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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:02 am CDT on September 22, 2014
... Fall brings the risk of more tornadoes to our region...
Tornadoes have caused loss of life and much destruction in our region during the fall season. Late September through October and much of November typically bring more favorable conditions for tornadoes and other severe thunderstorm events such as large hail and damaging thunderstorm winds. This increase is driven by a more dynamic atmosphere that occurs during the fall transition to cooler temperatures. This transition period sometimes yields low pressure systems and their associated frontal systems that can provide an environment favorable for severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes. Some Stark reminders of our fall tornado threat include:
* September 22-23, 2006; 10 tornadoes struck our region, including an EF4 in Perry County, MO and Jackson County, IL.
* October 18, 2007; 16 tornadoes struck our region including an EF3 tornado in Owensboro, KY. Twenty two were injured.
* October 31, 2013; a record tornado outbreak in our region for October with 17 tornadoes.
* November 6, 2005; an EF3 tornado developed near Smith Mills, KY before killing 25 in the Evansville, in area.
* November 15, 2005; an EF4 tornado struck the Madisonville, KY area,injuring 27 with the longest track KY tornado (ef3) in decades striking Marshall and adjacent counties.
* November 17, 2013; an EF3 tornado kills 3 people in/near Brookport Illinois.
As a result, it is vital that you be prepared as we progress through the fall tornado season. Each day this week we will discuss a variety of topics in preparation of our fall severe weather season.
For additional information see http://www.Weather.Gov/Paducah
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