**MORNING UPDATE 2-20-2014
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a moderate risk of severe weather (see red area in graphic) for cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Bowling Green, KY, Louisville, and Jackson, TN. This means a fairly widespread severe weather event is likely. Straight line wind damage is the highest threat but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Stay close to a source of weather warnings and take action immediately if you are placed under a warning. See the full outlook HERE.
(original post from 2-18-2014)While we’ve all been huddled by the fires and heaters waiting for the winter chill to end lately, very active storm systems have been moving across the country will lots of snow and frigid temperatures from the Rockies east. This week, the pattern is shifting (albeit temporarily) and allowing much warmer air to take over the Plains and Southeast. Even though the cold is being held at bay to the north, the strong storm systems are still moving across the country. One of these systems will move through the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee River valleys on Thursday bringing our first substantial widespread threat for severe weather of 2014 (see SPC graphic – areas in yellow included in severe risk). Severe weather hasn’t been on the minds of many people during the cold weather but as the warmer air begins to return from the Gulf of Mexico, severe weather threats will become more common. For much of the Southeast, tornado season kicks off in March and goes through May. The time is now to make sure you have your family’s plan of action is in order and all of your family members are familiar with it (the same goes for businesses as well). Here are some questions you need to answer when formulating your plan:
4. Does everyone in my home (or business) know the plan?