High risk of a major tornado outbreak today; 13 dead from Leap Day outbreak

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:14 PM GMT on March 02, 2012

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A powerful spring storm system is gathering strength over Missouri this morning, and will track northeastward into Southern Michigan tonight. The atmosphere in the storm's warm sector, south of the the warm front and east of the cold front, is very unstable, thanks to a flow of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico at the surface, and very cold, dry air aloft. A powerful jet stream with winds winds aloft blowing at 150 mph will interact with this unstable air, and the strong change of wind speed and direction with height (wind shear) associated with this jet will impart a strong twisting motion to updrafts that from in this afternoon's thunderstorms along the cold front. These are ideal conditions for tornado formation, and a large tornado outbreak with damaging long-track tornadoes is likely late this afternoon in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed Central Kentucky, Northern Tennessee, and a small portion of Southern Indiana in their "High Risk" area for severe weather Friday afternoon and evening, and is warning of the possibility of long-track significant tornadoes. While the conditions are not as dangerous as those we saw in 2011 during the May 21 - 25 Joplin, Missouri and late April Southeast U.S. tornado outbreaks, the potential exists for a punishing tornado assault with many more strong and violent tornadoes than occurred during the Leap Day outbreak. A number of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds have already formed this morning along the storm's warm front, in Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois. Consult our Severe Weather Page and Interactive Tornado Page to follow the storms.


Figure 1. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed Central Kentucky, Northern Tennessee, and a small portion of Southern Indiana in their "High Risk" area for severe weather Friday afternoon. This is highest level of alert.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center is calling for a 30% chance of tornadoes today within 25 miles of each point in the pink shaded area. Within the hatched area, there is a 10% or greater probability of strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes, or violent EF-4 and EF-5 tornadoes within 25 miles of a point.

Leap Day tornado outbreak death toll hits 13
The cleanup continues today from the round of deadly tornadoes that pounded the Midwest on Leap Day, killing thirteen people. The outbreak began on February 28, when nine confirmed tornadoes touched down. A pair of EF-2 tornadoes hit Buffalo, Missouri and Harveyville, Kansas, with each twister causing one death. Also on that day, a weak EF-0 tornado moved over open fields near Gandy, Nebraska--the first February tornado in Nebraska since record keeping began in 1950. The outbreak continued on Leap Day, February 29, with 27 more confirmed tornadoes. Hardest hit was Harrisburg, Illinois, where a violent EF-4 tornado with 180 mph killed six, injured approximately 100, and damaged 200 homes and 25 businesses. The tornado cut a path 26.5 miles long and 275 yards wide across the town, according to the NWS damage survey. The only EF-3 tornado of the outbreak hit Asherville, Missouri that day, killing one person. The other deadly tornadoes of the outbreak included an EF-2 tornado that killed one person in Cassville, MO; an EF-2 that killed two in Monterey, Tennessee, and an EF-1 that killed one person in Smithville, Tennessee. An EF-2 tornado also plowed through downtown Branson, Missouri on Leap Day, injuring 33 people. An NWS storm survey found the tornado was 400 yards wide and carved a path 22 miles long. Overall, damage from the two-day tornado outbreak will run in the hundreds of millions, and could add up to the first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2012 in the U.S. The 36 confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak make it the second largest February tornado outbreak since record keeping began in 1950. The biggest February tornado outbreak occurred on February 5 - 6, 2008, when 92 tornadoes touched down.


Figure 3. Damage at the Branson, Missouri Hilton after the Leap Day tornado. The tornado blew out or cracked windows in 219 of the hotel rooms in the 12-story/295 room Hilton Branson Convention Center, and extensively damaged three of Branson’s 50 plus theatres--Americana Theater, Branson Variety Theater and Dick Clarks’ American Bandstand Theater. Image credit: BransonRecovery Facebook page.

Portlight disaster relief charity responds to the Harrisburg, Illinois tornado
Portlight has a seasoned veteran from last year's tornado recovery efforts in Harrisburg, IL, and is looking for more people to volunteer their time. They are teaming with another disaster recovery charity, Team Rubicon, in the effort. As usual, they will be focusing efforts on the unserved, under served and forgotten. Please visit the Portlight Disaster Relief blog to learn more. Donations are always welcome!


Figure 4. Team Rubicon at work during last year's tornado recovery efforts.

Jeff Masters

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Don't let that person get to you. I understood where you were coming completely man.
NO I MISREAD HIS COMMENT! He was just making a joke. I'm so sry!
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

TAKE COVER now in city of #Chattanooga. Possible #tornado headed into the city now!!
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Maybe this is our equivalent of the 10/31 snow and the rest of severe season will be quieter.
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1097. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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Those poor people in West Liberty... They just got hit a couple days ago, an even stronger one today, and another tornado warning now
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Tornado warning Chattanooga
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Tornado warn S chattanoga
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Quoting dogsgomoo:


Oh. So as a safety / preparedness act you do not recommend standing outside in the oncoming storm holding a laptop aloft while screaming "Back you vile creature. Back from whence you came." ;)

Just looked at the radar. I hope it's not a trick of the short loop but it looks like the one's south of Atlanta seem to be losing some steam.

OMG. I'm so sry I miss read that.
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1091. Patrap
Dupage Severe Weather Warnings PAge

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

TORNADO WARNING TALLAHASSEE FL - KTAE 532 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 630 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 629 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 628 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 528 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 627 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
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1090. LargoFl
000
WFUS51 KRLX 022329
TORRLX
KYC019-043-127-WVC099-030015-
/O.NEW.KRLX.TO.W.0006.120302T2329Z-120303T0015Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
629 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BOYD COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHEASTERN CARTER COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GRAYSON LAKE STATE PARK...
NORTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF YATESVILLE LAKE STATE PARK...
NORTHWESTERN WAYNE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 715 PM EST

* AT 624 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 18 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF GRAYSON LAKE STATE PARK...OR 10 MILES WEST OF SANDY
HOOK...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
WEBBVILLE...DENTON...RUSH...GARNER...DURBIN AND BURNAUGH.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...I-64 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS
184 AND 191 IN KENTUCKY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO
SO SAFELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY MORNING
FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST OHIO AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND
CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3840 8260 3818 8251 3809 8292 3811 8290
3817 8292 3817 8298 3819 8302 3818 8306
3822 8309 3824 8314 3822 8321 3819 8324
3819 8328 3820 8328
TIME...MOT...LOC 2329Z 256DEG 48KT 3810 8323

$$
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2301 1 W BROOKLYN COFFEE AL 3131 8619 SEVERAL REPORTS OF A TORNDAO RECIEVED WEST OF BROOKLYN. (TAE)
2301 WEST LIBERTY MORGAN KY 3791 8327 THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF MULTIPLE INJURIES AND DEATHS. (JKL)
2310 6 W EDMONTON METCALFE KY 3698 8573 POSSIBLE (LMK)
2315 CROCKETT MORGAN KY 3799 8309 TORNADO ON GROUND. ALSO 3 INCH DIAMETER HAIL.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Ok the cell has seemed to toned down a bit. It will probably recycle.


Looks like it has started to already. I'd be surprised if it didn't... it's out all by itself...
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I'm really concerned, considering this isn't the peak of storm season yet. Maybe this will be the main weather event and the regular storm season will be quiet this year...I sure hope so.
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1086. Patrap
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Quoting Ameister12:
West Liberty was recovering from an EF2 tornado 2 days ago. So sad.
It was? Ow those poor people that is terrible.
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Holy smokes. West Liberty is under another tornado warning.
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Storms in the south really firing up now.Not looking good for Georgia.


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SPC says there have now been 60 67 tornado reports today. The most ever tornadoes for a single March day was 59. Of course, the final tally will be smaller than the number initially reported--but there are several horus to go still, and things are active in many places, and yet to start in still others. IOW: that record seems in jeopardy...
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Well a computer is not going to stop 200MPH winds.


Oh. So as a safety / preparedness act you do not recommend standing outside in the oncoming storm holding a laptop aloft while screaming "Back you vile creature. Back from whence you came." ;)

Just looked at the radar. I hope it's not a trick of the short loop but it looks like the one's south of Atlanta seem to be losing some steam.

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West Liberty is going to get hit by a second tornado.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

TORNADO WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY

609 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A



* TORNADO WARNING FOR...

ESTILL COUNTY...

NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY...

LEE COUNTY...

SOUTHERN MENIFEE COUNTY...

WESTERN MORGAN COUNTY...

SOUTHERN POWELL COUNTY...AND WOLFE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...



* UNTIL 700 PM EST



* AT 605 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS

STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR KNOB LICK...OR 8 MILES WEST OF IRVINE...AND

MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.



* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...

PITTS...COW CREEK...RAVENNA AND WILLOW TREE AROUND 615 PM EST.

COBHILL...FITCHBURG...PATSEY AND FURNACE AROUND 620 PM EST.

PILOT...STANDING ROCK...SEE AND SLADE AROUND 625 PM EST.

GLENCAIRN...PINE RIDGE AND JENSON AROUND 630 PM EST.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



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 3783 8317 3777 8327 3775 8325 3767 8325

3770 8339 3763 8346 3765 8350 3764 8353

3756 8356 3750 8386 3752 8388 3750 8388

3744 8418 3754 8419 3756 8417 3757 8410

3764 8413 3767 8410 3777 8409 3800 8329

TIME...MOT...LOC 2308Z 254DEG 56KT 3767 8405



$$



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Chattanooga about to get hit AGAIN? Twice in the same day.
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1076. Patrap

203
WFUS54 KOHX 022328
TOROHX
TNC003-117-119-030000-
/O.NEW.KOHX.TO.W.0038.120302T2328Z-120303T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
528 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
CENTRAL MARSHALL COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
SOUTHEASTERN MAURY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 527 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LEWISBURG...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SHELBYVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3536 8686 3552 8695 3568 8652 3568 8651
3550 8642
TIME...MOT...LOC 2328Z 247DEG 47KT 3548 8680
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Quoting dogsgomoo:


Thank you. That makes sense.

I was hoping these storms wouldn't track so far into GA. I'm watching the clouds get thick now in Atlanta and still hoping they do their usual evening fizzle


Atlanta.. right on the edge of moderate. Looks like the potential is there for that part of Georgia. Good luck. I feel much safer in Macon XD
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1074. Patrap

788
WFUS51 KRLX 022327
TORRLX
KYC127-WVC011-043-099-030015-
/O.NEW.KRLX.TO.W.0005.120302T2327Z-120303T0015Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
627 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...YATESVILLE LAKE STATE PARK...
LOUISA...
SOUTH CENTRAL CABELL COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
WESTERN LINCOLN COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HAMLIN...
CENTRAL WAYNE COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WAYNE...

* UNTIL 715 PM EST

* AT 624 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A TORNADO 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CHARLEY...OR NEAR BLAINE...MOVING
EAST AT 55 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO FORT
GAY...DUNLOW...EAST LYNN LAKE...KIAHSVILLE...RANGER...HARTS AND
GILL.

.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO
SO SAFELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY MORNING
FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST OHIO AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND
CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA.



LAT...LON 3832 8208 3802 8199 3801 8205 3795 8272
3815 8279
TIME...MOT...LOC 2327Z 256DEG 49KT 3803 8276
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Another tornadic supercell with a hook is headed towards West Liberty.
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Please not Chattanooga.

Storm is really strong.
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Tornado warning needed for Chattanooga.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
524 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON PARISH IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN WALTHALL COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 521 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 12 MILES WEST OF
ANGIE...OR 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF FRANKLINTON...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
30 MPH.

* THE POSSIBLE TORNADO WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE
INDICATED COUNTY AND PARISH.
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1069. Patrap
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TORNADO WARNING NEW ORLEANS LA - KLIX 524 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 623 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING CHARLESTON WV - KRLX 623 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING NASHVILLE TN - KOHX 523 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 621 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 522 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 621 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 519 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING LOUISVILLE KY - KLMK 617 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING MEMPHIS TN - KMEG 516 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
TORNADO WARNING MOBILE AL - KMOB 517 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012
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1067. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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Today is now the biggest tornado outbreak since May 22, 2011, and will likely pass it soon.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


Storm may produce tornado soon. Rotation strenghtening.


Chattanooga is going to get rocked by large hail and damaging winds, hopefully it doesnt jog north.
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

Report from emerg. mgr...numerous structures damaged or destroyed in Otway, OH (Scioto County)
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1063. Patrap
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West Liberty was recovering from an EF2 tornado 2 days ago. So sad.
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Sandy Hook needs to take cover, this storm is starting to get the same hook.
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Storm may produce tornado soon. Rotation strenghtening.
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1059. Patrap

791
WFUS53 KJKL 022321 RRA
TORJKL
KYC011-063-069-165-175-205-030000-
/O.NEW.KJKL.TO.W.0026.120302T2321Z-120303T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
621 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BATH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
ELLIOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
SOUTHEASTERN FLEMING COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN MENIFEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHWESTERN MORGAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...
ROWAN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 619 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. IN
ADDITION...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.
THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BLUESTONE...OR NEAR
MOREHEAD...AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
HALDEMAN...VALE...ELLIOTTVILLE AND WAGNER STORE AROUND 630 PM EST.

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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1058. Patrap

461
WFUS51 KRLX 022323
TORRLX
KYC019-089-OHC053-087-WVC011-030000-
/O.NEW.KRLX.TO.W.0004.120302T2323Z-120303T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
623 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BOYD COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ASHLAND...
SOUTHEASTERN GREENUP COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
NORTH CENTRAL CABELL COUNTY IN WEST VIRGINIA...
SOUTH CENTRAL GALLIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
SOUTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...IRONTON...COAL GROVE...

* UNTIL 700 PM EST

* AT 619 PM EST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR LOAD...OR 9
MILES NORTHEAST OF GRAYSON...MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
WURTLAND...WORTHINGTON...RACELAND...SUMMIT...FLATW OODS...HANGING
ROCK...RUSSELL...BELLEFONTE...WESTWOOD...SOUTH POINT...
BURLINGTON...AID...SCOTTOWN...ATHALIA...GREEN BOTTOM AND CROWN
CITY..

.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...HAIL OR STRONG WINDS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...877-633-6772...WHEN YOU CAN DO
SO SAFELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY MORNING
FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST OHIO AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND
CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA.



LAT...LON 3856 8283 3858 8275 3867 8228 3845 8222
3844 8247 3841 8251 3841 8255 3842 8259
3841 8263 3838 8281
TIME...MOT...LOC 2323Z 257DEG 52KT 3846 8280
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People in Blaine need to take cover! Tornado has been confirmed to cause significant damage in West Liberty.
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1056. Patrap

121
WFUS54 KOHX 022323
TOROHX
TNC117-119-187-030000-
/O.NEW.KOHX.TO.W.0037.120302T2323Z-120303T0000Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
523 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN MARSHALL COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
EASTERN MAURY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
SOUTHEASTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 517 PM CST...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
NEAR COLUMBIA. A TORNADO MAY DEVELOP AT ANY TIME. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS DANGEROUS STORM MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHAPEL HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 3568 8707 3585 8660 3583 8663 3582 8662
3579 8662 3579 8666 3577 8666 3575 8670
3571 8668 3569 8664 3560 8665 3551 8699
TIME...MOT...LOC 2323Z 249DEG 32KT 3563 8692
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1055. Patrap
Jackson Radar
NEXRAD Radar
Type
Echo Tops Elevation
Range
124 NMI

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Member Since: July 3, 2005 Posts: 428 Comments: 129844
Ok the cell has seemed to toned down a bit. It will probably recycle.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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