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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screen loads, but radar box black.. tried refreshing, reloading, animating.. etc
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

Multiple reports...heavy #damage in northern Hamilton Co., Tenn.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
134 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHERN PARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHWESTERN PUTNAM COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
VIGO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EST

* AT 131 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 8 MILES
NORTHEAST OF WEST UNION...OR 9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 75 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
TERRE HAUTE...
BRAZIL...
PRAIRIETON...
PIMENTO...
WEST TERRE HAUTE...
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY...
RILEY...
NORTH TERRE HAUTE...
CORY...
SEELYVILLE...
STAUNTON...
ROSEDALE...
FONTANET...
BRIDGETON...
KNIGHTSVILLE...
HARMONY...
CARBON...
LENA...
REELSVILLE...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 35.

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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In the posts about the Leap Day storms, Dr. Masters refers to the Tennessee tornado as being in Monterey; it was actually in a community called Rinnie, in Cumberland County (closest incorporated city would be the county seat of Crossville). Monterey is a small town several miles west, in Putnam County.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
132 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN BOONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
SOUTHEASTERN FOUNTAIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN HENDRICKS COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHEASTERN PARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...
NORTHWESTERN PUTNAM COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EST

* AT 131 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 9 MILES
NORTHEAST OF ROCKVILLE...OR 17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRAWFORDSVILLE...
AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CRAWFORDSVILLE...
WAVELAND...
SHADES STATE PARK...
RUSSELLVILLE...
ALAMO...
WAYNETOWN...
NEW MARKET...
ROACHDALE...
NEW RICHMOND...
LADOGA...
NEW ROSS...
JAMESTOWN...

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 25 AND 55.

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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GOES East IR RSO Loop
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
105 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

VAZ011-014-018-022-023-034-021900-
BEDFORD VA-BOTETOURT VA-CRAIG VA-GILES VA-MONTGOMERY VA-ROANOKE VA-
105 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT BEDFORD...BOTETOURT...CRAIG...
GILES...MONTGOMERY AND ROANOKE COUNTIES...

AT 101 PM EST...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 3 MILES EAST OF
NEWPORT...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND HAIL UP TO DIME SIZE ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

THIS STORM WILL BE NEAR MC DONALDS MILL...AND BRADSHAW AROUND 110
PM...SINKING CREEK...AND GLENVAR AROUND 115 PM...ABBOTT...CATAWBA...
AND SALEM CITY AROUND 120 PM...NEW CASTLE...ROANOKE AIRPORT AND AND
HOLLINS AROUND 125 PM.

LAT...LON 3768 7967 3766 7968 3763 7963 3736 7943
3720 8046 3733 8056 3776 7972

$$

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1229 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN WABASH COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN WHITE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...
GIBSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
PIKE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
NORTHERN POSEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
NORTHERN VANDERBURGH COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...
NORTHERN WARRICK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 115 PM CST.

* AT 1224 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 NEAR
CROSSVILLE...OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF CARMI...AND MOVING EAST AT 65
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
FORT BRANCH...PRINCETON...OAKLAND CITY...POSEYVILLE...CYNTHIANA...
OWENSVILLE...DARMSTADT...HAUBSTADT...LYNNVILLE...F OLSOMVILLE...
WINSLOW...GRIFFIN...ELBERFELD...FRANCISCO...MACKEY ...SOMERVILLE AND
SPURGEON.

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.

SEEK SHELTER INDOORS. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR
THE LATEST SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION.
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Wind warning
Very strong southwest winds developing tonight in the wake of a cold front.

A cold front associated with a developing storm system is forecast to move across Southern Ontario tonight. Very strong southwest winds of 60 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are likely in the wake of this front. Even stronger winds are possible in exposed areas along the shores of the Great Lakes, where sustained winds could reach 70 km/h and gusts may exceed 100 km/h.

Over Southwestern Ontario, the strong winds could be ushered in by thunderstorm activity which may develop along or just in advance of the cold front.

The strong winds are forecast to persist through most of Saturday then moderate somewhat by Saturday evening.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1226 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
NORTHEASTERN STODDARD COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 100 PM CST.

* AT 1224 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WALNUT SIZE HAIL...AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH
. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5
MILES SOUTHEAST OF BELL CITY...OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ORAN...AND
MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
ORAN...BENTON...MORLEY...HAY-WOOD CITY...BLODGETT...LAMBERT AND
DIEHLSTADT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER INDOORS. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR
THE LATEST SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION.



A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY AND
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.
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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1113 AM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

LMZ844>849-030015-
/O.CON.KGRR.GL.W.0012.120302T2200Z-120303T2100Z/
ST JOSEPH TO SOUTH HAVEN MI-SOUTH HAVEN TO HOLLAND MI-
HOLLAND TO GRAND HAVEN MI-GRAND HAVEN TO WHITEHALL MI-
WHITEHALL TO PENTWATER MI-PENTWATER TO MANISTEE MI-
1113 AM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
4 PM EST SATURDAY...

* WINDS...WINDS WILL LIKELY INCREASE TO GALE FORCE TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY. NORTH GALES TO 45 KNOTS ON TONIGHT
WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST SATURDAY.

* WAVES...WAVES WILL BUILD ABOVE 10 FEET LATE TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

MEADE
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
126 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WISE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
CITY OF NORTON IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EST

* AT 123 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 5 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF BIG STONE GAP...OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NORTON.
DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
NORTON...WISE...LEBANON...CLEVELAND...FORT BLACKMORE...DUNGANNON...
COEBURN...ST. PAUL...CASTLEWOOD...HANSONVILLE...HONAKER...ROSEDA LE
AND DYE.
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301
WFUS54 KMRX 021826
TORMRX
VAC167-169-191-195-720-021915-
/O.NEW.KMRX.TO.W.0025.120302T1826Z-120302T1915Z/

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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
126 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
RUSSELL COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
WISE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...
CITY OF NORTON IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 215 PM EST

* AT 123 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 5 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF BIG STONE GAP...OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NORTON.
DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
NORTON...WISE...LEBANON...CLEVELAND...FORT BLACKMORE...DUNGANNON...
COEBURN...ST. PAUL...CASTLEWOOD...HANSONVILLE...HONAKER...ROSEDA LE
AND DYE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS
THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY
ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU
ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE
LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO
NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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



LAT...LON 3704 8181 3696 8177 3694 8181 3692 8183
3683 8174 3672 8272 3695 8280 3709 8251
3702 8246 3696 8235 3705 8218 3706 8205
3713 8201 3714 8191
TIME...MOT...LOC 1826Z 252DEG 53KT 3684 8264
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Storms will materialize quickly now.
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Quoting Patrap:

936
WFUS54 KMRX 021823
TORMRX
TNC011-107-123-139-021900-
/O.NEW.KMRX.TO.W.0024.120302T1823Z-120302T1900Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
123 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BRADLEY COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MCMINN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MONROE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
POLK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 200 PM EST

* AT 119 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
CHARLESTON...OR 7 MILES NORTH OF BENTON. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
ETOWAH...DENTVILLE...BULLET CREEK...ENGLEWOOD...MOUNT VERNON...
COKER CREEK AND TELLICO PLAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND CENTRAL TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.



LAT...LON 3554 8431 3528 8414 3527 8424 3521 8434
3521 8463 3534 8480
TIME...MOT...LOC 1823Z 250DEG 40KT 3529 8464
gee its starting
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Quoting SPLbeater:


lol that figures, i seen reed timmers icon right on top of a tornado warning xD

Thats Reed!


too bad they are not streaming
looks like they are right in it
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Buckhorn High School sustained damage from the storms, though no students or staff were injured.
...
in North Alabama, the Limestone County Correctional Facility was struck by a reported tornado and suffered significant damage Friday morning. No injuries were reported and all inmates are secure and safe. A training building was destroyed and there was roof damage to several other buildings.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/ articles/north-alabama-storms_2012-03-02
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Quoting ScottLincoln:
Cattanooga area cell, and others in that area, look to be falling apart for now. Probably due to them catching up to the warm front and experiencing a rapid decrease in instability/shear. Looks like the main show will shift northwestward for a while...


The mountains also disrupt the inflow. If you're looking for elevations of them, they are about 1400ft above the valley floors - but they are straight cliffs.
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:
Watch dropped from NE Alabama NW Georgia, in the clear for now, but as I look outside, I see lots of sunshine... possibly some nasty nasty storms here tonight.
looking out in the gulf here, a good breeze and alot of moisture laden clouds headed north, this afternoon and evening might get dangerous when all this meets that cold front
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936
WFUS54 KMRX 021823
TORMRX
TNC011-107-123-139-021900-
/O.NEW.KMRX.TO.W.0024.120302T1823Z-120302T1900Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
123 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BRADLEY COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MCMINN COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
MONROE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
POLK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 200 PM EST

* AT 119 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
CHARLESTON...OR 7 MILES NORTH OF BENTON. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
ETOWAH...DENTVILLE...BULLET CREEK...ENGLEWOOD...MOUNT VERNON...
COKER CREEK AND TELLICO PLAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND CENTRAL TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.



LAT...LON 3554 8431 3528 8414 3527 8424 3521 8434
3521 8463 3534 8480
TIME...MOT...LOC 1823Z 250DEG 40KT 3529 8464
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Watch dropped from NE Alabama NW Georgia, in the clear for now, but as I look outside, I see lots of sunshine... possibly some nasty nasty storms here tonight.

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Quoting flowcool0:
Link
tvn radars working and high res


lol that figures, i seen reed timmers icon right on top of a tornado warning xD

Thats Reed!
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1150 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

LAZ007>009-015-016-023>026-MSZ026>033-036>061-031 800-
MOREHOUSE-WEST CARROLL-EAST CARROLL-RICHLAND-MADISON LA-
FRANKLIN LA-CATAHOULA-TENSAS-CONCORDIA-GRENADA-CARROLL-MONT GOMERY-
WEBSTER-CLAY-LOWNDES-CHOCTAW-OKTIBBEHA-HOLMES-ATT ALA-WINSTON-
NOXUBEE-ISSAQUENA-SHARKEY-YAZOO-MADISON MS-LEAKE-NESHOBA-KEMPER-
WARREN-HINDS-RANKIN-SCOTT-NEWTON-LAUDERDALE-CLAIB ORNE-COPIAH-
SIMPSON-SMITH-JASPER-CLARKE-JEFFERSON-ADAMS-FRANK LIN MS-
1150 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR .

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND SATURDAY

A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT...WITH THE MOST INTENSE STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL TO
GOLF BALL SIZE...DAMAGING WINDS TO 75 MPH...AND TORNADOES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DEVELOP BY MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON...PARTICUARLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE
PARKWAY. THESE STORMS WILL SHIFT EAST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE
AREA THIS EVENING IN A FEW WAVES OF ACTIVITY...POTENTIALLY PRODUCING
DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND TORNADOES. AN ENHANCED RISK OF
TORNADOES...INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF A STRONG TORNADO...WILL
EXIST GENERALLY EAST OF INTERSTATE 55. THE GREATEST TORNADO RISK WILL
LIKELY OCCUR BETWEEN 4 AND 9 PM.

IN ADDITION TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...LOCALIZED HEAVY
RAINFALL WHICH COULD PRODUCE ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE
WHERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME AREA. ALSO...WINDS
OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

THE PROBABILITY OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS...WILL BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

$$
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
119 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
KNOX COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
SEVIER COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 145 PM EST

* AT 114 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF KNOXVILLE
. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
KNOXVILLE...LAKE FOREST...KIMBERLIN HEIGHTS...MALONEYVILLE...MASCOT
AND KODAK.

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 OnTheClouds:
Not only have most schools in the region let out early, many of the businesses in Nashville, TN are advising their employees to be home by 1:00pm... still waiting on my boss to catch a hint.
I think yesterday taught the region a good lesson, this kind of weather set-up in not something to ignore, cudo's to the bosses who let their employee's off early before the real bad stuff begins.
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Link
tvn radars working and high res
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Not only have most schools in the region let out early, many of the businesses in Nashville, TN are advising their employees to be home by 1:00pm... still waiting on my boss to catch a hint.
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Portlight has a wunderblogger, Tornadodude,who if taking his Team into the Harrisburg area to Help us with that relief Mission.

Also Team Rubicon is partnering with us during this mission of relief. Anyone interested in Helping, or forming a Go team to assist can do so in the Portlight Blog, or contact Presslord, floodman, or myself via Wu-Mail.

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1144 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND EAST CENTRAL
ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA...

.RAPIDLY DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WILL
QUICKLY MOVE NORTHEAST TO SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN BY EARLY THIS
EVENING. VERY STRONG AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND
THE DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO LATE THIS EVENING.

ILZ023-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-030145-
/O.NEW.KLOT.WI.Y.0003.120302T2200Z-120303T0600Z/
KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...
VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...FOWLER
1144 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012 /1244 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012/

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST /5 PM EST/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST /1 AM EST/ TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST /5 PM EST/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT CST /1 AM EST/ TONIGHT.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE TO ADVISORY CRITERIA LATE
THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING AND LAST THROUGH THE LATE
EVENING HOURS.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
THERE MAY BE ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY CAUSE SMALL TREE LIMBS TO BREAK OFF
OF TREES. WEAKENED OR OLD STRUCTURES MAY SUSTAIN MINOR DAMAGE AND A
FEW LOOSE SHINGLES MAY BE REMOVED FROM HOUSES. LOOSE OBJECTS
WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL ALSO MAKE DRIVING
HAZARDOUS...PARTICULARLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH...OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH...ARE LIKELY. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE UNLESS PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN. DRIVING
MAY BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MOTORISTS
SHOULD BE ALERT AND USE CAUTION.

&&

$$

RC
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 58
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
105 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHWEST OHIO

EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 105 PM UNTIL 900
PM EST.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
DAYTON OHIO TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 56...WW 57...

DISCUSSION...SUPERCELLS DEVELOPING OVER SRN IL AND SERN MO ARE
EXPECTED TO SPREAD RAPIDLY ENEWD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITHIN EXPANDING WARM SECTOR ATTENDANT TO
STRONG EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE. THE COMBINATION OF A MOIST AND
MODERATELY UNSTABLE BOUNDARY LAYER AND VERY STRONG LOW- AND
DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL SUPPORT INTENSE AND LONG-LIVED SUPERCELLS
CAPABLE OF LONG-TRACKED...SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES. LARGE HAIL AND
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.


...MEAD

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Cattanooga area cell, and others in that area, look to be falling apart for now. Probably due to them catching up to the warm front and experiencing a rapid decrease in instability/shear. Looks like the main show will shift northwestward for a while...
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

Funnel cloud sighted near Galatia, IL (Saline Co.). Cell now in S. Hamilton Co
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1207 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN WHITE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...
CENTRAL POSEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA...

* UNTIL 1245 PM CST.

* AT 1206 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES WEST OF NORRIS CITY...OR 9 MILES SOUTH OF
MCLEANSBORO...AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS REPORTED JUST NORTH OF GALATIA AROUND 1205 PM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
CARMI...MOUNT VERNON...NORRIS CITY...NEW HARMONY AND MAUNIE.
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Quoting Patrap:
wunderground radars are DOWN..NWS backup is in play.


ya i lost my wunderground VIL loop....
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Quoting Patrap:
wunderground radars are DOWN..NWS backup is in play.


No probs for me, always use NWS radar anyway, it's better IMO.

Anyway good news, 1 tornado one is done for.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
106 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

TNC105-121-143-145-021816-
/O.EXP.KMRX.TO.W.0020.000000T0000Z-120302T1800Z/
RHEA TN-ROANE TN-LOUDON TN-MEIGS TN-
106 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR EXTREME NORTHERN MEIGS...LOUDON...ROANE
AND RHEA COUNTIES HAS EXPIRED...

THE STORMS THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE
LEVELS. THEREFORE...THE WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

THE STORMS THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED
AREA. THEREFORE...THE WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND CENTRAL TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.

LAT...LON 3580 8485 3583 8481 3583 8477 3587 8473
3595 8444 3585 8423 3577 8428 3567 8458
3566 8474
TIME...MOT...LOC 1730Z 249DEG 47KT 3569 8468
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1205 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1245 PM CST.

* AT NOON CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF SALEM...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FLORA...XENIA...LOUISVILLE...CLAY CITY...SAILOR SPRINGS...INGAHAM
AND WENDELIN.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
104 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BLOUNT COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
KNOX COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 145 PM EST

* AT 100 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FARRAGUT...OR 6 MILES
NORTHEAST OF LENOIR CITY...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
KNOXVILLE...BEARDEN...LAKE FOREST AND MASCOT.

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 SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND CENTRAL TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1203 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
ALEXANDER COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
WESTERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN UNION COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
NORTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 1245 PM CST.

* AT 1201 PM CST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED STRONG ROTATION
NEAR WHITEWATER...NORTH OF CHAFFEE. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
POSSIBLE TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.

IN ADDITION...GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
SCOTT CITY...CAPE GIRARDEAU...KELSO...OLIVE BRANCH...TAMMS...
MOUNDS...DONGOLA...EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU...COMMERCE...THEBES...MILL
CREEK...PULASKI AND ULLIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...STRONG ROTATION IS REPORTED. 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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wunderground radars are DOWN..NWS backup is in play.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1202 PM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN EDWARDS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...
HAMILTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
WHITE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1230 PM CST.

* AT 1201 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 NEAR
MCLEANSBORO...AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN MCLEANSBORO AT NOON.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
CARMI...NORRIS CITY...ENFIELD...CROSSVILLE...GRAYVILLE...
SPRINGERTON AND MAUNIE.

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.

SEEK SHELTER INDOORS. STAY TUNED TO WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA FOR
THE LATEST SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION.
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Hello everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster chiming in from Nashville, TN.

Really interested to see how the day unfolds. Everyone here at work are being disarmed by the sunny skies... I hope that's not the mentality of everyone else in the region.

Interesting note, a coworker who has ties to Bowling Green KY said that "all the storm chasers are camping out" there.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
101 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 130 PM EST

* AT 1259 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 6 MILES
EAST OF KOKOMO...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF NORTHEASTERN HOWARD COUNTY.

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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