24 May '11, 2am

Dot Earth: Tornado Outbreak Possible in Kansas and Oklahoma

This extraordinary year of the twister continues. The Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service has issued a blunt warning to Kansas and Oklahoma and adjacent regions (risk map ) to be prepared for the worst on Tuesday: …TORNADIC OUTBREAK POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS TUESDAY. AN UPGRADE TO HIGH RISK MAY BE WARRANTED AS SITUATION BECOMES MORE CERTAIN… A CLASSIC PLAINS TORNADIC OUTBREAK APPEARS TO BE EVOLVING ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS… ESPECIALLY FOR KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA. [Read the rest .] Here’s a brief discussion I recorded on Monday afternoon of the challenges of living with sporadic or infrequent, but severe, hazards — whether in tornado zones or earthquake zones : And if you live in hurricane territory, it’s worth noting that this week is designated as Hurricane Preparedness Week , with the Atlantic season beginning June 1. The hurrican...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/tornado-outb...

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