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Particularly Dangerous Situation: Tornado Outbreak
The Weather Channel ^ | 4-24-10 | Tim Ballisty

Posted on 04/24/2010 9:45:34 AM PDT by mlizzy

A very serious situation is unfolding today as all the necessary ingredients are coming together for a destructive tornado outbreak.

You can follow the latest news and developments throughout the day concerning this tornado outbreak on weather.com's News and Development's page.

Several tornadoes are likely across the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Some of these tornadoes will be long-tracking, large tornadoes.

It's just not MS and AL however, adjacent states including Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee will also be under the gun for powerful tornadoes, large hail and destructive winds.

Some cities in the target zone today include Lexington (KY), Bowling Green (KY), Nashville (TN), Memphis (TN), Jackson (TN), Birmingham (AL), Tuscaloosa (AL), Jackson (MS), Meridian (MS), Tupelo (MS), Pine Bluff (AR) and Little Rock (AR).

Interactive map: Tornado outbreak radar focus

Storm Watch: The severe weather set-up

The Weather Channel and weather.com will providing continuing coverage of this dangerous day of weather.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Georgia; US: Michigan; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: stormwatch; tornado; tornadooutbreak; weather
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1 posted on 04/24/2010 9:45:35 AM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

They’ve aready called off the race in Talladega today just to be safe.


2 posted on 04/24/2010 9:46:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mlizzy

prayers for all


3 posted on 04/24/2010 9:48:04 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: mlizzy
Thanks for the 'heads-up'.

I'm in Mobile with stormy conditions.

Weather Radar

4 posted on 04/24/2010 9:48:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: cripplecreek
They’ve aready called off the race in Talladega today just to be safe.

Really? I didn't know anything about this, but my son is a caddy, and he was checking the weather for our area, and I saw this alert.
5 posted on 04/24/2010 9:49:11 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: blam

Keep your eyes on the skies my friend and be safe.


6 posted on 04/24/2010 9:50:26 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: mlizzy

We are in the zone, Huntsville, AL. They have already canceled Panopy, the arts festival, in downtown for today. They canceled yesterday, daughter was suppose to dance with her studio this afternoon. I hope they miss us, my next house will have a safe room or shelter, for now we just pray.


7 posted on 04/24/2010 9:50:27 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: mlizzy

I was checking for a start time for the race and its a no go for today.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 9:51:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Qwackertoo
I hope they miss us, my next house will have a safe room or shelter, for now we just pray.

Nice to hear you have a safe room to go to, and hopefully you won't find it necessary to use. I'm praying for you too. We're in IL, and I really didn't know anything about this 'til just a few minutes ago. What's the weather like currently?
9 posted on 04/24/2010 9:54:46 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

Another season under way for tornadoes. Be safe out there folks, we are all thinking of you. I am also thinking of family in KY. Will check back on this thread to follow the path of these storms!


10 posted on 04/24/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mlizzy

Just looking at Accuweather and looks like we are in store for some rocky weather here in Louisville. We have a good warning system, and have a basement. Right now it is just overcast.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 9:58:23 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Tennessee tornado ping ...


12 posted on 04/24/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1156 AM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

1155 AM TORNADO EAGLE BEND 32.52N 91.01W
04/24/2010 MADISON MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

30 HOUSES FLATTENED REPORTED BY 911


13 posted on 04/24/2010 10:02:45 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mlizzy

We’re in the heavy thunderstorm area. Tornadoes south of us. Lord knows, we need the rain and a good two hour downpour to get rid of the pollen. Everyone use sense and stay away from windows when the wind is really high.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: mlizzy

Confirmed large wedge tornado on ground in Mississippi heading towards Yazoo city with one of the best radar signatures I’ve ever seen.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mlizzy

My grandson in Middle Tennessee has his Senior Prom tonight!

I pray that God will allow a window of good weather for him and his classmates.


16 posted on 04/24/2010 10:05:48 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: mlizzy

Central Alabama here.

Big storms last night around 4:00 AM, but not to bad since.

Cloudy and light sprinkles right now; rumbling thunder constant but no lightining visible. Winds are minimal.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 10:06:17 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: mlizzy

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1203 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

MSC163-241730-
/O.CON.KJAN.TO.W.0021.000000T0000Z-100424T1730Z/
YAZOO MS-
1203 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL
YAZOO COUNTY...

...THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR THE WARNED AREA...

AT 1203 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WEDGE
TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 6 MILES NORTH OF SATARTIA MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
YAZOO CITY AND LITTLE YAZOO BY 1210 PM CDT...
MYRLEVILLE BY 1215 PM CDT...
BENTON AND EDEN BY 1220 PM CDT...
MIDWAY BY 1225 PM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT A TORNADO IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. YOU
SHOULD ACTIVATE YOUR TORNADO ACTION PLAN AND TAKE PROTECTIVE ACTION
NOW. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED WITH THIS SIGNIFICANT TORNADO!

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SERIOUS LIFE THREATENING
SITUATION. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG TO VIOLENT
TORNADOES. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO...TAKE COVER
IMMEDIATELY!


18 posted on 04/24/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: cripplecreek
The tornado sirens were going off full blast here in Meridian, Miss about an hour or so ago. There is damage reported in one part of town but not confirmed as tornado related. Weather is basically calm now a burst of rain now and then. NWS is warning of more to come later this afternoon!

YIKES to me!

19 posted on 04/24/2010 10:10:12 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mlizzy

We don’t have a safe room in this house, planning one when we build but with the economy we’ve postponed. Right now, just rain, clouds, and some thunder but it is getting closer. Thanks for the good thoughts. Here they take over all the networks and broadcast non-stop from when it hits the MS-AL state line until it reaches the AL-GA state line. I expect this will be happening soon.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 10:10:15 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: mlizzy

Looks like that storm formation is going to be barreling into Jacksonville tomorrow.


21 posted on 04/24/2010 10:10:24 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: mlizzy
Severe Weather Watches and Warnings
22 posted on 04/24/2010 10:12:11 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: cripplecreek
They’ve aready called off the race in Talladega today just to be safe.

Wow. This IS serious.

23 posted on 04/24/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: Strategerist
Yikes that is evil looking cell headed toward Yazoo City. Just heard about 30 homes have been damaged. Prayers Up!
24 posted on 04/24/2010 10:14:49 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Where are you located?


25 posted on 04/24/2010 10:16:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mlizzy

BTW, why is a Mississippi tornado like a Arkansas divorse?

Either case, you are going to lose the double-wide!


26 posted on 04/24/2010 10:16:40 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: mlizzy
I was wondering when someone would institute a thread about this...Alcorn County, Mississippi, has had four tornado warnings this morning already. I spent several minutes in the storm cellar already this morning. Right now we are dealing with torrential rains and flooding. Lots of warnings for the area but no touchdowns as of this minute.
27 posted on 04/24/2010 10:27:46 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: MindBender26
Whoa!

I was stunned ab out 5 min. ago to hear Dr. Forbes at the WC express fear that Yazoo City had just been struck...he was just looking at the radar indicators...no on the ground info. He was very serious

28 posted on 04/24/2010 10:29:04 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Molly Pitcher

Agreed, I was watching it. The purple on the radar wasn’t hail, it was building debris. Yazoo City, population 14,500


29 posted on 04/24/2010 10:30:52 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Molly Pitcher

He saw a debris ball on the radar.

Reports coming in on the ground-Church destroyed 1 mile S of Yazoo city, buildings leveled on Highway 16.


30 posted on 04/24/2010 10:31:09 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: vetvetdoug
I was wondering when someone would institute a thread about this...Alcorn County, Mississippi, has had four tornado warnings this morning already. I spent several minutes in the storm cellar already this morning. Right now we are dealing with torrential rains and flooding. Lots of warnings for the area but no touchdowns as of this minute.

The mods took this off Breaking News. Make sense to you?
31 posted on 04/24/2010 10:34:50 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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Bump


32 posted on 04/24/2010 10:36:45 AM PDT by bria
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To: mlizzy
The mods took this off Breaking News. Make sense to you?

This has been routine practice for anything tornado-related, no matter how bad, for years.

33 posted on 04/24/2010 10:36:50 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mlizzy

I don’t understand why it was removed from “Breaking” since it such an important issue.

Tornado Warning issued for Wilcox Co, AL

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mob&wwa=tornado%20warning


34 posted on 04/24/2010 10:37:55 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: benjibrowder

35 posted on 04/24/2010 10:39:37 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: rdl6989

Well, a lot of people were abusing breaking by putting every tornado watch box or warning in breaking news.

It’s difficult to convey the difference between a potentially historic outbreak like today and a sort of routine Spring day with some possible tornadoes.

But if you note the tornadoes are Muslim, Gay, or Mexican, you might have a chance to keep a thread like this in “breaking.”


36 posted on 04/24/2010 10:40:48 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: rdl6989

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1237 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

MSC007-051-163-241815-
/O.CON.KJAN.TO.W.0022.000000T0000Z-100424T1815Z/
HOLMES MS-ATTALA MS-YAZOO MS-
1237 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 115 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN YAZOO...WESTERN ATTALA AND SOUTHEASTERN HOLMES
COUNTIES...

...THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR THE WARNED AREA...

AT 1236 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WEDGE
TORNADO. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED IN YAZOO CITY WITH MULTIPLE
INJURIES! THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR EBENEZER MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 55 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
FRANKLIN...GOODMAN AND LEXINGTON BY 1245 PM CDT...
MCMILLAN BY 1250 PM CDT...
DURANT...BOWLING GREEN AND SALLIS BY 1255 PM CDT...
POSSUMNECK AND WEST BY 100 PM CDT...


37 posted on 04/24/2010 10:42:11 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
The mods took this off Breaking News. Make sense to you? -- This has been routine practice for anything tornado-related, no matter how bad, for years.

Do you know what keyword I could use to help others see this post? I'm deaf and because of it, I haven't heard the warnings in our state.
38 posted on 04/24/2010 10:42:34 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: Strategerist

May God watch over and take care of you all!


39 posted on 04/24/2010 10:46:01 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: mlizzy

tornadooutbreak is what I’d use.


40 posted on 04/24/2010 10:47:26 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: mlizzy

Prayers being said and good wishes being sent from Texas to all those in harms’ way today. Be safe and God Bless you all.


41 posted on 04/24/2010 10:48:33 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Strategerist

My mom just called from Mississippi and said reports were coming in that Yazoo City has been destroyed. I have a best friend that lives there and can’t get in touch with her. If anyone gets any reports please ping me.

Prayers Up!


42 posted on 04/24/2010 10:50:40 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: mlizzy

All Orlando > Atlanta flights cancelled until forther notice!

If ATL is stopped, air transport in the South is stopped.


43 posted on 04/24/2010 10:50:42 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: All

Not to be disrespectful to the powers that be, but I also wish this would be kept in Breaking News. I realize it’s a bit much to include a normal spring storm day in Breaking, but today could concevibly come close to April 3, 1974.


44 posted on 04/24/2010 10:52:22 AM PDT by Marathoner ("Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force" -George Washington)
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To: MindBender26; All

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

http://www.msema.org/


45 posted on 04/24/2010 10:52:31 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Marathoner

Agreed


46 posted on 04/24/2010 10:52:53 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: mlizzy

Live ATL ATC approach radar:

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KATL


47 posted on 04/24/2010 10:53:54 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: penelopesire
My mom just called from Mississippi and said reports were coming in that Yazoo City has been destroyed. I have a best friend that lives there and can’t get in touch with her. If anyone gets any reports please ping me. Prayers Up!

Prayers going to your friend's guardian angel.
48 posted on 04/24/2010 10:56:28 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: mlizzy

Good heavens! Prayers for the safety of all those in harm’s way.


49 posted on 04/24/2010 10:57:44 AM PDT by shezza (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: shezza

Bush’s fault?


50 posted on 04/24/2010 10:58:47 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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