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JayF

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WUUS54 KHUN 250502
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/O.NEW.KHUN.SV.W.0003.180225T0502Z-180225T0530Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1102 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northwestern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama...
Northwestern Colbert County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until 1130 PM CST

* At 1102 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Iuka, moving
northeast at 50 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Florence, St. Florian, Underwood-Petersville, Waterloo, Zip City,
Threet, Riverton, Wright, Eastport and Oakland.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

&&

LAT...LON 3501 8794 3500 8761 3488 8755 3476 8811
3489 8810 3491 8814
TIME...MOT...LOC 0502Z 246DEG 43KT 3483 8812

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60MPH

$$
 

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It's honestly really uncomfortable when we have events like this where despite the tech available, we have unwarned TOG's which those of us watching from home have caught well before warning issuance... and tragically, the Kentucky storm that was warned late appears to have been the killer if what I'm seeing is right. Even if the damage was done after the issuance, the increased lead time would've been really important. Though, I know that even more tragically, a death seemed to be in a place where one is normally safe in all but very intense tornadoes... I am very interested in the survey on this one to see exactly what happened. I respect the SPC immensely but their convective outlooks have been seriously thwarted more times than I can honestly remember over the last couple of years.

I don't know. I've been posting on Talkweather since 2011 and watching storms since I was five, and despite the advent of dual-pol, upgrades, all the amazing modern things that should have helped make unwarned significant tornadoes very few and far between, we still have them more often than we honestly should. TWC (Tenuously Weather-Connected, these days) still would rather air their needless programs over what has turned out to be a killer event (wouldn't say outbreak just yet, but a very notable event for sure) and warning text gets mixed up and seems to confirm a tornado when indications aren't that strong. Some of these things need to change more than others, but it would be really nice if they all did someday.

For what it's worth, there is a tornado warning all the way up in Ohio right now. The QLCS is really packing a punch.
 

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not really cause they are gun shy about pulling the trigger
The SPC is gun shy? They've had watches up all the way to the MS/AL border. I know it was expected to begin weakening as the storm entered Alabama but still surprised there isn't some sort of watch at least west of I-65.
 

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Western Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until midnight CST
 

Equus

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Haven't even had a MCD for the state that was for much further east than the AL line, and even that was six or so hours ago. Would have expected them to at least issue one of those if not a watch since we have had clusters of warnings for this part of the line.
 

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The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama...
Colbert County in northwestern Alabama...
Franklin County in northwestern Alabama...
Northwestern Lawrence County in northwestern Alabama...

* Until 1230 AM CST
 

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The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Wayne County in Middle Tennessee...
Southern Lawrence County in Middle Tennessee...

* Until 1230 AM CST
 

Equus

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Killer Logan County, KY tornado rated preliminary high end EF2 (135) with a 400 yd path width. Another EF2 confirmed near Malden, MO.

Surveys still coming in, and more tomorrow. More than anything, the injury and fatality ratio per tornado seems way higher in this event than usual. There seem to have been relatively few tornadoes but a significant percentage caused injuries and at least two were fatal. All this with nothing above EF2 confirmed yet.
 
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Kory

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HRRR going nuts with the rainfall tonight over West/Central AL. 2-4” with an isolated 5” possible in addition to what we’ve already received.
 

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