This won't be a long diary because I'll be in and out of classes all day, but the Storm Prediction Center has just issued a tornado watch with the enhance wording "PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION due to the possibility for violent, long-track tornadoes, damaging wind gusts in excess of 80 MPH, and hail larger than golf balls.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
This is an event that's going to happen fast and early. The storms are already on the edge of the watch area and they're moving in now. If you live in the area or know anybody who does, please make phone calls, texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever other posts you can to spread the word like wildfire that a dangerous severe weather situation is about to play out in and around Indiana.
Indiana will likely sustain the brunt of the damage from today's severe weather, but a moderate risk for severe weather exists over the area shaded in red. Significant tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH are possible anywhere in and around the areas shaded in red.
Please pay very close attention to the Storm Prediction Center for updates throughout the day.
Green denotes a risk for non-severe, general thunderstorms.
Yellow denotes a slight risk for severe weather.
Red denotes a moderate risk for severe weather.