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   PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1057 AM CST THU FEB 20 2014

   ...A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EPISODE IS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF
   THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY, TENNESSEE VALLEY INTO LOWER MISSISSIPPI
   VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is forecasting the
   development of widespread damaging winds and a few tornadoes over
   parts of the lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, into the lower
   Mississippi Valley and central Gulf States this afternoon and
   tonight.

   The areas most likely to experience this activity include:

          Northwest Alabama
          Western and central Kentucky
          Northern Mississippi
          Western and middle Tennessee

   Elsewhere, severe storms are also possible from the Ohio Valley to
   central Gulf Coast.

   A storm system near Kansas City as of late morning will strengthen
   rapidly while moving toward Wisconsin this evening, as a cold front
   sweeps eastward across Missouri and Arkansas this afternoon.  Along
   and ahead of the cold front, or more bands of severe thunderstorms
   are expected to develop by mid afternoon, initially along a line
   from Saint Louis to Texarkana.  Storms will then spread eastward
   across the Ohio, Tennessee, and Mississippi Valleys through tonight.

   Widespread damaging thunderstorm winds are expected as storms evolve
   into a squall line by this evening and continue into the overnight
   hours.  A few tornadoes will also be possible with storms embedded
   in or ahead of the squall line, mainly this afternoon into early
   tonight.

   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.. 02/20/2014

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