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   WOUS40 KWNS 101631
   ALZ000-GAZ000-KYZ000-NCZ000-SCZ000-TNZ000-110030-
   
   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1131 AM CDT FRI APR 10 2009
   
   ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY
   AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS OVER PARTS
   OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON AND
   TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          FAR SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY
          WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
          WESTERN SOUTH CAROLINA
          MIDDLE AND EASTERN TENNESSEE
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM...MISSISSIPPI NORTH
   AND EAST INTO PARTS OF KENTUCKY...SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINA...AND
   SOUTHERN VIRGINIA.
   
   THE INTENSE UPPER LEVEL STORM THAT PRODUCED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND
   EXTREME WILD FIRE CONDITIONS OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND
   SOUTHERN PLAINS LATE YESTERDAY WILL CONTINUE EAST ACROSS THE
   TENNESSEE VALLEY TODAY AND THE CAROLINAS THROUGH TONIGHT.
   
   AT LOWER LEVELS AHEAD OF THE STORM......WARM AND INCREASINGLY MOIST
   AIR WILL MOVE RAPIDLY NORTHEAST INTO ALABAMA... GEORGIA...EAST
   TENNESSEE...AND PARTS OF THE CAROLINAS.
   
   AT THE SAME TIME...A SEPARATE BAND OF VERY STRONG JET STREAM WINDS
   WILL SPREAD EAST ACROSS MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA ON THE PERIPHERY OF
   THE UPPER STORM.
   
   THE COMBINATION OF STRENGTHENING WINDS AND INCREASING MOISTURE WILL
   CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROTATING
   THUNDERSTORMS/SUPERCELLS AS DAYTIME HEATING FURTHER DESTABILIZES
   PARTS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES LATER TODAY. THE EXPECTED
   INTENSITY OF THE STORMS...AND THEIR LIKELY LONGEVITY ...SUGGESTS
   THAT SOME COULD YIELD STRONG TORNADOES...IN ADDITION TO VERY LARGE
   HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.
   
   MOST OF THE SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
   THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...BUT ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS MAY PERSIST
   THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY IN THE CAROLINAS.
   
   STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS DEVELOPING
   SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE
   WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA
   WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER
   TODAY.
   
   ..EVANS.. 04/10/2009
   
   $$        
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