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.
Mountains (and other geographic features) do not offer shelter or protection from tornadoes. At the link is a tornado photographed at Sequoia National Park in 2004, at an elevation of 12,000 feet:
Gonna be a rocky evening. Not over, yet.
Tornado touchdown, Athens, Al.
Debris from the Louisville tornado reportedly falling on the MSU practice field in Starkville.
God bless Louisville:
Pic contains radar signature of TWO debris balls in/around Louisville.
Holy cow. SMH.
Hitting N Alabama in waves. May have to go to parent’s basement after while.
Another confirmed tornado on the ground NW of Jackson, MS. Storm system is moving northeast.
Am I reading reports correctly that TWO separate tornadoes hit in Louisville?
Just ralked to SIL in Tuscaloosa and she has her eye on the cells west of her. She barely got out with her life in 2010.
Live coverage of Tornado near Huntsville AL.
WAPT-Jackson reports debris ball going to 7000’. Yikes.
Yes. Two hit Louisville within less than an hour from what I understand.
Supposedly one of the Louisville tornados
They have THE best coverage. thnx!
One of the tornados apparently hit the hospital in Louisville. There are also reports of ‘mass casualties’. They are asking for any registered nurses and MD’s to assist.
Dear Lord. :(
Oktibbeha County Hospital (Starkville) has activated their disaster protocols to deal with the incoming injured and those from the hospital in Louisville.
Tornado on the ground near the Nissan plant in Madison county. Possible tornado on the ground headed for Jackson. And other one in Claiborne county.
Dear God, the Hinds county one looks like it’s headed for Candlestick Park.
WLBT met just exited the stage to call his wife and tell her to get to a safe room.
Saying prayers for all affected by this terrible outbreak of tornados..
NWS confirmed large violent tornado on the ground in Richland MS (just south of Jackson). Heavily populated area there. Lots of neighborhoods and suburbs.
WLBT radar took direct hit from lightening so that’s gone for now.
NWS has lost commercial power. They’re on gennie now.
Brandon county EOC is taking shelter in a jail cell.
Jackson? Didn’t ‘Red’ return to that area recently?
Prayers for all. Athens, AL (per Civil Defense message) is on lockdown. Roads may not me accessed except for essential personelle.
These chasers got too close, in very serious danger right now!!!!
IIRC he’s in Meridian.
Sorry for any typos. Posting on BB w/o specs.