Severe storms possible on Thursday (Feb. 20)

February 20, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The National Weather Service has forecast potentially strong thunderstorms on Thursday (Feb. 20) for central Indiana, including Tippecanoe County.

The forecast calls for rains producing a potential of between a half and three-quarters of an inch of precipitation. Conditions could be right to produce tornado activity, as temperatures rise to the high 50s.

When a tornado warning is issued, outdoor sirens placed throughout campus might sound, and text messages also may be sent to alert the campus community. When this happens, seek shelter and tune to local radio and TV stations to determine the nature of the emergency. When taking shelter, go to the basement or lowest level of a building. Position yourself in an interior corridor of the area away from glass. Be prepared to kneel facing a wall and cover your head.

For more information on preparing for severe weather, go to the Purdue Weather Preparedness page.

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