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High Tornado Risk: Stats, Updates, Behind the Scenes

March 2, 2012; 8:25 AM ET

UPDATE: Severe weather reports today as of 9:30 PM: 610. 369 wind, 155 hail, 86 tornadoes. It's likely that today will beat the single day March record for tornadoes, even after removing duplicates. Warnings issued today: 264 Tornado, 326 Severe Thunderstorm, for a total of 590.

UPDATE: Here is a map showing these stats (as of 6:30 PM): 196 Tornado Warnings, 240 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings today.

UPDATE: Here's Henry doing a video and some more behind-the-scenes stuff:

The NWS has issued a HIGH RISK for tornadoes in many of the same areas that got hit by this week's storms. It's a somber morning here at AccuWeather HQ, and it's going to be a long day. Stay tuned here for behind-the-scenes tidbits, updated storm stats, and photos and videos.

The map above shows the tornado risk today with the confirmed tornado locations as of yesterday. Below is a shot of our forecast map, which was front and center in this morning's news meeting, at which the mood was somber.

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