'Life threatening' storms predicted today for Midwest

Rick Moran
If you live in the Midwest, you get used to watches and warnings for T-storms and tornadoes. But those warnings usually come a couple of hours before the storms hit. Yesterday, the National Weather Center took  the almost unprecedented step of issuing warnings 24 hours in advance. Fox News: Forecasters say to expect "life-threatening" storms throughout the Midwest starting Saturday afternoon, in a path ranging from Minnesota to Texas. Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are projected to receive the brunt of the damage, which could include thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail. Here are some details on why these early warnings -- which came on Friday -- are so unusual. WHY THIS IS UNIQUE: This marks the second time in U.S. history that the Storm Prediction Center has issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance. WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME: The first high-risk warning more than a day early came in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S. In...(Read Full Post)

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