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Prepare Now Message (20230119)

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

If you are in an area prone to frequent power outages, this is your Prepare Now message (key words SEVERE, TORNADO, WINTER): https://www.cc-ema.org/prepare


Updates chronologically as they become known.


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Update (1 pm, 19 Jan 2023): Updated wind risks. Expect WATCH(es) and WARNING(s) to be issued later today. Expect front arrival in our area 3-5 pm with a fast moving line of storms.


Key Updates:

  • Clinton County has now been elevated even higher to an ENHANCED risk of severe weather.

    • Was listed as MARGINAL yesterday and early this morning.

    • Elevated from MARGINAL to SLIGHT this morning.

    • Changed to ENHANCED at Noon.

  • Primary tornado threat along the I-70 corridor.

  • Wind gusts this evening up to 45 mph.

  • Some wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph briefly in some areas.






















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Update (9 am, 19 Jan 2023): Clinton County showing elevation from MARGINAL to SLIGHT risk for severe weather (see images below, or see the current status on slide seven at the following link: https://www.weather.gov/iln/ilnbrf).













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Update (6:22 am, 19 Jan 2023): Severe & Wind Threat from NWS:



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Update (3:02 pm, 18 Jan 2023): Wind Advisory in effect from Noon to 7 pm EST Thursday (19 Jan 2023).

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Portions of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and
  South Central and Southwest Ohio.

* WHEN...From noon to 7 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

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NWS ILN has released a heads up for the potential of severe weather in our region for this Thursday, 19 January 2023, between 2 pm and 6 pm. The weather will likely be more harsh the farther north / northeast you travel (see image below).


Hazards & Impacts:

  • Damaging straight-line winds is the main concern. Tree damage and isolated power outages are possible.

  • Hail approaching severe limits is possible: Very minor damage to vehicles.

  • Isolated tornado cannot be ruled out: Tree damage and minor structural damage and power outages are possible with any tornadoes.


Local data indicates impact in our area as follows:

  • Precipitation starting Wednesday evening (18 Jan 2023) and continuing to Thursday morning with a break then a chance increasing again Thursday afternoon.

  • Spotty wind gusts overnight, with most consistent gusts starting midday Thursday (through Friday early morning.

  • Potential for snow on Sunday early morning.


The graph below shows the snow forecasted for Sunday morning (based on data available as of 3 pm on Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023):



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