I'd be worried if I lived in Kentucky, tornado parameters are off the chart.

What will Cincy see? Will we get a couple tornadoes?
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Quoting AussieStorm:


What do the arrows mean around the outside of the different shaded area's?

They just close off the "See Text", "Slight", and "Moderate" risk areas.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Ouch is all I'm going to say right now...





I'd be worried if I lived in Kentucky, tornado parameters are off the chart.


What do the arrows mean around the outside of the different shaded area's?
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Woah....Look at the NAM 0-3000m EHI across southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

Dr. Greg Forbes has raised the TOR:CON to 7/10.

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Quoting TampaSpin:
NEW Tornado Warning coming for just north of Red Ash West Virginia!


Central Indiana avoided the deadly overnight tornadoes that devastated Southern Missouri and Illinois on Wednesday, but emergency managers said the storms are a reminder of the dangers associated with storms that strike when people are most likely to be caught off guard.
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A study conducted by Northern Illinois University found that overnight tornadoes are 2.5 times more likely to kill as those occurring during the daytime hours. Emergency managers said it's a stat they can't emphasize enough.



"Everybody kind of takes this for granted," said David Warren, Emergency Management Director for Hancock County. "'It's in somebody else's back yard. It won't happen to me.' But it surely can and it has happened in Indianapolis and it has happened in Indiana."

The 2005 Evansville tornado that killed 25 people stands as one of the most tragic examples of what can happen when an overnight tornado catches people off guard.

"The key is to be vigilant and be prepared before you go to bed," Warren said.

Warren said everyone should have an action plan including where to go for shelter inside your home. Even if you don%u2019t have a basement, Warren said it is often best to seek the safest location inside your home because traveling outside at night can be very dangerous.

"We have a pantry that opens and the pantry is underneath the staircase," Graves said. If you go in that, it's a solid structure in the center of your house. And it's usually the lowest point with no windows."

Even though Graves is vigilant, she said she wouldn't go to bed in bad weather without her radio.

"One of the little crank ones where you can pick up all the stations and the weather stuff just to keep on top of it," Graves said. "Because unfortunately at night you're sleeping. You're not going to watch the news."

March 18-24 is Severe Weather Week. Emergency management offices across the region will hold special events to educate people on the dangers of severe weather and how to protect themselves.


Hey spin, does this guys name look familiar?
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Interesting compilation video of some of yesterday's activity along with the aftermath:

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Ouch is all I'm going to say right now...





I'd be worried if I lived in Kentucky, tornado parameters are off the chart.
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55 and sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. Looks to be a very nice day in Northern Virginia, could see 70 degrees this afternoon!
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Freezing rain, ice and even hail occurred across much of Southern Ontario late last night and this morning. Many students across the region will not be going to school today.
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Good morning to all. Pleasant weather in San Juan,Puerto Rico as temperatures are normal (84F) as highs with a ENE fresh breeze. As it normally occurs this time of the year,dry weather is with us with only a few passing fast moving showers. Those that may be in the Moderate Risk area tommorow,stay safe.
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Maybe I'm just showing incomplete understanding of the air masses and their interactions but the insertion of a band of dry air through TN/KY on through VA makes it hard for me to believe we'll see much instability develop in that area today. I'm a bit confused by the 3/1 Convective Outlook posted on here earlier but ready to watch and learn.
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Good morning!
1 hour school delay for me :D I only got a couple inches but there's a lot of sleet also.
Also: You know it's serious when the SPC issues a moderate probability on a 2 day outlook in the beginning of March,
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Good morning everyone! 67 going up to 81 or so this afternoon here in foggy then sunny florida..have a great day everyone.
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The tree fire mystery is solved. I don't know if this made it to the blog in the midst of all the bad weather reports yesterday so I'm posting it now. From Yahoo News.

Florida Woman Admits to Burning Down 3,500-Year-Old Tree
By Alexandra Ludka | ABC News Blogs – 13 hrs ago

Twenty-six-year-old Sara Barnes was arrested in Seminole County, Fla., after she admitted to setting fire to one of the oldest trees in the world.

The 118-foot, 3,500-year-old bald cypress tree, located in Big Tree Park in Longwood, Fla., mysteriously burned to the ground on Jan. 16, 2012.

The Department of Forestry suspected foul play at first, but the fire was treated as an accident until crime line tips led them Barnes.

"We received a tip through our crime line on Jan. 17," said Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Agriculture. "We interviewed some friends of Ms. Barnes who said that she admitted to setting the fire and had pictures and video of the fire when it started."

According to Ivey, while authorities were serving a search warrant of Barnes' house, she admitted to starting a fire at the base of the tree as a light source so she could see what she was doing.

She was then charged with intentional burning of land, which is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida.

Barnes was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

The tree, nicknamed " The Senator," is a historic landmark. It was donated to Seminole County by Sen. M.O. Overstreet in 1927 and was dedicated by Calvin Coolidge as a national historic landmark two years later.

Beyond the history of the tree, The Senator was a part of the culture of the area.

On the day in January when the tree burned down, many locals were devastated.

"I heard it on the radio this morning and I cried," said Donna Williams, a longtime Seminole resident. "Anyone who has lived in this area, not to mention those who were born here, it's part of your life because it's so gorgeous and awesome. I got a chill."
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592 fengeryc "ghdWelcome! "

So tell me... why do you look like MALWARE ?
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If N GA is not in the MDT in the 1730z outlook, ill be really unhappy.

SPC Day 2 Convective Outlook:




DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1252 AM CST THU MAR 01 2012

...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS PORTIONS
MS...AL...TN...KY...INDIANA...OH...

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ELSEWHERE FROM ARKLAMISS REGION
ENEWD TO CAROLINAS AND NWD TO SWRN PA...INDIANA AND OZARKS...

...SYNOPSIS...
UPPER-AIR PATTERN TRANSITION IS UNDERWAY ATTM...WITH HEIGHT FALLS
ACROSS MUCH OF WRN CONUS IN ADVANCE OF SYNOPTIC SCALE TROUGH
DEVELOPMENT. RESULT THROUGH DAY-1 WILL BE BROADLY CYCLONIC FLOW
ACROSS MOST OF WRN CONUS...MOVING EWD TO CENTRAL CONUS DAY-2. BY
START OF PERIOD...EXPECT NRN-STREAM MID-UPPER CYCLONE LOCATED OVER
ND/MB BORDER REGION...AND BASAL 500-MB SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER
4-CORNERS REGION. DOWNSTREAM FROM THAT PERTURBATION...LOWER-
AMPLITUDE SHORTWAVE SHOULD BE MOVING ENEWD ACROSS KS. VORTICITY
FIELDS WITH LATTER TWO SHORTWAVES SHOULD REMAIN WELL-CONNECTED...
EFFECTIVELY RESULTING IN POSITIVELY TILTED TROUGH FROM ERN IA/NRN IL
REGION TO ERN NM BY 3/00Z. BY 3/12Z...EXPECT MID-UPPER LOW OVER LH
OR ADJOINING PORTIONS ONT...WITH TROUGH SWWD OVER LOWEST SEGMENT OF
OH RIVER...OK...AND SRN NM.

AT SFC...COLD FRONT NOW IMPINGING ON SWRN APPALACHIANS/TN VALLEY/NRN
LA SHOULD MOVE BACK N AS WARM FRONT THIS PERIOD...WRN PORTION OF
WHICH WILL ATTACH WITH SFC FRONTAL-WAVE LOW OVER MO BY 2/12Z. LOW
WILL DEEPEN AND MOVE NEWD TOWARD SRN LOWER MI BY 3/00Z...THEN
OCCLUDE AND BECOME STACKED WITH MIDLEVEL VORTEX BY END OF PERIOD.
WARM FRONT SHOULD MOVE NEWD OVER MID-UPPER OH VALLEY AND CENTRAL
APPALACHIANS THROUGH PERIOD. COLD FRONT TRAILING SFC LOW SHOULD
START PERIOD OVER OZARKS...SERN OK AND W-CENTRAL TX. BY
3/00Z...COLD FRONT SHOULD REACH ERN INDIANA/WRN OH...SERN AR...AND
MIDDLE TX COASTAL PLAIN. BY 3/12Z...COLD FRONT SHOULD REACH
CENTRAL/ERN PA...WRN VA...NRN GA...AND SRN AL.

...OZARKS...LOWER MS/TN VALLEY AND AL TO OH VALLEY STATES...
SCATTERED ELEVATED TSTMS IN CLUSTERS MAY BE CARRY OVER FROM LATE
DAY-1 PERIOD OVER PORTIONS OZARKS...LOWER OH VALLEY AND MID-SOUTH
REGIONS...WITH FAVORABLE CAPE ALOFT AND DEEP-LAYER SHEAR FOR HAIL.
SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY MAY PERSIST LONG ENOUGH TO BECOME SFC-BASED BY
MIDDAY AND EARLY AFTERNOON IN INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR
SVR. OTHER SCATTERED-NUMEROUS TSTMS SHOULD DEVELOP ALONG/AHEAD OF
COLD FRONT. TSTMS SHOULD BE FAST-MOVING...COVERING LONG SWATHS WITH
THEIR SVR THREATS OVER ANY GIVEN PERIOD OF TIME.


AIR MASS AHEAD OF SFC COLD FRONT AND IN WAKE OF MORNING CONVECTION
SHOULD DESTABILIZE FAVORABLY AMIDST STG LOW-LEVEL WAA/MOISTURE
TRANSPORT. INTENSE DEEP-LAYER SHEAR AND LOW-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS WILL
SPREAD OVER MUCH OF WARM SECTOR...ALONG WITH SFC DEW POINTS
INCREASING FROM MID 50S OVER OH TO MID 60S OVER PORTIONS MS/AL. IN
TANDEM WITH DIURNAL SFC HEATING...THIS SHOULD SUPPORT MLCAPE 250-500
J/KG OVER PORTIONS OH/INDIANA...TO 1500-2000 J/KG RANGE OVER
PORTIONS TN/KY...THEN DECREASING SOMEWHAT FARTHER S DUE TO
INFLUENCES OF STABLE LAYERS ALOFT. DESPITE UNCERTAINTIES REGARDING
EXTENT/COVERAGE OF VARIOUS CONVECTIVE MODES THIS FAR OUT...EXPECT
WEAK CINH...BROADLY FAVORABLE CAPE/SHEAR PARAMETER SPACE...AND
RELATIVELY DENSE COVERAGE OF CONVECTION LIKELY TO IMPINGE ON THAT
SETTING. AS SUCH...NUMEROUS SVR WIND EVENTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG WITH
POTENTIAL FOR STG TORNADOES FROM EITHER SUPERCELLS OR QLCS-VORTEX
MECHANISMS. AT LEAST A FEW WIND EVENTS AOA 65 KT AND
LONG-TRACK/SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE. THEREFORE...
SIGNIFICANT-SVR AREA IS BEING INTRODUCED...DRIVING CATEGORICAL MDT
RISK WHERE OVERLAID WITH RELATIVELY DENSE 45% TOTAL-SVR PROBABILITY.


...CAROLINAS...
INITIALLY SEPARATE SVR POTENTIAL MAY DEVELOP OVER THIS REGION DURING
AFTERNOON/EVENING...WHICH MAY CONNECT WITH ERN FRINGES OF LARGER SVR
AREA LATE IN PERIOD AS LATTER REGIME SHIFTS EWD. SRN BRANCH OF STG
MID-UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL SPREAD OVER INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE
BOUNDARY-LAYER THETAE ASSOCIATED WITH RETREATING WARM FRONT.
PRIMARY UNCERTAINTIES ATTM RESIDE IN STRENGTH OF LOW-LEVEL
LIFT...AND THEREFORE CONVECTIVE COVERAGE. HOWEVER...DIURNAL
HEATING...PRESENCE OF REASONABLY WELL-DEFINED FRONTAL ZONE...AND
WEAK MLCINH SHOULD PERMIT WIDELY SCATTERED TO SCATTERED TSTMS TO
DEVELOP IN REGIME OF 60S F WARM-SECTOR DEW POINTS. ACCORDINGLY
ADJUSTED FCST SOUNDINGS SUGGEST 1000-1500 J/KG LATE-AFTERNOON MLCAPE
POSSIBLE...JUXTAPOSED WITH 50-60 KT EFFECTIVE SHEAR MAGNITUDES.
MAIN THREAT MAY BE DAMAGING WIND...WITH ISOLATED HAIL ALSO EXPECTED.
FCST HODOGRAPHS ALSO ARE FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELL/TORNADO RISK...MAIN
QUESTIONS BEING COVERAGE/DURATION OF FAVORABLE STORM MODES.


..EDWARDS.. 03/01/2012
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It looks like we're outpacing last year by a significant margin.

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Things may be about to POP West of Atlanta...time for some sleep.....zzzzzzzz GET YOUR WEATHER RADIOS ON NOW!
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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
110 AM EST THU MAR 1 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN CITY OF LYNCHBURG IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
NORTHERN CAMPBELL COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
EASTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
WESTERN APPOMATTOX COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

* UNTIL 145 AM EST.

* AT 108 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR GOODE...OR
NEAR FOREST...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FOREST...
TIMBERLAKE...
LYNCHBURG AIRPORT...
RUSTBURG...
CONCORD...
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Quoting jamesrainier:
1224 am EST Thu Mar 1 2012

...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 1245 am EST for city of
Bristol...Washington...Scott and Sullivan counties...

At 1222 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a tornado. This tornado was located 6 miles east of
Hiltons...or 10 miles west of Bristol TN...moving east at 45 mph.

Locations in the warning include...
Bristol TN...Bristol VA...Blountville and Benhams.


That storm seems to be dying out...
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1224 am EST Thu Mar 1 2012

...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 1245 am EST for city of
Bristol...Washington...Scott and Sullivan counties...

At 1222 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a tornado. This tornado was located 6 miles east of
Hiltons...or 10 miles west of Bristol TN...moving east at 45 mph.

Locations in the warning include...
Bristol TN...Bristol VA...Blountville and Benhams.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1212 AM EST THU MAR 1 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
CITY OF BRISTOL IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM EST

* AT 1208 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WEBER
CITY...OR NEAR GATE CITY. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING
EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
BRISTOL TN...BRISTOL VA...HILTONS...BLOUNTVILLE AND BENHAMS.
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I'm really starting to get angry at the NWS. There needs to be a tornado watch!!!
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A 2nd TVS just hit my screen....
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Those that KNOW HOW to use this GR Program is way ahead of things issued.....Amazing Technology.
Agree with you %100 percent!
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
I said this storm need to be warned 10 minutes before the NWS warned it today. Produced a tornado that did damage.

Smithville TN at 4:40. Warning was issued at 4:50

EDIT: Idk why my images are not showing up-Link


Those that KNOW HOW to use this GR Program is way ahead of things issued.....Amazing Technology.
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Also the storm in TN that was tornado warned seems to be reforming.
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Quoting TampaSpin:


This one is getting NASTY it appears.
Gate is about to get nailed. Really starting to wrap up at the worst time! Need to go to bed but I cant!
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Quoting TampaSpin:


A warning was just now issued....WOW we was on it very early.
I said this storm need to be warned 10 minutes before the NWS warned it today. Produced a tornado that did damage.

Smithville TN at 4:40. Warning was issued at 4:50

EDIT: Idk why my images are not showing up-Link
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1202 am EST Thu Mar 1 2012

...A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 1230 am EST for Scott...
extreme eastern Hawkins and western Sullivan counties...

At 1159 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate a tornado. This tornado was located near Clinchport...or
near Gate City...moving east at 45 mph.

Locations in the warning include...
Gate City...Kingsport and Weber City.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Heavy rainfall may obscure this tornado.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Wow just realized its almost 12:00. Night everyone. Seems that its gona be one hell of a night for everyone staying up. Still wondering why no watches or even a MD has been issued.


A warning was just now issued....WOW we was on it very early.
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This one is getting NASTY it appears.
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Wow just realized its almost 12:00. Night everyone. Seems that its gona be one hell of a night for everyone staying up. Still wondering why no watches or even a MD has been issued.
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New warned cell is starting to reform a hook.
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New Warning coming for GATE City...
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1150 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EXTREME EASTERN HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
WESTERN SULLIVAN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 1230 AM EST

* AT 1145 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 11 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF PENNINGTON GAP...OR 14 MILES EAST OF JONESVILLE.
DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
GATE CITY...KINGSPORT...WEBER CITY...OKOLONA...CLINCHPORT AND MOUNT
CARMEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
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Quoting TampaSpin:



This is some of strongest Rotation of the NITE....that is just occurring A NEW WARNING COMING

Yah this is ridiculous they need to issue a new watch these storms all seem to be tornadic.
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This is some of strongest Rotation of the NITE....that is just occurring A NEW WARNING COMING
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Do you guys see the images I'm posting?
If not: Link

Looks to be a hook with possible debris ball, storm now has a TVS.
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Ok you guys seeing what I'm seeing?
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1139 PM EST WED FEB 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
HAWKINS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 1215 AM EST

* AT 1135 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF PENNINGTON GAP...OR 9 MILES EAST OF JONESVILLE...AND
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
JASPER...DUFFIELD...OKOLONA...CLINCHPORT AND MOUNT CARMEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
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Quoting jamesrainier:
Some weather at Virginia Tech in an hour?


Tech sucks, Wa hoo wa
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NEW TORNADO near South of JONESVILLE....take cover NOW...appears on the ground.
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Some weather at Virginia Tech in an hour?
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