941  
NOUS43 KPAH 272222  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ087-110>112-  
114-280300-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
522 PM CDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
 
...THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION CONVECTIVE  
WATCHES ISSUED BY THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER...  
 
THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A P D S SEVERE THUNDERSTORM  
WATCH 280 FROM NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT FOR SOUTHERN  
ILLINOIS, WEST KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST INDIANA, AND PART OF SOUTHEAST  
MISSOURI.  
 
THERE ARE RARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN  
NORMAN OKLAHOMA WILL ISSUE TORNADO OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES  
EMPHASIZING THAT THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  
THESE UNIQUE P D S OR PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION CONVECTIVE  
WATCHES ARE ISSUED WHEN THERE IS A WIDESPREAD AND SIGNIFICANT  
THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.  
 
ALTHOUGH NORMAL USED FOR INTENSE TORNADO EVENTS, THE ENHANCED  
WORDING MAY ALSO BE FOUND IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES FOR  
EXCEPTIONALLY INTENSE AND WELL ORGANIZED CONVECTIVE WIND STORMS,  
SUCH AS DERECHOES.  
 
THE DECISION TO ISSUE A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION OR P D S  
CONVECTIVE WATCH IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STORM PREDICTION  
CENTER FORECASTER WHEN ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE QUITE HAZARDOUS.  
P D S WATCHES ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE ISSUED IN A MODERATE OR HIGH  
RISK AREA INDENTIFIED IN CONVECTIVE OUTLOOKS ISSUED BY THE STORM  
PREDICTION CENTER.  
 
IF YOU FIND YOUR HOME, SCHOOL, OR BUSINESS IS PLACED UNDER A P D  
S WATCH, MAKE SURE YOUR EMERGENCY ACTIONS PLANS ARE READY FOR  
IMMEDIATE USE. IF A TORNADO OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS  
ISSUED, TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT WASTE TIME LOOKING FOR  
THREATENING WEATHER, YOU MAY END UP LOSING YOUR LIFE.  
 

 
 
SMITH  
 
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