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Harrisburg tornado described as EF-4; more severe weather possible FridayPosted Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 3:57 PM
Storm surveyers from the National Weather Service have initially pegged last night's tornado that hit Harrisburg, Illinois, as an EF-4, the second highest classification. Here is what their bulletin states:
Meanwhile, another violent outbreak of thunderstorms is possible later this week. The Forecast Discussion from the Paducah NWS office warns:
SEVERE WEATHER IS POSSIBLE AGAIN LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY ON FRIDAY. THE LATEST MODEL DATA SHOWS PARAMETERS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE SAW ACROSS THE REGION EARLY THIS MORNING. THE FORECAST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE...AS NEWER DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE. SO AT THE VERY LEAST...STAY TUNED TO THE FORECAST OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS FOR DETAILS.
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