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Please note this briefing may be out of date after 1854 UTC on 03/02/2012 and there will be no subsequent updates during the day.
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   WOUS40 KWNS 021658
   ALZ000-GAZ000-ILZ000-INZ000-KYZ000-MSZ000-OHZ000-TNZ000-030200-
   
   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1058 AM CST FRI MAR 02 2012
   
   ...AN OUTBREAK OF TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS LIKELY OVER
   A LARGE AREA FROM INDIANA AND OHIO INTO
   KENTUCKY...TENNESSEE...MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA TODAY AND TONIGHT...
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
   DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG...LONG-TRACK TORNADOES OVER CENTRAL AND
   SOUTHERN INDIANA...SOUTHERN AND WESTERN OHIO...MUCH OF KENTUCKY AND
   NORTHERN TENNESSEE TODAY AND TONIGHT.
   
   THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
   
          CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ALABAMA
          NORTHERN GEORGIA
          SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
          ALL OF KENTUCKY
          MUCH OF MISSISSIPPI
          CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN OHIO
          MUCH OF TENNESSEE
   
   ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS AND TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM
   CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI INTO CENTRAL/NORTHERN ALABAMA AND NORTHERN
   GEORGIA...NORTHWARD INTO OHIO.
   
   A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT CONTINUES TO SPREAD OUT OF
   LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE LOWER OHIO
   VALLEY...IN ADVANCE OF A DEEPENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NOW
   OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. THIS SURFACE LOW WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD
   ACROSS INDIANA AND INTO LOWER MICHIGAN BY THIS EVENING...ALLOWING
   THE MOIST/UNSTABLE AIR MASS TO REPLACE COOL AIR CURRENTLY OVER
   NORTHERN KENTUCKY...INDIANA AND OHIO. SEVERE STORMS HAVE ALREADY
   DEVELOPED ALONG THE COLD FRONT OVER SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI AND
   SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...AND WILL INTENSIFY AS THEY DEVELOP EASTWARD
   TODAY. WIND SHEAR PROFILES WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY STRONG AND
   FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE WINDS. THE STRENGTH OF THE
   STEERING CURRENTS WILL ALLOW FOR FAST MOVING AND LONG TRACKED
   TORNADOES...WHICH ARE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS. THE MAIN THREAT AREA
   WILL BE OVER THE HIGH RISK AREA...INCLUDING MUCH OF SOUTHERN
   INDIANA...MUCH OF KENTUCKY...NORTHERN TENNESSEE...AND SOUTHWESTERN
   OHIO.
   
   ANOTHER AREA 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 AREA...BUT STORMS WILL BECOME NUMEROUS WITH
   DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL...AND TORNADOES STILL 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.
   
   ..JEWELL.. 03/02/2012
   
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