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Public Severe Weather Outlook
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Please note this briefing may be out of date after 1854 UTC on 03/02/2012 and there will be no subsequent updates during the day.
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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0726 AM CST FRI MAR 02 2012
   
   ...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE EXTREME SOUTHERN
   INDIANA...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...AND NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE 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
   EXTREME SOUTHERN INDIANA...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...AND NORTHERN MIDDLE
   TENNESSEE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          ALABAMA
          GEORGIA
          ILLINOIS
          INDIANA
          KENTUCKY
          MISSISSIPPI
          OHIO
          TENNESSEE
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS AND TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM EAST
   CENTRAL/NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI INTO CENTRAL/NORTHERN ALABAMA AND
   NORTHERN GEORGIA...NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHWEST OHIO.
   
   MORNING WEATHER DATA CONFIRM A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT
   SPREADING NORTHEASTWARD FROM ARKANSAS AND TENNESSEE TOWARD THE LOWER
   OHIO VALLEY...IN ADVANCE OF A DEEPENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
   IN MISSOURI.  THIS SURFACE LOW WILL MOVE TOWARD SOUTHERN LOWER
   MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING...ALLOWING THE MOIST/UNSTABLE AIR MASS TO
   SPREAD TO NEAR OR JUST NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER PRIOR TO THE PASSAGE
   OF A COLD FRONT.  SEVERE STORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP ALONG AND IN
   ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT BY MIDDAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON...AT THE SAME
   TIME THE WINDS THROUGH ALL LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BECOME VERY
   STRONG.  THESE FACTORS WILL RESULT IN A FAVORABLE SETUP FOR
   FAST-MOVING TORNADIC STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LONG-TRACK/DAMAGING
   TORNADOES IN THE HIGH RISK AREA OF EXTREME SOUTHERN
   INDIANA...CENTRAL KENTUCKY...AND NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE THIS
   AFTERNOON.
   
   A SEPARATE BAND OR TWO OF SEVERE STORMS IS ALSO EXPECTED THIS
   AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT ACROSS CENTRAL/NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND
   ALABAMA INTO NORTHERN GEORGIA...ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT. 
   CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE QUITE AS FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES COMPARED TO
   FARTHER NORTH IN THE HIGH RISK...BUT MULTIPLE SEVERE STORMS WITH A
   FEW TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
   
   STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS POTENTIALLY
   VERY DANGEROUS 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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