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April 26, 2010 / Dave Gorham

Tornado Outbreak across South Kills 12 this past Weekend

Severe weather hit the Deep South this past weekend as a strong low pressure system and associated cold front moved through. According to the Storm Prediction Center, there were numerous reports of tornadoes: from Thursday through Sunday, there were 132 tornado reports across the Plains and Southeastern U.S.

The greatest number of tornadoes, 69, was reported on Saturday as the Deep South experienced a tornado outbreak. Unfortunately, 10 people in Mississippi and 2 in Alabama lost their lives as a line of severe storms rolled through their area. Governor Barbour of Mississippi declared a state of emergency in areas affected by the twister.

Storm reports for Saturday, April 24th. Image: Storm Prediction Center

So far, this year has been relatively quiet in terms of severe weather. However, towards the end of the week strong to severe thunderstorms will develop from the High Plains eastwards into the Mississippi River Valley. The greatest threat looks to be Thursday into Friday, as a strong low pressure system collides with a warm, unstable airmass across the Plains. The main threats look to be damaging winds, heavy rainfall, hail and isolated tornadoes. Localized flooding could become a concern, especially for portions of Arkansas and Missouri into the Tennessee Valley on Friday with some of the stronger and slow moving storms.

Severe weather threat this Thursday into Friday. Image: ImpactWeather


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