Friday, March 2, 2012

Severe Weather / Tornado Threat Continues in the South...

Above is the latest radar mosaic with the "Significant Tornado Parameter" (STP) overlay. The line of strong to severe storms that you see is moving Eastward, while individual storms within the line move East/Northeast very rapidly.

STP is an index that meteorologists use to gauge the threat of tornadoes in a given area.  Values of 2 or higher (solid red lines on the image ahead of the storms) are considered very favorable for tornado development.  As you can see, we still have this risk extending from southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and portions of southwest Georgia.

Tornado Watches continue in effect across this region into much of the nighttime hours:

If you live along or ahead of this line of severe storms, please make sure that you have a way to receive weather warnings at night.

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