Example of Severe Weather Statement for Tornado Warning – Catastrophic Threat

ZCZC STLSVSLSX DEF TTAA00 KLSX 241835 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO 1235 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2012 ILC163-241900/T.CON.KLSX.TO.W.0007.000000T0000Z-120224T1900Z/ ST. CLAIR IL1235 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2012 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN ST. CLAIR COUNTY UNTIL 100 PM CST... ...TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR BELLEVILLE AND SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE... AT 1234 PM CST...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BELLEVILLE MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. HAZARD...DEADLY TORNADO. SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO. IMPACT...LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. ETENSIVE DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BUILDINGS...UPROOTED TREES AND DEBRIS WILL RESTRICT ACCESS INTO MANY AREAS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... BELLEVILLE...FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS...SWANSEA...FREEBURG...O'FALLON... SHILOH...SCOTT AFB...MASCOUTAH...LEBANON AND SUMMERFIELD. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TO REPEAT...A LARGE...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE...TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. && LAT...LON 3843 8971 3840 9014 3841 9015 3843 9015 3845 9017 3858 9019 3865 8975 TIME...MOT...LOC 1835Z 262DEG 18KT 3850 9002 TORNADO...OBSERVED TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC $$

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