... Significant weather advisory for eastern Gallatin County in southern Illinois... southern Posey County in southwest Indiana... and Henderson... western Daviess... Hopkins... Webster... Union... western McLean... Christian... Todd... western Muhlenberg... eastern Crittenden... Caldwell and Trigg counties in western Kentucky until 500 am CDT...
At 409 am CDT... strong thunderstorms were along a line extending from 7 miles southwest of Uniontown Kentucky... to Princeton Kentucky... to 9 miles west of Dover Tennessee... moving east at 45 mph.
Hail up to the size of pennies and wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected with these storms. Winds have been measured around 35 mph at Benton and Murray Kentucky when these storms passed.
Locations that may be impacted include... Cadiz... Morganfield... Breckinridge center... Providence... Dawson Springs... Hopkinsville... Madisonville... Fort Campbell north... Oak Grove... Greenville... and Calhoun.
If threatening weather approaches your area... take shelter in a sturdy building.
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.
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.