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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0309 AM CST FRI MAR 02 2012
   
   ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE OHIO AND
   TENNESSEE VALLEYS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG...LONG-TRACK TORNADOES OVER PARTS OF THE
   OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          SOUTHERN INDIANA
          KENTUCKY
          EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI
          SOUTHWEST OHIO
          TENNESSEE
          WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM THE UPPER OHIO
   VALLEY AND CENTRAL APPALACHIANS SOUTHWESTWARD TO THE LOWER
   MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
   
   A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW
   PRESSURE CENTER OVER KANSAS...OKLAHOMA...AND MISSOURI THIS MORNING
   WILL MOVE QUICKLY NORTHEASTWARD TO LOWER MICHIGAN BY THIS
   EVENING...WHILE A TRAILING COLD FRONT PROGRESSES EASTWARD INTO THE
   OHIO/TENNESSEE VALLEYS.  MOISTURE WILL SPREAD QUICKLY NORTHEASTWARD
   FROM THE SOUTHERN STATES TO THE OHIO VALLEY BY THIS AFTERNOON IN
   ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT...PROVIDING THE FUEL FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
   DEVELOPMENT.  IN ADDITION...WINDS AND ALL LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
   WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY ACROSS THE MODERATE RISK
   AREA...SETTING THE STAGE FOR LONG-LIVED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.
   
   THE MOST DANGEROUS TORNADO RISK AREA IS EXPECTED FROM MIDDLE AND
   EASTERN TENNESSEE NORTHWARD ACROSS KENTUCKY TO THE OHIO RIVER THIS
   AFTERNOON...WHERE A FEW LONG-TRACK/DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES WILL BE
   POSSIBLE...ALONG WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.  FARTHER SOUTH
   INTO MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA...ADDITIONAL SEVERE STORM DEVELOPMENT
   IS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT NEAR AND AHEAD OF THE
   COLD FRONT.  THESE STORMS WILL SPREAD ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
   MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA AND NORTHERN GEORGIA THIS EVENING INTO THE
   OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH AN ACCOMPANYING RISK FOR TORNADOES...DAMAGING
   WINDS...AND LARGE HAIL.
   
   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.
   
   ..THOMPSON.. 03/02/2012
   
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