Tornado Outbreak / Widespread Severe Weather Friday and Saturday March 2-3 2012

Please folks, take this threat seriously. Since 12 AM this morning there has already been 118 total storm reports. 17 of those have been Tornado reports, 18 high wind reports of winds 74 MPH or higher [ Category 1 Hurricane winds 74 – 95 mph ] and 83 Large hail reports 2 inches and larger.

This may be my last BLOG post on this. I will be monitoring the situation in the SOUTHEAST and posting Updates on Twitter @CataulaGaWX and Facebook at Cataula Ga Weather.
Automatic posting of Watches and Warnings are posted at my other Twitter and Facebook accounts – Facebook Page:Cataula GA Weather Alerts And Twitter Stream @CataulaGaALERTS.

Here are the latest Graphics from the Storm Prediction Center [SPC] Issued at 2:56 PM EST today, valid through Saturday morning.
Changes in these graphics from this morning at 12:42 AM EST now HIGHLIGHT A HIGH RISK AREA for SOUTHERN INDIANA…SOUTHWEST OHIO…A LARGE PORTION OF KENTUCKY…AND NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE….Other changes in COVERAGE areas of the Moderate, and Slight risk are also indicated. These coverage areas are likely to shift EAST in future Updates.

Categorical Outlook : Thunderstorms – Green Area, Slight Risk of Possible Strong Thunderstorms – Yellow Area, Moderate Risk of Possible Severe Storms – Red Area, HIGH RISK area likely to see TORNADOES – Fuchsia Area.

Tornado Outlook: Probability of a tornado within 25 miles of a point. – 2% risk of a Tornado – Green Area, 5% risk of a Tornado – Brown Area, 10% risk of a Tornado – Yellow Area, 15% risk of a Tornado – Red Area. 30% risk of a Tornado – Fuchsia Area. Hatched Area : 10% or greater probability of EF2 – EF5 tornadoes within 25 miles of a point.

Wind Outlook: Probability of damaging thunderstorm winds or wind gusts of 50 knots [57 MPH] or higher within 25 miles of a point: 5% risk of damaging winds – Brown Area, 15% risk of damaging winds – Yellow Area, 30% risk of damaging winds – Red Area, 45% risk of damaging winds – Fuchsia Area. Hatched Area: 10% or greater probability of wind gusts 65 knots or greater within 25 miles of a point.

Hail Outlook: Probability of one inch diameter hail or larger within 25 miles of a point. : 5% risk of large damaging hail – Brown Area, 15% risk of large damaging hail – Yellow Area, 30% risk of large damaging hail – Red Area, 45% risk of large damaging hail – Fuchsia Area. Hatched Area: 10% or greater probability of two inch diameter hail or larger within 25 miles of a point.

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