#life threatening storms
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Forecasters say Saturday storms ‘life threatening’
It was only the second time in U.S. history that the Storm Prediction Center issued a high-risk warning more than 24 hours in advance, said Russ Schneider, director of the center, which is part of the National Weather Service. The first time was in April 2006, when nearly 100 tornadoes tore across the southeastern U.S., killing a dozen people and damaging more than 1,000 homes in Tennessee.
This weekend’s outbreak could be a “high-end, life threatening event,” the center said.
[…] The worst weather is expected to develop late Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma City and Salina, Kan., but other areas also could see severe storms with baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters said. The warning issued Friday covers parts of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
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"Here are the turnout numbers for Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri from 2008 and this week: 2008 Minnesota caucus – 62,828 / 2012 Minnesota caucus - 47,826 or a drop of about 23%; 2008 Colorado caucus – 70,229 / 2012 Colorado caucus - 65,479 or a drop of about 7%; 2008 Missouri primary – 588,844 / 2012 non-binding Missouri primary - 251,868 or a drop of over half (Note: Missouri had delegates at stake in 2008 but did not this year)."
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