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Old 03-06-2012, 04:09 PM
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Default Monday, March 5, 2012

Homeland Security Threat Level: YELLOW (ELEVATED)

Significant National Weather:

A wintry mix of rain and snow is forecast for the southern Mid-Atlantic today. Snow accumulations will range from 1 to 4 inches in portions of the Central Appalachians, West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Light snow is expected from northwest Pennsylvania to northern New England. Below normal temperatures are forecast for the New England and the Mid-Atlantic area, where temperature highs are expected to be 15 degrees below average.
A wintry mix of light rain and snow is expected for eastern Tennessee and North Carolina. Minor snow accumulations are possible in the higher terrain. The remainder of the region is forecast to be clear and dry. Red Flag Warnings will be in effect for portions of the Southeast and Southern/Central Plains through this evening due to low relative humidity and high winds. Above normal temperatures are expected for the southern High Plains, with temperature highs expected to be 10 to 20 degrees above average.
Scattered snow showers are expected for northern Minnesota; however, snow accumulation will be minor. One to four inches of snow will develop in eastern Kentucky but the remainder of the region will be dry. Above normal temperatures are expected for the Northern Plains, with temperature highs expected to be 10 to 20 degrees above average.
Rain and mountain snow will continue in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain and Northern California regions today. Lower elevation rain is expected to be light; however, the Cascades may see up to a foot of new snow. High winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts to 65 mph, are expected in the Great Basin, Southwest and Southern California regions through this evening.*
Severe Weather Outbreaks - Update

Severe thunderstorms began in the Midwest on February 28, 2012, and moved across the Ohio & Tennessee Valleys on February 29, 2012. A second system began in the Midwest on March 2, 2012, and moved across the Ohio & Tennessee Valleys into the Southeast U.S. through March 3, 2012. These two storm systems created multiple high wind, large hail, heavy rain, and tornado events. The National Weather Service confirmed 64 tornado touchdowns across 14 states, ranging from EF-1 to EF-4, resulting in widespread damages, multiple injuries, and 52 confirmed fatalities. Response and recovery efforts continue at the local, state and Federal levels. No unmet needs have been reported. Only 2,700 customers remain without power in Indiana and 8,674 customers remain without power in Kentucky; all other States report less than 1,000 outages or full restoration statewide. A total of 11 American Red Cross and partner shelters were open overnight in the impacted states with a population of 16 people. The Incident Support Base (ISB) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky remains operational with pre-positioned commodities and medical kits. FEMA regional assets are deployed to Kentucky and Indiana, and FEMA Region VII remains at Level III (Partial activation). All other FEMA Regions and the National Watch Center have returned to Watch/Steady State.
Space Weather:

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong. Radio blackouts reaching the R3 level occurred. Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor, with radio blackouts reaching the R1 level likely Tropical Weather Outlook

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