Following an unusually active January and February (see above), tornado reports across the United States have declined dramatically (and unexpectedly) during the month of March.
While a welcomed break, that quiet pattern may be about to change, as a powerful storm system moves across the deep south tonight.
NOAA's SPC (Storms Prediction Center) has issued a moderate (4 of 5) risk of severe weather today across parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, with lesser risks forecast into Tennessee and the boot heel of Missouri.
It is important for your plan to include emergency meeting places, out-of-state contacts, and individual wallet information cards - before you need it (see #NatlPrep : Create A Family Communications Plan).
Together with adequate emergency supplies, a solid first aid kit, and an emergency battery operated NWS Weather Radio, these steps will go a long ways to protecting you, and your family, from a wide variety of potential disasters.