Major Severe Weather Outbreak Imminent

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Updated: 3/02/2012 4:39 pm
The nation's first HIGH RISK for severe weather since May 25 of last year includes central and most of eastern Kentucky.

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A PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch is in effect until 9 PM across central and much of eastern Kentucky, and numerous confirmed tornadoes have been leaving paths of damage across parts of southern Indiana and western Kentucky. 

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Take a look at the picture... this is the way things looked around 3:45 this afternoon.  There's an amazing number of tornado warnings in effect, many have been verified by eyes on the ground.

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There is a spectacular amount of shear in the atmosphere, and the atmosphere is very unstable right now.  Temperatures have soared into the lower 70s.

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This photo was submitted to us from Borden, IN from today's storms.  (Forgive us for not having access to the source - if you know it, please email me at gcornish@wtvq.com.) 

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We'll keep you updated on ABC 36.  I'll leave you with a quick look at what is going on late this afternoon... a still frame, just to show the number of tornado warnings to our north and west.

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Sorry we couldn't get into more details on the blog today... just a general overview.  We'll have to hit the parameters we look at (helicity, shear, CAPE, etc.) in another post at another time.  There's just too much going on, and our on-air product is our priority.

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We'll continue to focus on that -- tune in to ABC 36 for the latest.

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BE SAFE.

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Geoff

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