Great Job by SPC/NWSApril 29th, 2014 at 2:19 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Click on the image to enlarge. This is a map of the storm reports from Monday 4/28 thru about 2 am Tuesday plotted with the Storm Prediction Center’s early Monday morning convective outlook. The yellow is the slight risk and the orange is the moderate outlook. You can see that SPC did a very good job of using the moderate risk area to show where the tornadoes were going to occur. Note the large SW to NE severe weather area across Mississippi, N. Alabama up into Tennessee with a secondary mostly hail max closer to the surface low in the St. Louis area into western Illinois. The outlooks from SPC began 6 days prior to the event and most all of the tornado warnings were issued with enough advance warning to take proper action. That certainly has helped lower the number of fatalities and injuries.