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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Quoting Chicklit:
Just heard a strong cell is 25 miles west of metro Louisville, now.
Saw/heard that. Looks like it may clip the northwestern metro area.

Oh boy...
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
339 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN DECATUR COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHERN JENNINGS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST

* AT 337 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL. THIS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NORTH VERNON...OR 15 MILES NORTHEAST OF
SEYMOUR...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BUTLERVILLE...
WESTPORT...
NEBRASKA...
MILLHOUSEN...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. ALTHOUGH NOT IMMEDIATELY
LIKELY...IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF
SAFETY INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER
HOUR...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...DEADLY LIGHTNING...AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR
YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR
HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE
INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
334 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

VAZ063-065>068-070>072-079>083-087>090-022115-
AMELIA VA-BRUNSWICK VA-CHARLES CITY VA-CHESTERFIELD VA-DINWIDDIE VA-
GREENSVILLE VA-HANOVER VA-HENRICO VA-JAMES CITY VA-KING WILLIAM VA-
LUNENBURG VA-MECKLENBURG VA-NEW KENT VA-NOTTOWAY VA-PRINCE GEORGE VA-
SURRY VA-SUSSEX VA-
334 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT CENTRAL KING WILLIAM...CHARLES
CITY...CHESTERFIELD...CITY OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS...CITY OF HOPEWELL...
CITY OF PETERSBURG...CITY OF RICHMOND...DINWIDDIE...EASTERN
LUNENBURG...NORTHERN BRUNSWICK...NORTHERN GREENSVILLE...NORTHERN
MECKLENBURG...NORTHERN SUSSEX...NOTTOWAY...PRINCE GEORGE...
SOUTHEASTERN AMELIA...SOUTHEASTERN HANOVER...SOUTHEASTERN HENRICO...
SURRY...WESTERN JAMES CITY AND WESTERN NEW KENT COUNTIES...

AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS COVERED PORTIONS OF AMELIA...
BRUNSWICK...CHARLES CITY...CHESTERFIELD...CITY OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS...
CITY OF HOPEWELL...CITY OF PETERSBURG...CITY OF RICHMOND...
DINWIDDIE...GREENSVILLE...HANOVER...HENRICO...JAM ES CITY...KING
WILLIAM...LUNENBURG...MECKLENBURG...NEW KENT...NOTTOWAY...PRINCE
GEORGE...SURRY AND SUSSEX COUNTIES AT 329 PM EST. THE STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS WERE GENERALLY MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.

* VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL FROM THESE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...AND
WILL CAUSE WATER TO POND ON ROADS AND FILL POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THE
RAIN WILL CAUSE RAPID RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

LAT...LON 3769 7721 3743 7685 3705 7677 3681 7773
3680 7831 3732 7804

$$

DEROSA
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Quoting Ameister12:
Why the hell isn't this tornado warned. This is moving right for me.

Prepare to take cover.
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new pekin third???
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
241 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
SOUTHEASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
NORTH CENTRAL LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST

* AT 238 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR MUSCLE
SHOALS AND THE TENNESSEE RIVER...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. SOFTBALL
SIZED HAIL IS ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
FORD CITY.
KILLEN.
CENTER STAR.
ELGIN.
ROGERSVILLE.
ANDERSON.

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 3479 8724 3478 8728 3476 8727 3476 8724
3474 8725 3466 8768 3483 8775 3499 8721
TIME...MOT...LOC 2040Z 251DEG 39KT 3477 8762

$$
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
239 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL DAVIESS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST.

* AT 237 PM CST...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
WEST OF MASONVILLE...OR 5 MILES SOUTH OF OWENSBORO...AND MOVING
EAST AT 65 MPH. THIS STORM PRODUCED QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN BEECH
GROVE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
MASONVILLE...WHITESVILLE AND KNOTTSVILLE.
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Just heard a strong cell is 25 miles west of metro Louisville, moving east ~65 miles per hour with baseball sized hail according to whass11 tv Link
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Quoting Ameister12:
Why the hell isn't this tornado warned. This is moving right for me.
take cover NOW
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
238 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
LINCOLN COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST

* AT 234 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR CASH
POINT...OR ABOUT 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FAYETTEVILLE...MOVING EAST
AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
CARMARGO.
SKINEM.
MOLINO.
KELSO.
SMITHLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
NORTHERN ALABAMA AND CENTRAL TENNESSEE.
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Why the hell isn't this tornado warned. This is moving right for me.
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Quoting Chapelhill:
A chaser reports baseball size hail covering ground with major tornado damage in Henryville, IN.


Roger dat, lotsa folks Hanging it all out today getting the info in to the Media outlet's.



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More tornadoes.... Georgia's 1st!!!


TORNADO WARNING
GAC137-241-SCC073-022115-
/O.NEW.KGSP.TO.W.0005.120302T2035Z-120302T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
335 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN HABERSHAM COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
SOUTHERN RABUN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CLAYTON...
NORTHERN OCONEE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST

* AT 335 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 3 MILES SOUTH OF
NACOOHE LAKE...OR 8 MILES NORTH OF CLARKESVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE RABUN AND TURNERVILLE...
LAKEMONT...TALLULAH FALLS...TIGER AND CLAYTON...
LONG CREEK...
MOUNTAIN REST AND PINE MOUNTAIN...
SALEM...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES SHOULD BE ABANDONED FOR STURDIER SHELTER.
OTHERWISE...GO TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF YOUR HOME
OR PLACE OF BUSINESS. MAKE SURE THERE ARE AS MANY WALLS AND FLOORS
BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE.

TO REPORT TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...OR FLOODING...
THROUGH OUR AUTOMATED REPORTING SYSTEM...CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER...
1 8 7 7...6 3 3...6 7 7 2.
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no matter what it takes it cannot take the spirit
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
339 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
TRIMBLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHEASTERN CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST...

* AT 337 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO JUST EAST OF TROUT IN TRIMBLE COUNTY KENTUCKY. A SECONDARY
AREA OF STRONG ROTATION WAS LOCATED JUST NORTHEAST OF MEMPHIS
INDIANA. THESE STORMS ARE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 TO 65 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL ALSO IMPACT...
BEDFORD...
MADISON...
NEW MARKET AND MARYSVILLE...
NEW WASHINGTON AND LEXINGTON...
PAYNESVILLE AND OTTO...
SALUDA AND WISES LANDING...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF IN A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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TORNADO WARNING
INC041-161-177-OHC037-135-022115-
/O.NEW.KILN.TO.W.0002.120302T2039Z-120302T2115Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
339 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHERN UNION COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
WAYNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN DARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...
NORTHERN PREBLE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST.

* AT 337 PM EST...RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
BENTONVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...
THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER INCH HAIL AND
DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CAMBRIDGE CITY...
HAGERSTOWN...
CENTERVILLE...
RICHMOND...
FOUNTAIN CITY...
NEW PARIS...
EATON...
NEW MADISON...
WEST ALEXANDRIA...
LEWISBURG...
ARCANUM...

IN ADDITION...BEESONS...WATERLOO...EAST GERMANTOWN...FRANKLIN...
JACKSONBURG...BROWNSVILLE...PHILOMATH AND ECONOMY ARE NEAR THE PATH
OF THIS DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 134 AND 156 IN INDIANA AND BETWEEN MILE
MARKERS 0 AND 17 IN OHIO...

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.

PLEASE REPORT TORNADOES...FUNNEL CLOUDS...STRONG WINDS OR HAIL 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 900 PM EST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA AND NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWESTERN OHIO.

&&

LAT...LON 3979 8531 3980 8523 4001 8520 4001 8482
4006 8481 4009 8448 3972 8448 3963 8531
TIME...MOT...LOC 2039Z 253DEG 52KT 3975 8517

$$

HATZOS
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TOR:CON is 10/10 in KY North, I think the only other time it has ever been 10/10 anywhere was April 27th, 2011.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
241 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
SOUTHEASTERN LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
NORTH CENTRAL LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST

* AT 238 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR MUSCLE
SHOALS AND THE TENNESSEE RIVER...MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH. SOFTBALL
SIZED HAIL IS ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
FORD CITY.
KILLEN.
CENTER STAR.
ELGIN.
ROGERSVILLE.
ANDERSON.
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Quoting Patrap:
Note that stair-stepping,

Thats ALWAYs bad ..

This is Bab, bad, Mojo...



A chaser reports baseball size hail covering ground with major tornado damage in Henryville, IN.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
All hell has been set loose around Louisville..

Anyone have Live TV?


Unfortunately I'm looking Live on the Sat feed's next door, in my neighbors home.

The Finger of you know who is looking more like a Fistfight with the surface.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
All hell has been set loose around Louisville..

Anyone have Live TV?
Link
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Looks like we might have an F5: Jim Cantore just reported:
2SSE of Shorts Corner, IN (Washington county) -- Large sections of asphalt/concrete lifted from the roadway and tossed 50+ yards
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
341 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST...

* AT 337 PM EST/237 PM CST/...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE BOW ECHO CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF RAIN-WRAPPED
TORNADOES IN ADDITION TO WIDESPREAD STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THESE
DANGEROUS STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM REGO TO
CURBY TO BEECHWOOD...MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* THESE STORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT...
CORYDON...
WHITE CLOUD AND SHORTS CORNER...
NEW SALISBURY AND NEW PEKIN...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF
70 MPH ARE LIKELY. SEEK SHELTER NOW!

THIS TORNADO WARNING REPLACES THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING THAT
WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAME AREA. GO TO A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR
ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR!
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

Large #tornado now crossing Ohio River into extreme nrn. Kentucky (Trimble, then Carroll Counties).
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All hell has been set loose around Louisville..

Anyone have Live TV?
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
231 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BENTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTH CENTRAL MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...
SOUTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
HARDEMAN COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
WEST CENTRAL MCNAIRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST

* AT 231 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING
WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MT
PLEASANT...OR 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF COLLIERVILLE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BOLIVAR.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
233 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN CLAY COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTHERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...COLUMBUS AFB...COLUMBUS...

* UNTIL 330 PM CST

* AT 233 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
TIBBEE MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
WAVERLY BY 245 PM CST...
COLUMBUS AFB AND COLUMBUS BY 250 PM CST...
STEENS AND KOLOLA SPRINGS BY 255 PM CST...
CALEDONIA BY 300 PM CST...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS OF 60 MPH CAN BRING DOWN TREES...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. ROOFS OF MOBILE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS COULD BE
DAMAGED...AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO WELL BUILT HOMES AND STRUCTURES
COULD OCCUR.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ALSO REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA AND NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI.
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I didn't see anyone post the warning for the initial tornado emergency (only see the "tornado emergency continues" warning) on the NWS page.
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Note that stair-stepping,

Thats ALWAYs bad ..

This is Bab, bad, Mojo...



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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
234 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN BEDFORD COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
SOUTHWESTERN COFFEE COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 229 PM CST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THE STORM WAS NEAR
PETERSBURG...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SHELBYVILLE...
TULLAHOMA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2. DO NOT
STAY OUTDOORS IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM FRIDAY EVENING FOR
CENTRAL TENNESSEE.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
233 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST...

* AT 228 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES WEST OF FLORAL...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

* THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL ALSO IMPACT...
HAWESVILLE...
HARDINSBURG...
TELL CITY...
SUNNY CORNER AND DUKES...
HOLT AND SKILLMAN...
ROME AND AMMONS...
FRYMIRE AND UNION STAR...

THIS IS A NEW TORNADO WARNING FOR A NEW AREA OF ROTATION. THIS
TORNADO WARNING IS IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO WARNING ISSUED AT 226
PM CST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF
70 MPH ARE LIKELY. SEEK SHELTER NOW!

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. .
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Quoting ncstorm:
this will continue well into tomorrow morning for the rest of the eastern US
yes millions will be affected the news is saying before this is all over with
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
233 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TENNESSEE...
SOUTHEASTERN GIBSON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TENNESSEE...
NORTHWESTERN HENDERSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...
NORTHEASTERN MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 233 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO 16 MILES WEST OF
WILDERSVILLE...OR 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MILAN...MOVING EAST AT 65
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO HUNTINGDON.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
234 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
BLEDSOE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MARION COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 315 PM CST

* AT 229 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
GRUETLI-LAAGER...OR 18 MILES WEST OF DUNLAP. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED
THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
DUNLAP...PIKEVILLE...CAGLE...OLD CUMBERLAND AND PALIO.
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Another from Louisville:

Uh-oh
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
335 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN HABERSHAM COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
SOUTHERN RABUN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CLAYTON...
NORTHERN OCONEE COUNTY IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST

* AT 335 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 3 MILES SOUTH OF
NACOOHE LAKE...OR 8 MILES NORTH OF CLARKESVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE RABUN AND TURNERVILLE...
LAKEMONT...TALLULAH FALLS...TIGER AND CLAYTON...
LONG CREEK...
MOUNTAIN REST AND PINE MOUNTAIN...
SALEM...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES SHOULD BE ABANDONED FOR STURDIER SHELTER.
OTHERWISE...GO TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF YOUR HOME
OR PLACE OF BUSINESS. MAKE SURE THERE ARE AS MANY WALLS AND FLOORS
BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE.

TO REPORT TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...OR FLOODING...
THROUGH OUR AUTOMATED REPORTING SYSTEM...CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER...
1 8 7 7...6 3 3...6 7 7 2.
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this will continue well into tomorrow morning for the rest of the eastern US
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Quoting ncstorm:
TWC has raised the torcon to 10 for North/Central KY
I think moving TorCon up to a "10" is par for the course when there are tornadoes all over it,,..:)
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lots of new warnings
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The novelty spike in the Time wave Zero may be in play.


March 2-10

Geeebus.

Remember what your witnessing,

...if ya get my drift.


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
229 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN BOLIVAR COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SHAW...CLEVELAND...
NORTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 330 PM CST

* AT 228 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 14
MILES SOUTHWEST OF LAMONT MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
WINTERVILLE...LAMONT...METCALFE AND SCOTT BY 245 PM CST...
BENOIT BY 255 PM CST...
SHAW BY 310 PM CST...
BOYLE BY 315 PM CST...
CLEVELAND AND RENOVA BY 320 PM CST...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS OF 60 MPH CAN BRING DOWN TREES...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY
AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. ROOFS OF MOBILE HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS COULD BE
DAMAGED...AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO WELL BUILT HOMES AND STRUCTURES
COULD OCCUR.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
229 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN GILES COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 226 PM CST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE STORM WAS NEAR ELKTON...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ARDMORE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2. DO NOT
STAY OUTDOORS IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM FRIDAY EVENING FOR
CENTRAL TENNESSEE.
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I'm not implying correlation, but thought I'd note that Xenia, Ohio, should be seeing some action in an hour or less...
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
229 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL COLBERT COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...
LAUDERDALE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 224 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
PRIDE LANDING...OR ABOUT 8 MILES WEST OF SHEFFIELD...AND MOVING
EAST AT 60 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING
GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FLORENCE...SAINT FLORIAN...
KILLEN...FORD CITY...
CENTER STAR...GREEN HILL...
KINGTOWN...WHITEHEAD...
ANDERSON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM.
WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A
TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A
STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR INTERIOR ROOM.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
From Louisville TV:

uh-oh
That is one mean lookin funnel.
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friend confirms tornado in Owensboro, KY as he's in it
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Quoting Skyepony:


There is two tornadoes in that area.. One following the other. That's a one/two hit there.


Indeed skye, seems the front Tracker may be going wedge in that morphing Signature.

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