PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1132 AM CDT THU MAY 25 2006

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE

INDIANA
KENTUCKY
OHIO

SURROUNDING THE MODERATE RISK AREA...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF THE MID SOUTH AND OZARKS ACROSS
THE LOWER TENNESSEE AND OHIO RIVER VALLEYS TO THE MID ATLANTIC
COAST.

A STRONG JET STREAM DISTURBANCE...IN CONJUNCTION WITH DAYTIME
HEATING AND THE PERSISTENT INFLOW OF WARM AND MOIST AIR NEAR THE
SURFACE...WILL SET THE STAGE FOR INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF
THE OHIO VALLEY TODAY.

THE STORMS...INCLUDING SUPERCELLS WITH HIGH WIND...HAIL AND
TORNADOES...LIKELY WILL FORM IN SEVERAL BANDS FROM SOUTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN SOUTHWESTWARD INTO INDIANA...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND WESTERN
OHIO BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE ONGOING
ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND THESE STORMS MAY PERSIST OVER MUCH OF
TENNESSEE AND MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THROUGH THE DAY.
OTHER INTENSE STORMS MAY FORM A BIT LATER IN THE DAY OVER WESTERN
AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY AND WESTERN TENNESSEE. SOME OF THE ACTIVITY
COULD REMAIN STRONG INTO THE NIGHT...SPREADING GENERALLY EAST AND
SOUTH TO THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS.

WHILE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SEVERE THREAT IS EXPECTED TO BE DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AS THE STORMS ORGANIZE INTO LINES...INDIVIDUAL
CELLS COULD PRODUCE LARGE HAIL AND A FEW STRONG
TORNADOES...ESPECIALLY DURING THEIR EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN
WESTERN OHIO...INDIANA AND WESTERN/NORTHERN KENTUCKY.

THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER
SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA WEATHER
RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER TODAY.

..EVANS.. 05/25/2006

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