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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
352 AM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

ILZ075>078-080>094-KYZ001>006-MOZ076-086-087-100-107>112-114-
201230-
JEFFERSON-WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-PERRY IL-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
WHITE-JACKSON-WILLIAMSON-SALINE-GALLATIN-UNION IL-JOHNSON-POPE-
HARDIN-ALEXANDER-PULASKI-MASSAC-FULTON-HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-
MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-PERRY MO-BOLLINGER-CAPE GIRARDEAU-WAYNE MO-
CARTER-RIPLEY-BUTLER-STODDARD-SCOTT-MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT VERNON...FAIRFIELD...ALBION...
MOUNT CARMEL...PINCKNEYVILLE...WEST FRANKFORT...MCLEANSBORO...
CARMI...CARBONDALE...HERRIN...HARRISBURG...SHAWNEETOWN...
JONESBORO...VIENNA...GOLCONDA...ELIZABETHTOWN...CAIRO...
MOUND CITY...METROPOLIS...HICKMAN...CLINTON...BARDWELL...
WICKLIFFE...PADUCAH...MAYFIELD...PERRYVILLE...MARBLE HILL...
CAPE GIRARDEAU...PIEDMONT...VAN BUREN...DONIPHAN...POPLAR BLUFF...
BLOOMFIELD...SIKESTON...CHARLESTON...NEW MADRID
352 AM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

...PATCHY DENSE FOG A HAZARD EARLY THIS SUNDAY MORNING...

PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...AND FAR
WESTERN KENTUCKY. FOG DEVELOPMENT WILL BE MORE LIKELY IN LOW LYING
AREAS AND THOSE THAT ARE MORE PRONE TO FOG FORMATION.

GIVEN THE PATCHY NATURE OF THE FOG...TRAVELERS WILL NEED TO STAY
VIGILANT FOR SUDDEN REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY BY
SLOWING DOWN...USING LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND INCREASING YOUR
FOLLOWING DISTANCE.

THE FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH DAYBREAK AND IS FORECAST TO BURN OFF
WITHIN A FEW HOURS AFTER SUNRISE.

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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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