Tornado Outbreak Day 2 – Death Toll now over 30 (2-days)April 28th, 2014 at 7:28 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
From: “Ben Holcomb
@wx8ben Just saw the biggest tornado I’ve ever seen in my life right now SW of Columbus, MS”. Here’s the Louisville MS tornado. Spotter reports “all homes gone on Price Lane and Howell Hill Road” 2 mi west of Crystal Springs, TN. Emergency rescue operations now in Flintville, TN. State Senator’s home wrecked in MS. Damage at S. Lincoln Elem. School in Tenn. (I don’t think the bus is supposed to be there). 12:35 am: “Very large tornado right over Bessemer, Alabama – 0.75-1.0 miles wide”. UAB West Hospital in Bessemer, AL reportedly hit by tornado.
The pics. are from WTVA – this is the north side of Tupelo, MS. The death toll from today’s tornadoes is at four (probably six) and we have 16 fatalities from the Sunday tornadoes – 15 in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma. There was also a storm fatality in Iowa. Here’s radar from Jackson MS, Atlanta, Huntsville, Columbus MS, Birmingham, Nashville, Chicago. Here’s current SPC Watches, Convective Outlooks and today’s Storm Reports. New Tornado Watch includes Atlanta. Door flies 30 miles in Mississippi tornado. Destruction in the North Tupelo Tornado. Damage at Vanellis Restaurant nr. Tupelo. Extensive damage from the tornado that has moved thru the Jackson MS area. Pic. of the Limestone Tornado. Louisville MS damage. Pics., video, coverage from Jackson MS on WAPT, WJVT, WLBT. Jackson radar misses tornado by around 1/4 mile! Pics. of damage in Richland, MS. Damage in Tupelo – could be a motel? Yazoo City MS tornado…another giant wedge. SPC and the National Weather Service has once again done an awesome job of getting the outlooks, watches and warnings in place before the storms.