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Shades of five years ago: Bad weather could move in tonight

Posted by on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 @ 2:57 pm.

For those of us who lived through the February 29, 2012 tornado that hit Harrisburg, today's weather is feeling eerily familiar.

The national Weather Service is in agreement with that assessment: There's a tornado watch for 33 southern Illinois counties:

For those of you mobile-y challenged, those counties are included in this statement:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1101 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-
Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-
1101 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

...Outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes possible tonight
into early Wednesday...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes appears
increasingly likely tonight into early Wednesday. The primary
hazards will be isolated tornadoes and large hail. There is a
moderate risk of severe thunderstorms for much of our region.

The potential exists for an outbreak of tornadoes, including some
strong tornadoes. Supercell thunderstorms capable of very large
hail and destructive winds will progress northeast at very rapid
speeds. Very heavy downpours could result in localized flash

The potential for severe storms will begin to increase very late
this afternoon and evening, mainly over southeast Missouri. The
time frame for the most widespread and intense activity appears to
be mainly from 11 pm through daybreak.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Organized severe storms will likely be continuing through early
Wednesday morning. The storms will rapidly diminish from west to
east as a cold front passes in the morning.


Activation of spotters is likely tonight.


So be on your guard, readers....Mardi Gras might end somewhat stormily...

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