Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dangerous Tornado Day Thursday

While we have a significant tornado risk later today (see below), we have another serious risk tomorrow.
On this particular map 15% (yellow) is the significant threat threshold. The forecast probabilities are considerably higher than that. The hatched area is where violent tornadoes are expected which includes both Nashville and Memphis.

So, what should you do at this point?
  • Make sure you have at least two, independent, sources for tornado warnings. I recommend the AccuWeather smartphone app and WeatherCall. They will give you the warnings for your home (or other selected location) with a few false alarms as possible.
  • Have a system for your children and infirm friends and relatives to get the warning quickly and get to shelter in seconds. 
  • If infirm people need help getting sheltered, go pick them up before thunderstorms approach. Do NOT try to get to them after a tornado warning is issued. 
  • Make sure your phone and laptop are fully charged.
  • Won't hurt to make sure you have some extra cast and a full fuel tank for your car.
  • Make sure your generator is full of fuel and working properly.
Reminder: I provide real-time storm information -- based on good science and without hype -- on Twitter @usweatherexpert .

Of course, I will update this blog on today's tornado threat later today and on tomorrow's threat tomorrow morning. 


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