Tornado Watch 197 remains in effect until 500 am CDT for the following locations
KY . Kentucky counties included are
Caldwell Calloway Crittenden Henderson Livingston Lyon Marshall Union Webster
Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:26 AM CDT on May 21, 2013
... Significant weather advisory for southern Hardin... southern Pope... eastern Massac and southeastern Johnson counties in southern Illinois... and eastern Graves... Crittenden... Calloway... western Caldwell... Trigg... Marshall... eastern McCracken... Lyon and Livingston counties in western Kentucky until 415 am CDT...
At 323 am CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Dixon Springs Illinois... south across Reidland Kentucky... to 10 miles south of Mayfield... moving east at 45 mph.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with these storms. Winds gusted to around 40 mph at the National Weather Service in Paducah as these storms passed.
Locations that may be impacted include... Benton... Calvert City... Murray... Eddyville... Land Between The Lakes area... Marion... Princeton... and Cadiz.
These storms may intensify... .and a Tornado Watch is in effect for this area. Be certain to monitor local radio and TV stations... as well as local cable TV outlets... .for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
Statement as of 01:45 am CDT on May 21, 2013
... Record daily maximum low temperature set at Evansville in...
The low temperature for yesterday, may 20th, at Evansville in was 71 degrees. This sets a new maximum low temperature for this date. The old record was 70 degrees set in 2004.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:14 am CDT on May 21, 2013
... Safety rules for tornadoes...
A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of the quad state area with the exception of the southern Kentucky pennyrile area. This watch is in effect until 5 am Tuesday morning. The following safety tips are being provided in hope that the broadcast media will frequently broadcast these messages while the watch affects their area.
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms which can produce tornadoes in and close to the watch area. If you are in the watch area... keep informed of the latest weather information. These storms can develop rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not possible.
A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar. If you are in the path or near the tornado... take immediate action to protect life and property. Follow these safety rules.
In open country... find a ditch... culvert or other low area and lay down flat. Cover your head with your hands for protection.
In homes or small buildings... go to the basement or a small interior room on the lowest floor like a Hall or bathroom closet. Use heavy furniture for shelter or cover yourself with a mattress or blanket.
In Mobile homes or vehicles... abandon it and go to a substantial structure or place of safety. Never try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle.
In schools... hospitals... factories or shopping centers... go to designated shelter areas. Interior Halls on the lowest levels are usually the best. Stay away from gymnasiums or auditoriums. Avoid all outside walls and windows.
The key to tornado survival is to be prepared and take immediate action when a warning is issued or when you feel threatened. Remember... the actions you take during a tornado event may save your life and the lives of those you are responsible for.
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