Tornado Warnings – EAS #1,282 – 1,312 – 4/9/15



This video contains more alerts than just Tornado Warnings, most of this video does contain Tornado Warnings but there are Potentially Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Warnings, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Severe Weather Statements, Tornado Watches, Severe Thunderstorm Watches, and a Special Marine Warning.

These alerts have come from the National Weather Services in Lincoln, Illinois; Charleston, West Virginia; The Quad Cities, Iowa; Chicago, IL; Shreveport, Louisiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lincoln, IL; Paducah, Kentucky; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

There are:

19 Tornado Warnings
4 Potentially Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Warnings
1 Tornado Watch
1 Severe Thunderstorm Watch
3 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
2 Severe Weather Statements
1 Special Marine Warning

31 total alerts in this video

Not confirmed (NC) means that the NWS has detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado, a funnel cloud/rotation has been detected, and or one may already be developing and touching the ground but has not been confirmed.

Potentially Dangerous Situation (PDS) means that a life threatening situation will occur in the area issued. A PDS can be issued for any alert, even watches, but when added to a warning, you can expect a mass loss of life or severe amounts of destruction. These alerts tend to had very dramatic wording in them (“You will be killed” (yes that is used), “You are in a life threatening situation”, etc.).

My area (MA) simply states the obvious that I received this alert on my weather radios and recorded it.

0:04 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 2:40 PM (all times are in EDT)

0:28 – Tornado Watch #43 – 4:07 PM

1:52 – Severe Weather Statement (Severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado) – 4:48 PM

3:33 – Severe Weather Statement (Tornado Warning cancelled) – 4:59 PM

4:04 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 5:14 PM

6:24 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 5:46 PM

8:42 – Tornado Warning (PDS: extremely large and dangerous tornado, life threatening situation) – 6:49 PM

10:44 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 7:10 PM

12:21 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 7:32 PM

14:22 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 7:37 PM

15:29 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 7:38 PM

17:16 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 7:56 PM

20:26 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:06 PM

21:04 (Technically started before this but the speech doesn’t start till then) – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:07 PM

22:27 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:09 PM

24:37 – Severe Thunderstorm Warning – 8:17 PM

26:05 – Tornado Warning (PDS: Confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado, life threatening situation/emergency situation) – 8:19 PM

27:43 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:25 PM

28:37 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:28 PM

29:57 – Severe Thunderstorm Warning – 8:29 PM

31:47 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:33 PM

32:59 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:43 PM

34:00 – Tornado Warning (PDS: Confirmed dangerous and potentially deadly tornado, life threatening situation) – 8:44 PM

36:03 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 8:53 PM

37:38 – Severe Thunderstorm Watch #51 (MA) – 9:59 PM

40:30 – Special Marine Warning (MA, line of severe thunderstorms) – 10:07 PM

42:31 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 9:14 PM

43:48 – Severe Thunderstorm Warning (MA) – 11:08 PM

45:27 – Tornado Warning (NC) – 10:18 PM

47:00 – Severe Thunderstorm Warning (MA) – 11:28 PM