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NWS Sizes Up Nighttime Tornadoes

11/6/2013

Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the deadly tornado that hit Vanderburgh and Warrick counties on November 6, 2005.

The twister hit at 2 a.m and killed 25 people and wreaked havoc across a 41-mile area. The National Weather Service is commemorating the anniversary by warning folks about the dangers of nighttime and cool season tornadoes.

Indianapolis-based National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Skowronek says we're approaching the end of tornado season in Indiana. However, he adds they're still a possibility. Skowronek says nighttime tornadoes are the same as daytime twisters. He says they're potentially more dangerous because people may not see them approaching. He says the best thing people can do is invest in weather radios that will help them remain informed about impending conditions.

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