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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

             
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
537 AM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

ILZ090-094-KYZ007-008-071100-
POPE IL-MASSAC IL-MARSHALL KY-LIVINGSTON KY-
537 AM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSAC...
SOUTHEASTERN POPE...NORTHWESTERN LYON...NORTHWESTERN MARSHALL AND
SOUTHERN LIVINGSTON COUNTIES UNTIL 600 AM CDT...

AT 537 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR
LEDBETTER...OR NEAR CALVERT CITY...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CALVERT CITY...LEDBETTER...GRAND RIVERS...SMITHLAND AND HAMLETSBURG.

LAT...LON 3703 8852 3704 8853 3716 8853 3721 8823
      3709 8822 3707 8822 3702 8823 3702 8822
      3700 8822
TIME...MOT...LOC 1037Z 262DEG 18KT 3709 8843

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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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