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December 23, 2012

Christmas Day tornado outbreak predicted from Texas to Florida

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — AccuWeather reports an outbreak of tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms threatens to ruin Christmas Day for families and communities across the Gulf Coast states.

The area at greatest risk for the violent severe weather on Christmas Day stretches from southeastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia.

That zone is home to College Station and Houston, Texas, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., Jackson and Gulfport, Miss., Montgomery and Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., and Albany, Ga.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are especially concerned for the potential for loss of life with this outbreak since it will actually commence during the predawn hours of Christmas across southeastern Texas.

Nightime tornado touch downs are always dangerous situations as people may sleep through vital warnings or have difficulty seeing a approaching twisters.

State College, Pa. -- 23 December 2012 -- AccuWeather reports an outbreak of tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms threatens to ruin Christmas Day for families and communities across the Gulf Coast states.

The area at greatest risk for the violent severe weather on Christmas Day stretches from southeastern Texas to the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia.

That zone is home to College Station and Houston, Texas, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., Jackson and Gulfport, Miss., Montgomery and Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Fla., and Albany, Ga.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are especially concerned for the potential for loss of life with this outbreak since it will actually commence during the predawn hours of Christmas across southeastern Texas.

Nightime tornado touch downs are always dangerous situations as people may sleep through vital warnings or have difficulty seeing a approaching twisters.

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