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                   Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 2:10AM

Tornado threat continues, chase possible

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Wednesday's event in Oklahoma and Missouri came up short in the terms of the number of tornado reports. However, this same system has another chance to produce over the Midwest, particularly in Indiana and eastern Illinois. The proximity of this setup along with the forecast tornado chances will probably tip the scales in favor of a chase for me. Due to the highly dynamic nature of this system, I will have to wait until morning pick a target after I've had a chance to look at data at daybreak - particularly the visible satellite image. Areas of clearing will probably be the key to the target. The two primary broad target options are Jasper, Indiana (I-64 west out of Charleston) or Indianapolis (Route 35 west out of Charleston), to be narrowed down futher in the morning. I am leaning toward Indy at the moment.

Here is today's (Thursday's) outlook from the SPC:

And the corresponding tornado risk level:

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