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 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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Quoting LargoFl:
my god, watching tv news its like the midwest is abalze with tornado's


Where do you go? Thats crazy how they are forming!
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Henry Margusity
Many towns were just hit hard by tornadoes. Our fears of towns being totally destroyed are coming true in front or our eyes.
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Quoting Skyepony:


There is two tornadoes in that area.. One following the other. That's a one/two hit there.
my god, watching tv news its like the midwest is abalze with tornado's
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Cincy is going to get hit within the next hour...expect a Tornado Emergency soon.

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Looks like Detroit, Pittsburgh and Cleveland will be next in line later in the afternoon..........
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NOTE the Hard Angles/return on Cell C7

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
315 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL ONCE AGAIN AFFECT NORTHERN OHIO AND
NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

.A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO LOWER MICHIGAN THIS
EVENING AND THEN INTO ONTARIO LATER TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT.
STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS GUSTING TO AS MUCH AS 50 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT. EVEN STRONGER
SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

OHZ010>014-020>023-031>033-089-PAZ001>003-030415-
/O.CON.KCLE.HW.W.0002.120303T0000Z-120303T1500Z/
LORAIN-CUYAHOGA-LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-MEDINA-SUMMIT-
PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-WAYNE-STARK-MAHONING-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-
NORTHERN ERIE-SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORAIN...CLEVELAND...MENTOR...CHARDON...
JEFFERSON...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...W OOSTER...
CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...ASHTABULA...ERIE...EDINBORO ...MEADVILLE
315 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM EST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATER TONIGHT.
STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BEHIND THIS FRONT INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE FRONT. A FEW GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE IN ERIE COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIAL TO KNOCK DOWN SOME BRANCHES...TREES AND
EVEN BRING DOWN SOME POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES. STAY TUNED TO
WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

#Tornado on the ground in city of Owensboro, KY.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
From Louisville TV:

uh-oh


There is two tornadoes in that area.. One following the other. That's a one/two hit there.
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New pekin being hit by second tornado today!!
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
227 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CALLOWAY COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...
EAST CENTRAL GRAVES COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN MARSHALL COUNTY IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST.

* AT 224 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. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
MAYFIELD...AND MOVING EAST AT 70 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
KIRKSEY...BREWERS...HARDIN AND AURORA.
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Double trouble now tracking to the ENE at 55mph..





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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
227 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
GRUNDY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 224 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF TRACY CITY...OR 18 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF MANCHESTER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GRUETLI-LAAGER...COALMONT...ALTAMONT...BEERSHEBA SPRINGS AND
PALMER.
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Gracious!!

Tornado emergency now for several counties in Indiana north of Louisville. I am afraid we just witness our first major devastation of the day. (henry's page)
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
226 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...
NORTHERN HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST...

* AT 223 PM CST...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO 7 MILES
WEST OF WAITMAN...MOVING EAST AT 70 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL ALSO IMPACT...
HAWESVILLE...
TELL CITY...
WAITMAN AND LEWISPORT...
PETRI AND ADAIR...
FENN HAVEN AND CANNELTON...
GERALD AND LILLY DALE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. THIS
STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A LARGE DAMAGING TORNADO. IF YOU ARE IN
THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY!
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Tornado moving east at 70 mph reported on this link.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
228 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...
LINCOLN COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...
MOORE COUNTY IN TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 224 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
COLDWATER...OR ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FAYETTEVILLE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO INCLUDE...
FAYETTEVILLE.
SKINEM.
MOLINO.
MULBERRY.
SMITHLAND.
LOIS.
LYNCHBURG.

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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Link

Chaser Cam heading right into it.
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EVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
318 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

INC019-061-175-022030-
/O.CON.KLMK.TO.W.0042.000000T0000Z-120302T2030Z/
WASHINGTON IN-HARRISON IN-CLARK IN-
318 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 330 PM EST FOR WESTERN
CLARK...NORTHERN HARRISON AND SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTIES...

AT 314 PM EST...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
PREVIOUSLY WITH THIS STORM. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
ORGAN SPRINGS...MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL ALSO IMPACT...
SALEM...
CHESTNUT HILL AND DAISY HILL...

LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE...UP TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN LOUISVILLE.

&&

LAT...LON 3841 8588 3840 8596 3841 8599 3842 8600
3842 8603 3840 8603 3838 8619 3856 8622
3871 8589
TIME...MOT...LOC 2017Z 258DEG 51KT 3847 8607

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
320 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
WAYNE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
DARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...
NORTHWESTERN PREBLE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST.

* AT 319 PM EST...RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM FRANKLIN TO SHELBYVILLE...MOVING EAST AT
55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HAGERSTOWN...
DUBLIN...
CAMBRIDGE CITY...
UNION CITY...
FOUNTAIN CITY...
ANSONIA...
GREENVILLE...
CENTERVILLE...

IN ADDITION...ECONOMY...GLENWOOD...MOUNT AUBURN...WILLIAMSBURG...
BENTONVILLE...JACKSONBURG...GREENS FORK AND SHARPEYE ARE NEAR THE
PATH OF THESE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATE...
I-70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 134 AND 156 IN INDIANA AND BETWEEN MILE
MARKERS 0 AND 8 IN OHIO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. TORNADOES CAN
DEVELOP SUDDENLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU ARE NEAR THE PATH
OF THIS STORM...YOU SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER
CONDITIONS AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY.

PLEASE REPORT 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 900 PM EST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA AND NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWESTERN OHIO.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
325 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN MEADE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
CRAWFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
WESTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST/300 PM CST/

* AT 323 PM EST/223 PM CST/...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE
STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ECKERTY TO 7 MILES
WEST OF APALONA TO 16 MILES WEST OF GATCHEL...MOVING EAST AT 80
MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT...
ENGLISH...
BROWNSTOWN AND WEST FORK...
SWITZER CROSSROADS AND TERRY...
CAREFREE AND ORIOLE...
CAPE SANDY AND ROBERTA...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 64 IN INDIANA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 79 AND
92.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED...MOVE QUICKLY TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
322 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY...
WESTERN GALLATIN COUNTY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHWESTERN DEARBORN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA...
OHIO COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA...
SOUTHERN RIPLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA...
SWITZERLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EST.

* AT 319 PM EST...STORM SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO ON THE
GROUND NEAR NABB. RADAR INDICATED THAT THE TORNADO PRODUCING STORM
WAS LOCATED NEAR NABB INDIANA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CARROLLTON...
VEVAY...
DILLSBORO...
WARSAW...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION! A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND!

IN ADDITION...LOCUST...PRESTONVILLE...BRAYTOWN...MOOR EFIELD...CROSS
PLAINS...AVONBURG...GHENT AND MOUNT STERLING ARE NEAR THE PATH OF
THIS DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORM.

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 MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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From Louisville TV:

uh-oh
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Quoting ncstorm:
TWC has raised the torcon to 10 for North/Central KY

That blew my mind.
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There is likely a massive tornado on the ground with this storm and it's heading in the general direction of Cincinnati!
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Quoting ncstorm:
TWC has raised the torcon to 10 for North/Central KY


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0222 PM TORNADO OWENSBORO 37.76N 87.12W
03/02/2012 DAVIESS KY TRAINED SPOTTER

TORNADO REPORTED NEAR 25TH STREET IN OWENSBORO PROPER.


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People are going to get hit by back to back tornados..speechless right now
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NC019-077-143-175-KYC223-022045-
/O.NEW.KLMK.TO.W.0045.120302T2006Z-120302T2045Z/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
TRIMBLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
EASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 345 PM EST...

* AT 305 PM EST...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR
BUNKER HILL...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 65 TO 70 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL ALSO IMPACT...
BEDFORD...
SCOTTSBURG...
MADISON...
UNDERWOOD AND VIENNA...
LEXINGTON AND NABB...
SWANVILLE AND CHELSEA...
HANOVER BEACH AND HANOVER...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3874 8529 3874 8532 3872 8532 3866 8526
3861 8523 3840 8591 3863 8591 3891 8538
TIME...MOT...LOC 2007Z 242DEG 62KT 3853 8588

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TWC Breaking %u200F @TWCBreaking

Funnel cloud sighted on southwest side of Owensboro, KY.
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TWC has raised the torcon to 10 for North/Central KY
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Yikes!
Northern Mississippi and Northern Louisiana too....
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Current SPC page
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
219 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WESTERN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
HANCOCK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 245 PM CST

* AT 214 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE
HAIL...AND DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80
MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR OWENSBORO...MOVING EAST AT 70
MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT...
HAWESVILLE...
TELL CITY...
WAITMAN...
CHAMBERS AND PELLVILLE...
ADAIR AND TROY...
LILLY DALE AND HOLT...

THIS STORM MAY PRODUCE A TORNADO AS WELL. TAKE SHELTER RIGHT NOW!

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED...MOVE QUICKLY TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

In the path of this multi-vortex #tornado in northern Clark County, IN: Marysville and Nabb.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
218 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN MOREHOUSE PARISH IN NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHERN ASHLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WILMOT...

* UNTIL 330 PM CST

* AT 218 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 19
MILES WEST OF BEEKMAN MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
BEEKMAN BY 240 PM CST...
BEEKMAN BY 245 PM CST...
BERLIN BY 255 PM CST...
JONES BY 300 PM CST...
WILMOT BY 310 PM CST...
PARKDALE BY 315 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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Quoting Patrap:
Good gracious ..Take cover


one of those tornado's is 300 yards wide, my god, those poor people
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
218 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
LINCOLN PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...RUSTON...GRAMBLING...
NORTH CENTRAL BIENVILLE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
SOUTH CENTRAL CLAIBORNE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 300 PM CST

* AT 218 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR ARCADIA...OR 16 MILES WEST OF GRAMBLING...AND MOVING
EAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
SIMSBORO...MOUNT ZION...VIENNA...DUBACH...UNIONVILLE...CHOUDRANT...
DOWNSVILLE AND D ARBONNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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Clark, IN


0318 PM TORNADO HENRYVILLE 38.53N 85.77W
03/02/2012 CLARK IN TRAINED SPOTTER

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Link to follow tornado outbreak on multiple radars for free.Link
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Quoting Patrap:
Cell C9 is developing a Debris Ball maybe


It definitely is a debris ball.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
312 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN HANCOCK COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN HENRY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN RANDOLPH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHERN RUSH COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 345 PM EST

* AT 309 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM NEW CASTLE TO 6 MILES NORTH OF SHELBYVILLE...AND MOVING EAST
AT 55 MPH. NICKEL SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THESE DAMAGING
WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
RUSHVILLE...
SPICELAND...
CARTHAGE...
MOORELAND...
DUNREITH...
ARLINGTON...
LEWISVILLE...
MAYS...
STRAUGHN...
GLENWOOD...
LYNN...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 111 AND 133.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 106 AND 110.

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.
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Greater Clarke District in KY is keeping kids an hour later due to the schools having better shelter
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Quoting ncstorm:
Live stream from Louisville, KY from Henry's page..

Link
geez do you see the video of those tornado's? man i'll take the occasional tropical storm anyday
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
314 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
NORTHERN HAYWOOD COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
MADISON COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST

* AT 309 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
WATERVILLE...OR 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF WAYNESVILLE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WATERVILLE AND COVE CREEK...
LUCK...
SPRING CREEK...CANTO AND HOT SPRINGS...
WALNUT AND MARSHALL...
FAUST AND MARS HILL...
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
315 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN DUBOIS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 345 PM EST/245 PM CST/

* AT 309 PM EST/209 PM CST/...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE
STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM DUFF TO HOLLAND TO
16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOLLAND...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT...
SAINT MARKS AND SAINT ANTHONY...
CELESTINE AND TROY...
SASSAFRAS AND RANGER...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA.

EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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