Another Big Severe Weather Outbreak Sunday (4/19)

Bill's Blog

We had another significant severe weather outbreak across the Southern U.S. yesterday and last night. The Storm Prediction Center had a Moderate Outlook (in red on the map above) from E. Texas to Georgia. They said:

 "An outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is expected today
   from parts of the lower Mississippi Valley across much of the the
   Southeast. In addition to tornadoes, many of the storms will have
   very large hail and wind damage."

Severe Weather Reports from Sunday 4/12

Last (Easter) Sunday/Sunday night, 135 tornadoes were reported from Texas to South Carolina. There were at least 19 fatalities and nearly 100 injured by the twisters. On the map above you can see tornado reports (red dots) and wind damage reports (blue dots). Supercell thunderstorms spawned multiple tornadoes as they tracked east-northeast with tornadoes and severe storms continuing right through Sunday night. If I remember right, this was the biggest severe weather/tornado day since 2011. Here’s Southern U.S. radar:

Southern Mississippi Valley sector loop
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Links: Current severe weather watches, meso discussions, severe storm reports (click on the top map), and the national lighting map.

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Severe Reports for Sunday/Sunday night 4 19 20

Here’s severe reports from Sunday/Sunday night – one injury at Dadeville MS. Many reports of wind damage. Mississippi appeared hardest hit with nearly 56,000 customers without power at 4 am Monday.

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