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

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:14 PM GMT en Marzo 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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* Tornado Warning for...
southern Bollinger County in southeast Missouri...
east central Wayne County in southeast Missouri...

* until noon CST.

* At 1120 am CST... the public reported a tornado near Greenville.
Doppler radar showed this rotation southeast of Greenville moving
east at 60 mph.

In addition... golfball size hail is possible with this storm.

* Locations in the warned area include...
Marble Hill... grassy... Leopold and Zalma.

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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Huntsville, Alabama Tornado: Reported Twister Destroys Several Homes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A reported tornado destroyed several houses in northern Alabama as storms threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

There was no immediate word on any injuries from local emergency officials. But the Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Office says ambulances are responding to neighborhoods near Huntsville.

Madison County emergency managers said in a statement that several houses were "leveled" in one neighborhood in the Walker Lane area.

WAFF-TV aired video of crushed homes outside Huntsville. The station also reported that storms caused extensive damage in the small community of Meridianville, where people were trapped in cars.

Forecasters warned of severe thunderstorms with the threat of tornadoes crossing a region from southern Ohio through much of Kentucky into Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

Thousands of Alabama schoolchildren were getting out of class early Friday because the threat of tornadoes and other severe weather across the northern half of the state.

More than 20 school systems say they are dismissing classes early Friday because of the possibility of severe storms. Otherwise, the bad weather could hit around the time schools normally dismiss for the day, based on predictions from the National Weather Service.



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Circulation tightening, now 120-140kt shear just moved through Red Bank, TN, and is moving through Hixson now. Both are fairly dense suburbs of Chattanooga.
Although still no spectrum width spike to indicate tight circulation smaller than a radar pixel or two, shear over a somewhat larger area is significant, thus a strong tornado is possible at any time.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1236 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN BELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...
SOUTHWESTERN HARLAN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 115 PM EST

* AT 1234 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF JELLICO...OR 19 MILES SOUTH
OF WILLIAMSBURG...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
FONDE AND PRUDEN AROUND 1250 PM EST.
BINGHAMTOWN...NOETOWN AND MIDDLESBORO AROUND 100 PM EST.
HUTCH...MELDRUM AND FERNDALE AROUND 105 PM EST.
OAKS...CALVIN...VARILLA AND MIRACLE AROUND 110 PM EST.
CUBAGE...BALKAN AND BLACK SNAKE AROUND 115 PM EST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE SHELALY.
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SPC has expanded the High Risk Area.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1133 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CST.

* AT 1127 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED FROM CHRISTOPHER TO MURPHYSBORO...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
55 MPH.

QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN CHRISTOPHER AT 1125 AM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
CARTERVILLE...HERRIN...CHRISTOPHER...JOHNSTON CITY...WEST
FRANKFORT...BENTON...DE SOTO...CAMBRIA...HURST...CRAINVILLE...
ROYALTON...ENERGY...ZEIGLER...PITTSBURG...WEST CITY...
THOMPSONVILLE...BUSH...COLP...FREEMAN SPUR AND SPILLERTOWN.

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.


man i tell ya you need a special birthday party for posting all of these and staying on top if it :D

by the time i got a warning posted here, it would already be cancelled lol
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Quoting SPLbeater:


u best be careful today hydrus, i mean you get on my nerves occasionally but i sure dont want ya gone! :D
Please do not be afraid to WU mail me if I post something that bothers you. Thank you for not wanting me gone..:).If this were to pan out, the plateau could be in trouble. UVV (upper vertical velocity) looks turbulent.
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


I know that already lol, I'm a computer geek too, just the quality seems lower that way, so I wanted to see if there was a better option.

Thanks for the links KeyWest.


too? you saying 'computer geek too' means that you think i am a computer geek also. lol the only thing i know about a computer is how to type, how to turn on and how to turn off :D
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1133 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CST.

* AT 1127 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
CLUSTER OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED FROM CHRISTOPHER TO MURPHYSBORO...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
55 MPH.

QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED IN CHRISTOPHER AT 1125 AM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
CARTERVILLE...HERRIN...CHRISTOPHER...JOHNSTON CITY...WEST
FRANKFORT...BENTON...DE SOTO...CAMBRIA...HURST...CRAINVILLE...
ROYALTON...ENERGY...ZEIGLER...PITTSBURG...WEST CITY...
THOMPSONVILLE...BUSH...COLP...FREEMAN SPUR AND SPILLERTOWN.

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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Tornado likely on the ground here as well moving across the northern suburbs.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1129 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL CLINTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
RANDOLPH COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL NOON CST

* AT 1126 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SPARTA...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NASHVILLE...LIVELY GROVE...ASHLEY...IRVINGTON...WAMAC...SHATTUC...
ELKTON...OAKDALE...CORDES...ADDIEVILLE...FROGTOWN. ..POSEN...
COVINGTON...DU BOIS...NEW MINDEN...BEAUCOUP...HUEGELY...RADOM...
POSEY AND HOYLETON.

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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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:


I know that already lol, I'm a computer geek too, just the quality seems lower that way, so I wanted to see if there was a better option.

Thanks for the links KeyWest.


Buy Grlevel 3 then
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TWC Breaking ‏ @TWCBreaking

*Major TOR:CON update* Values have been raised over IN, IL and OH.
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Gee i hope my uncles n aunts n cousins up in WV stay safe today...
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Quoting SPLbeater:



you can zoom in on NWS radar. just click the radar screen :D

then to zoom out, Ctrl + left click


I know that already lol, I'm a computer geek too, just the quality seems lower that way, so I wanted to see if there was a better option.

Thanks for the links KeyWest.
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Quoting jamesrainier:
alroker : Madison County, Al emergency managers said in a statement that several houses were "leveled" in one neighborhood in the Walker Lane area.


That's the area just southeast of Hazel Green, AL, where the 100kt (at times) small circulation went through from the first storm.

On a more current note... storm near Chattanooga, TN, has strengthened in its low level rotation. Although still broad and no obvious spectrum width spike, storm structure appears capable of producing a tornado at any time. Circulation moving through north Chat metro suburbs over the next 15 minutes.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1130 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CLARK COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
EASTERN COLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
EDGAR COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL NOON CST.

* AT 1125 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CHARLESTON...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. PENNY SIZE HAIL MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY
THESE DAMAGING WINDS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
PARIS...RARDIN...WESTFIELD...ASHMORE...OAKLAND...K ANSAS...REDMON...
VERMILION...ISABEL...BORTON...BELL RIDGE...EDGAR COUNTY AIRPORT...
EDGAR AND SCOTTLAND.

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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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1230 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
LOUDON COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
NORTHERN MEIGS COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
RHEA COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
ROANE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 100 PM EST

* AT 1225 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR SPRING
CITY...OR 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCKWOOD. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS
TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
ROCKWOOD...KINGSTON...LENOIR CITY...FAIRVIEW...PAINT ROCK AND
BRADBURY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT USE YOUR CAR TO TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO. CARS ARE EASILY
TOSSED AROUND BY TORNADO WINDS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE PATH OF A
TORNADO...LEAVE THE CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF NO SAFE
STRUCTURE IS NEARBY...SEEK SHELTER IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT AND COVER
YOUR HEAD.

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.
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Tornado in Greenville, MO per CNN & TWC.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1229 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CAMPBELL COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
CLAIBORNE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 100 PM EST

* AT 1228 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR LA
FOLLETTE. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
FINCASTLE...JELLICO...WHITE OAK AND CLAIRFIELD.
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Quoting TheOnlyBravesFan:
Off-topic, but does anyone know of a good radar to use that's like NWS radar, but that allows me to zoom in as on Wunderground? I prefer NWS radar, but Wunderground has cooler features.



you can zoom in on NWS radar. just click the radar screen :D

then to zoom out, Ctrl + left click
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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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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1225 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CLAIBORNE COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
HANCOCK COUNTY IN EAST TENNESSEE...
LEE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 100 PM EST

* AT 1223 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
HARROGATE-SHAWANEE...OR 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIDDLESBORO. DOPPLER
RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
JONESVILLE...EWING AND ROSE HILL.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1126 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN BOLLINGER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
EAST CENTRAL WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL NOON CST.

* AT 1120 AM CST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR GREENVILLE.
DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS ROTATION SOUTHEAST OF GREENVILLE MOVING
EAST AT 60 MPH.

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

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
MARBLE HILL...GRASSY...LEOPOLD AND ZALMA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
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Off-topic, but does anyone know of a good radar to use that's like NWS radar, but that allows me to zoom in as on Wunderground? I prefer NWS radar, but Wunderground has cooler features.
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@TWCBreaking

#Tornado reported near Greenville, MO by public.
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Quoting Patrap:
All those ahead of the Main Lines should heed Local Mets and TV/Radio updates as this is a PDS event.

Have your battery Backed up NOAA Alert Weather Radio close at Hand, Severe Tornadic Weather can arrive without a warning.

Use your instinct and find a place of shelter and assist any Disabled or Elderly if you can..

I just found out that our hospitals are in a "code black" alert. I was not aware of this code.
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@TWCBreaking

#Tornado warning issued for city of Chattanooga. Possible tornado indicated by radar.
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OK GANG....HERE IT COMES....this line developing in Southern Illinois is where the really severe stuff is gonna come from....currently the sun i still shining in most of the areas EAST of there....this is gonna get very UGLY in INDIANA, KENTUCKY, and TENNESSEE!
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1122 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN EFFINGHAM COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
WESTERN JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CST.

* AT 1120 AM 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
EDGEWOOD...OR 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF EFFINGHAM...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WATSON...BIBLE GROVE...INGAHAM...DIETERICH...WHEELER...BOGOTA...
MASON...HORD...ELLIOTSTOWN...WENDELIN...NEWTON LAKE...LATONA AND
GILA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
1221 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN DADE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA

* UNTIL 1245 PM EST

* AT 1215 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS UP TO 70
MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COLE CITY...MOVING EAST AT 45
MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
MORGANVILLE...HOOKER AND WILDWOOD.

* ALTHOUGH THE MAIN STORM IS LOCATED IN TENNESSEE...THIS STORM HAS
PRODUCED A BAND OF DAMAGING WINDS THAT IS MOVING ACROSS EXTREME
NORTH DADE COUNTY.

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 AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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Quoting hydrus:
I will. Looks like everyone round here heeding the warnings.


u best be careful today hydrus, i mean you get on my nerves occasionally but i sure dont want ya gone! :D
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1106 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 1130 AM CST.

* AT 1103 AM CST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF
ELLSINORE...OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF PIEDMONT. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED
THIS TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

IN ADDITION...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
GREENVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1216 PM EST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 100 PM EST/NOON CST/

* AT 1111 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR JASPER.
DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
CHATTANOOGA...LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN...SIGNAL MOUNTAIN...HARRISON...LONE
OAK...RED BANK...MIDDLE VALLEY...EAST BRAINERD...OOLTEWAH...
COLLEGEDALE AND SHADY GROVE.
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Line at Effingham looks like it's getting ready to bow!
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Looks like it might get/stay quiet in alabama for a while, however i see some slight initiation of cumulus/t'storms in mississippi & western alabama.




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Wow, Spfld IL now 63, but StL 55 - don't often see that - low moving east fast, hour ago StL was 5 above Spfld.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1112 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN MARION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1145 AM CST

* AT 1109 AM 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 6 MILES
NORTH OF SALEM...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
KINMUNDY...STEPHEN FORBES STATE PARK...FARINA...ST. PETER AND LA
CLEDE.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1112 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...
NORTHWESTERN WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 1145 AM CST.

* AT 1107 AM 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
MURPHYSBORO...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
CARTERVILLE...HERRIN...CHRISTOPHER...DE SOTO...HURST...CAMBRIA...
ROYALTON...CRAINVILLE...ENERGY...ZEIGLER...BUSH AND COLP.
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All those ahead of the Main Lines should heed Local Mets and TV/Radio updates as this is a PDS event.

Have your battery Backed up NOAA Alert Weather Radio close at Hand, Severe Tornadic Weather can arrive without a warning.

Use your instinct and find a place of shelter and assist any Disabled or Elderly if you can..

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Quoting pottery:

Take Care!
I will. Looks like everyone round here heeding the warnings.
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201. Full sun behind that line, mid level clouds shooting NE behind it. Can see why they're concerned. Glad it's by us, all to east & se need to keep an eye on it!
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TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1106 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 1130 AM CST.

* AT 1103 AM CST...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF
ELLSINORE...OR 10 MILES SOUTH OF PIEDMONT. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED
THIS TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

IN ADDITION...GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA INCLUDE...
GREENVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
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[Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET] At least one apparent tornado damaged or destroyed several homes Friday morning in Limestone County, Alabama, just west of Huntsville in far northern Alabama, said Cindy Adams of the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

Touchdowns were reported in the communities of Tanner and East Limestone, she said. One apparent tornado touched down at least once before authorities could sound a warning siren, she said.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/02/tornado-beli eved-to-have-hit-near-hunstville-alabama/?on.cnn=1
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