The entire state is in for a major outbreak of severe weather today. Everyone should have their disaster plan ready now. Please don't wait until the severe weather is approaching your location. If you wait until then you may only have seconds to react. Also, keep an eye on the cities and counties to your southwest. The prevailing winds in Kentucky blow from the southwest to the northeast. Most tornadoes will follow this track.
AREAS AFFECTED...FAR SRN IND...CNTRL KY...NRN TN CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY VALID 020940Z - 021045Z A SEVERE THREAT WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WCNTRL KY EARLY THIS MORNING. THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE FOR ISOLATED LARGE HAIL BUT A MARGINAL WIND DAMAGE THREAT MAY ALSO EXIST. WW ISSUANCE CAN NOT BE RULED OUT BUT STILL APPEARS UNLIKELY ATTM.
8:High probability of a tornado
6:Moderate possibility of a tornado
4:Low chance of a tornado nearby, but hail and/or strong wind gusts possible
2:Very low chance of a tornado, but hail and/or strong wind gusts possible
0:Near-zero chance of a tornado or a severe thunderstorm
Governor Beshear Warns Kentuckians to Prepare for Severe Weather
Press Release Date:
Thursday, March 01, 2012
President Obama pledged assistance if needed in phone call to Governor this afternoon
FRANKFORT, KY.– After a brutal day of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in Kentucky on Wednesday, it appears Kentuckians may be in line for another punishing round of storms on Friday. Governor Steve Beshear today warned all Kentuckians to prepare for those storms, and promised the state’s emergency management system would closely monitor the severe weather as well as remain in close contact with local officials.
On Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama called Gov. Beshear for an update on damages and injuries from Wednesday’s storms, and relayed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is prepared to assist states as needed.