Skip to comments.Tornado on ground- Tupelo MS
Posted on 04/28/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT by rdl6989
AT 243 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BISSELL...OR NEAR TUPELO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
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Debris on radar blowing up to 35,000ft
Reports say it went through Tupelo Mall. I was watching WTVA online when the signal went dark.
Isn’t that unusually fast?
I would think so.
Major damage to the north side of Tupelo.
Interesting graphic, but I can do witout the global warming editorializing and the website that refuses to let you leave after you’ve clicked on it...
Don’t think that’s a debris ball. Looks like a hail core.
Local tv guy just said the tornado is a few mies north of Smithville which was destroyed a few years ago. It is headed toward Cherokee, AL.
I’m watching all these storm lines with a combination of fascination and dread. We’ll begin getting ours overnight through Wednesday. Hoping the good old Blue Ridge Mountains shelter us to an extent as they often do.
Weather spotters have no real accuracy to the forward movement of a storm. Only a RADAR can provide that.
Regardless, I hope everyone finds safe shelter in the area.
Moving across N Alabama at a pretty fair clip.
This is a different tornado from the Tupelo one.
This one has multiple vortices according to spotters.
Link for streaming coverage locally.
Just saw a tornado touch down in Russellxlville, AL. Kid staying with us has relatived there. Very worried.
No..the deadliest tornado on record, the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925, had an average forward speed of 59 mph, and moved along at more than 70 mph during portions of its 235-mile track.
My oldest kid just missed 2 warned tornadoes to the north and south. She’s staying with my inlaws in central MS. They, oddly enough for the area, have a basement. She was staying with them during the 2010 tornado that passed about 6m north of them.
I told my MIL she’s not allowed to stay during tornado season anymore.
Sound advice...stay safe.
I lived through those and the 1974 outbreak. Almost hit my home and scary as hell.
Kid staying with us just said his grandparents saw the tornado go overhead before touchdown.