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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

             
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
406 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

ILZ090-094-KYZ007-282145-
LIVINGSTON KY-MASSAC IL-POPE IL-
406 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN POPE AND NORTHERN MASSAC
COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...AND WESTERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNTIL 445 PM CDT...

AT 405 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GOLCONDA...OR 13 MILES
NORTHEAST OF METROPOLIS...MOVING NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH.

HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF NICKELS AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ARE
EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM...ALONG WITH HEAVY RAIN UP TO ONE AND A
HALF INCHES AND FREQUENT DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.

LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF CENTRAL POPE AND NORTHERN MASSAC COUNTIES.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND
TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

TORRENTIAL RAIN...WHICH MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS SUCH AS DITCHES AND
UNDERPASSES...IS ALSO LIKELY. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE ON A FLOODED
ROADWAY.

LAT...LON 3723 8891 3739 8858 3730 8842 3718 8850
TIME...MOT...LOC 2106Z 121DEG 17KT 3729 8855

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SMITH






 

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1240 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

...TORNADO THREAT SUNDAY NIGHT CAUSES MUCH CONCERN GIVEN STATISTICS
RELATED TO NIGHTTIME TORNADO CASUALTIES...

OUR REGION HAS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS... INCLUDING
TORNADOES...SUNDAY NIGHT.

RESEARCH CONDUCTED BOTH ON A REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL DOCUMENT
THE INCREASED HAZARDS RELATED TO TORNADOES THAT OCCUR AT NIGHT. ON
THE NATIONAL LEVEL...THE FOLLOWING FINDINGS WERE DERIVED FROM
RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY; 1.THE PUBLIC IS
LESS LIKELY TO RECEIVE WARNINGS ISSUED AT NIGHT, 2.THE PUBLIC IS
MORE LIKELY TO BE IN MORE VULNERABLE HOUSING AND BUILDING STRUCTURES
AT NIGHT, 3.MOBILE HOMES ARE THE LEADING LOCATION FOR TORNADO
FATALITIES, 4.TORNADO FATALITIES ARE ENHANCED DURING THE LATE FALL
AND WINTER, 5.NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO KILL AS
DAYTIME TORNADOES, AND 6.OUR REGION HAS AMONG THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE
OF NIGHTTIME TORNADOES AND NIGHTTIME TORNADO FATALITIES OF ANYWHERE
IN THE U.S.

IN THE QUAD STATE REGION OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY...34 OF THE 38 TORNADO
FATALITIES SINCE 1996 HAVE OCCURRED AT NIGHT WITH 29 OF THE 38
OCCURRING BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND SUNRISE. THIRTY OF THE 38 TORNADO
FATALITIES WERE IN MOBILE HOMES...WITH 4 IN VEHICLES AND 2 IN
PERMANENT HOMES.

DURING THE LAST DECADE...THE LOWER OHIO/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...
INCLUDING MUCH OF OUR FOUR STATE REGION...HAD AMONG THE HIGHEST
FREQUENCY OF STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES. SEVERAL OF THESE STRONG
TO VIOLENT AND DEADLY TORNADOES HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE FALL AND
WINTER...A TIME OF YEAR MANY IN OUR AREA DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH
SEVERE WEATHER. BEING READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT JUST FOR THE
SPRING SEASON.

TORNADOES AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE WEATHER CAN HAPPEN YEAR ROUND...
DAY OR NIGHT. MANY OF THE TORNADOES THAT FORM DURING THE FALL AND
WINTER DO SO DURING THE NIGHT.

STAY ABREAST OF THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND BE SURE YOUR HAVE A
NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH ALERT CAPABILITY AND/OR OTHER MEANS SUCH AS
CELL PHONE ALERTS TO RECEIVE WARNINGS. HAVING A MEANS TO RECEIVE
WARNINGS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF A LOVED ONE.


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