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Post by 8DonCo Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:53 pm

A powerful storm racing across the central US will produce a range of potential hazards, including the possibility of strong nighttime tornadoes, heavy snow and strong winds to start the weekend.


Severe weather is expected to develop late Friday from the lower Mississippi Valley to central Ohio ahead of a strong cold front, with the greatest threat for nighttime tornadoes stretching from Arkansas to Indiana.
Over 55 million people are at risk for severe storms Friday.


"This dynamic, sprawling storm will impact more than half the country. It's a classic clash of air masses," said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman.


As cold, arctic air surges south it will clash with record warm and humid air in place across the South, sparking severe storms where the air masses meet.



A tornado watch was issued late Friday afternoon for central and eastern Arkansas, southeastern Missouri, northwestern Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Kentucky, southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center.
The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. CST and includes Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Paducah, Kentucky; and Evansville, Indiana.


Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop with storm coverage increasing through the evening. In addition to tornadoes, wind gusts up to 75 mph and hail up to 2 inches in diameter are also possible.


A second tornado watch was issued Friday evening for portions of Missouri and Illinois. The watch is also in effect until 11 p.m. CST and includes St. Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield in Missouri and Springfield and Quincy in Illinois


By mid-evening Friday, five tornado watches stretched from northeastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma to central Tennessee and Kentucky. One of the newest watches includes Nashville and Louisville, Kentucky, and is in effect until 2 a.m. CST.


A moderate risk of severe storms -- level 4 out of 5 -- has been issued for over 2 million people, including in the city of Memphis, by the Storm Prediction Center. This area has the greatest probability of strong EF2-EF5 tornadoes with winds of at least 111 mph or higher possible.
The last time there was a moderate risk of severe storms issued in December was December 16, 2019.


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An enhanced risk -- level 3 -- surrounds this moderate risk zone and covers major cities like Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Meanwhile, a slight risk -- level 2 -- of severe storms encompasses the enhanced risk area and extends from eastern Texas through northern Indiana. There is also a marginal risk -- level 1 -- of severe storms that stretches from the Gulf Coast of Texas to the Great Lakes.
"The main concerns will be for occasional tornadoes (some potentially capable of EF2+ damage) and scattered, damaging thunderstorm gusts," the prediction center said Friday morning. "Though late-afternoon development near the front is possible, the overwhelming majority of strong-severe convection should be after dark."
Severe storms developing after dark pose a significant threat for nighttime tornadoes to occur, some of which may be strong, according to prediction center.
"Nighttime tornadoes are statistically more than twice as deadly as day time storms," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.
Southern states including Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas experience more overnight tornadoes than any other region. This can lead to higher fatalities, since many people are sleeping and unaware that a tornado is approaching.
This is why it is important to have an alert system such as a weather radio or an app on your phone that can wake you up if a tornado watch or warning is issued for your area.



Winter returns for a large section of the US


On the northern part of this system, snow will blanket a large part of the country from the Intermountain West to the Upper Great Lakes through Saturday. Over 10 million Americans are under some form of winter weather alerts from this system.


The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 136 crashes prior to 4 p.m. on Friday, according to a tweet by the agency. Eight of those accidents were jackknifed semi-trucks. Thirteen were injury accidents.
The Twin Cities area is currently under a snow emergency.



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Light snow fell Friday morning at Denver's International Airport, meaning the area finally recorded its first measurable snow of the season, defined as a 10th of an inch or greater.
This brings an end to the record snow drought the city had been experiencing. Since 1882, the city had never made it into December without measurable snow. The previous record for latest measurable snow was November 21, 1934.

The city also went 232 consecutive days without measurable snow, the second-longest streak in recorded history. The record is 235 days: from March 5 to October 25, 1887.
The snow is expected to be light in Denver, with the forecast calling for around 1 inch of accumulation today, with higher tallies in the mountains to the West.

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At least 50 people likely dead after tornadoes in Kentucky


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At least 70 feared dead after overnight storms, Kentucky governor says


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Post by ga10 Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:19 pm

Tornadoes ban đêm thì khó biết mà trốn kịp cho dù có warning trước!  RIP!
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