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    Default Very serious weather situation!

    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.

    Here are the maps for today.

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    All quiet on this end of the state thus far...

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    There are some storms forming this morning and might see some hail. Dew points are only in the 40's.

    The greatest threat will be this afternoon into the evening. Some of the the storms that form will go quickly severe. Significant tornadoes are possible with these storms.

    The prevailing winds with these fronts being southwest to northeast the greatest threat area will likely be east of I-65 and south of the Bluegrass Parkway.

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    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.




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    Forgot the map for my previous post.




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    From the Weather Channel:





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    The TOR:CON Index for Kentucky:

    KY central - 7
    KY west - 4
    KY east - 6


    TOR:CON Value Descriptions

    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

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    Governor Beshear Warns Kentuckians to Prepare for Severe Weather
    Press Release Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Contact Information: Kerri Richardson
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    502-564-2611


    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.

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    Keep us updated as you can nWo. I have family heading out to New Orleans this morning, looks like they may be heading right into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold sunrise View Post
    Keep us updated as you can nWo. I have family heading out to New Orleans this morning, looks like they may be heading right into it.
    I will as much as I can.

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    It was pretty bad here in Danville when I left for work this morning.

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    Heavy rain and lightning here in Richmond on my way to work. Had a very brief period of very small hail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nWo View Post
    The TOR:CON Index for Kentucky:

    KY central - 7
    KY west - 4
    KY east - 6
    Central Ky is up to a 9.

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    Some weather forecasters are saying today's weather set up is just like the one on April 3, 1974.

    April 3, 1974 - The Tornado Super Outbreak

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    Updated map


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    Very gloomy in NKY but that's about it. Looks like we will be in for some noon thunderstorms. Everyone south of us be safe.

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    The Weather Channel sent Jim Cantore to Lexington to chase storms and tornadoes... Not a good sign.

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    Some schools in Central TN are closing early today.

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    This information is very appreciated. Thank you for posting up here for all the BGP folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rob View Post
    Central Ky is up to a 9.
    What about NKY?


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