Tornadoes rip Alabama, Misssissippi; 17 dead in 2-day outbreak

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:51 PM GMT on April 16, 2011

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Dozens of tornadoes and dangerous severe thunderstorms tore through the Southeast U.S. on Friday, bringing a second day of severe weather havoc to the nation. The death toll from the two-day severe blitz now stands at seventeen, with up to 100 people injured and tens of millions of dollars in property damage. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center logged 98 tornado reports yesterday, bringing the two-day total for the outbreak to 120 tornadoes. These preliminary reports are usually a 15% over-count of the actual number of tornadoes, which still means over 100 tornadoes have probably touched down during the past two days. The deadliest tornado of the outbreak hit near Prattville, Alabama at 10:55pm CDT last night, killing three people in a mobile home, and injuring four others. One of the most damaging tornadoes occurred just west of Jackson, Mississippi, when a tornado touched down just south of I-20, crossed the expressway, flipping cars and semis, then plowed through the town of Clinton. At least nine people were injured in Clinton, and extensive damage characteristic of an EF-2 tornado is apparent in damage photos.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity image of the Clinton, Mississippi tornado at 10:57am CDT as the twister crossed I-20 and hit the town. Note the classic hook-shaped echo of the parent mesocyclone in the rotating severe thunderstorms that spawned the tornado.


Figure 2. Doppler radar velocity image of the Clinton, Mississippi tornado at 10:57am CDT.

On Thursday, tornadoes and deadly severe thunderstorms tore through Oklahoma and Arkansas, killing at least nine people. A EF-3 tornado hit the small town of Tushka, Oklahoma, population 350, ripping off the roof of the local high school and destroying dozens of buildings in Tushka. Two people were killed and 25 injured. The tornado moved over farmland and dissipated a short time later, but the squall line that spawned the tornado moved into Arkansas overnight, spawning severe thunderstorm winds that killed seven more people.

Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina under the gun today
The action shifts eastwards to southern Virgina and eastern North Carolina and South Carolina today, which NOAA's Storm Prediction Center have placed under its "moderate risk" region for severe weather. This is the same level of risk as we've seen for the past two days for this storm system, and it is very unusual for this portion of the U.S. to experience such a high severe weather risk. Tornado watches have already been posted for portions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. You can follow today's severe weather using our severe weather page and interactive tornado map. This map now shows links to Youtube storm chaser videos of tornadoes, plus any wunderphotos taken of the storm.


Figure 3. Satellite image from 23:32 UTC (7:32pm CDT) April 15, 2011, showing the strong low pressure system over the middle of the country that brought yesterday's severe weather outbreak. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 4. Water vapor satellite image from 23:15 UTC (7:15pm CDT) April 15, 2011, showing a dry, eye-like feature in the strong low pressure system over the middle of the country. This eye-like feature persisted for many hours, but was not visible on infrared or visible satellite images. According to an analysis done by Scott Bachmeier at the University of Wisconsin, the stratosphere, which has very dry air, sunk down to the 600 mb height at the center of the storm, and it is possible that dry air from the stratosphere is responsible for this eye-like feature. This is a different mechanism than how hurricanes develop eyes, and yesterday's storm had only a shallow area of low clouds with light rain near the center--nothing like an eyewall of a hurricane. Image credit: NOAA.


Figure 5. Storm chaser video from Reed Timmer of the Clinton, Mississippi tornado on April 15, 2011. Numerous transformers blow as the tornado wipes out power lines, creating bright blue-green flashes.


Figure 6. Storm chaser video from tornadovideos.net of a huge tornado in Oklahoma during Thursday's outbreak there.

Jeff Masters

Monster Supercell (Californiaboy)
Plowing over the countryside on its way to Madill.
Monster Supercell
Stacked Up (Californiaboy)
Tractor rig picked up and placed on top of the others. Taken 2 miles north of Madill.
Stacked Up
Madill Tornado (Californiaboy)
Taken shortly after 6 p.m. on Hwy 70 looking east. The tornado hit 2 miles north of town.
Madill Tornado

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390. flsky
I'm quoting again, but it doesn't seem to show (seems to be my ongoing probs w/this site, but to respond to twisterman, many have recently mentioned that "things" seem to be about a month ahead of usual occurrences. Personally, I find this pretty disturbing.
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Sanford Lowe's employee describes tornado
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Storms have passed, page middle school has been destroyed, busses flipped over. Trees down on the interstate. Watched a funnel cloud float over my college. But lucky no fatalities so far.
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387. beell
click graphic for latest DAY 1 Outlook.
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386. flsky
This quote doesn't seem to display all that Keeper posted - but today has been incredibly tragic.
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This tornado season is turning out to be a very active one. We aren't even in May yet, which is when the most tornadoes occur. Hopefully it starts to calm down and hope and pray that everyone who got hit these past few days are okay.
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Quoting PcolaDan:


That was at the Lowes. Doesn't appear so.
thank god
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383. JRRP
parece que hay un Errol en el oceano indico
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
we don't forecast this stuff for nothing respect for those that lost there lives today at one time i saw a report of 70 missing hope thats not true


That was at the Lowes. Doesn't appear so.
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381. beell
Thanks, aqua.
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can spring weather be done now, please?
It's April 16th.
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Raleigh damage near downtown
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Quoting Tazmanian:
any damg reports from snow hill or willson


all so you think we have seen a EF5 tooday?


I believe downtown Wilson sustained major damage.

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Quoting Tazmanian:
any damg reports from snow hill or willson


all so you think we have seen a EF5 tooday?
i believe we saw one ef4 today but iam not in the position to declare that here is all the tornado reports today 90 of them

SPC TORNADO AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM REPORTS

UNOFFICIAL - FOR OFFICIAL REPORTS, SEE PUBLICATION 'STORM DATA'

FOR 06CST SAT APR 16 2011 THRU 19CST SAT APR 16 2011



EVENT LOCATION REMARKS (CST)TIME



.....TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS.....



1 *TORN 3 SW UNION RIDGE NC (25 S DAN) 16/1208

TREES DOWN... ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF HOUSES... RAH/LSR 3620 7942

CHIMNEYS GONE

3 *TORN 3 SW UNION RIDGE NC (25 S DAN) 16/1210

27 BUILDINGS...3 HOMES...AND A BARN DESTROYED RAH/LSR 3620 7942

ON UNION RIDGE RD AND

2 *TORN UNION RIDGE NC (24 S DAN) 16/1210

2 HOMES DESTROYED ON HICKORY NUT ROAD... TIME RAH/LSR 3622 7938

ESTIMATED BY RADAR

4 *TORN 2 WSW STUARTS DRAFT VA (19 SSW SHD) 16/1225

TORNADO CONFIRMED EF-1. MAX WINDS 95 MPH. MAX LWX/LSR 3801 7907

PATH WIDTH 300 YRDS. P

5 *TORN 3 NNW ROXBORO NC (19 ESE DAN) 16/1240

AT COUNTRY CLUB ROAD... STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RAH/LSR 3645 7899

CARPORT... TREES DOWN

6 *TORN BETHEL HILL NC (25 E DAN) 16/1250

DAMAGE FROM BETHEL HILL TO CONCORD. SIX HOMES RAH/LSR 3650 7888

DEMOLISHED.

7 *TORN 3 SE SANFORD NC (19 NE SOP) 16/1303

CARS OVERTURNED AND TREES DOWN RAH/LSR 3545 7914

8 *TORN 1 NE TRAMWAY NC (16 NNE SOP) 16/1305

DESTROYED... TREES SNA

9 *TORN 3 SSE SANFORD NC (18 NE SOP) 16/1309

HOUSES DAMAGED AND TREES DOWN IN THE ST ANDREWSRAH/LSR 3543 7916

SUBDIVISION.

10 *TORN BROADWAY NC (24 NE SOP) 16/1310

MULTIPLE STRUCTURES DAMAGED AND POSSIBLE HOUSESRAH/LSR 3546 7905

COLLAPSED.

12 *TORN SANFORD NC (19 NNE SOP) 16/1320

LOWES HARDWARE DESTROYED RAH/LSR 3548 7918

11 *TORN 6 SE MONCURE NC (23 SSW RDU) 16/1320

TORNADO REPORTED RAH/LSR 3557 7900

14 *TORN BROADWAY NC (24 NE SOP) 16/1325

*** 2 FATAL, 1 INJ *** OVER 30 HOMES DESTROYED RAH/LSR 3546 7905

ALONG WITH A LOWES HAR

13 *TORN LITTLE ROCK SC (26 NE FLO) 16/1325

AT LEAST FIVE TREES ON HOMES. THREE PEOPLE WEREILM/LSR 3448 7940

ADMITTED TO THE HOSPIT

15 *TORN 5 NNW ROCKFISH NC (12 WNW FAY) 16/1330

TORNADO UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES AND DESTROYED ARAH/LSR 3505 7909

GARAGE NEAR HIGHWAY 40

16 *TORN ROWLAND NC (34 NE FLO) 16/1333

TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN... TOOK ROOF OFF OF HOUSE.ILM/LSR 3454 7929

LAW ENFORCEMENT RELAYE

17 *TORN 2 E HOLLY SPRINGS NC (13 S RDU) 16/1335

25 TREES DOWN. 18-20 INCHES IN DIAMETER. OTHER RAH/LSR 3566 7880

TREES BROKEN IN HALF.

18 *TORN 3 ENE HOLLY SPRINGS NC (12 S RDU) 16/1336

2-3 FOOT DIAMETER TREES DOWN RAH/LSR 3568 7879

19 *TORN HOLLY SPRINGS NC (13 SSW RDU) 16/1344

TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN HOLLY SPRING. RAH/LSR 3566 7884

20 *TORN 4 SSW RALEIGH NC (9 SE RDU) 16/1345

LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND. RAH/LSR 3576 7867

22 *TORN 2 NNE LAKE WHEELER NC (10 SSE RDU) 16/1347

RARM AND LOTS OF TREES

21 *TORN 2 NE SMITHFIELD NC (19 WNW GSB) 16/1347

SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS KNOCKED OVER RAH/LSR 3553 7832

24 *TORN 3 S RALEIGH NC (10 SE RDU) 16/1349

TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN... BUILDINGS RAH/LSR 3576 7865

DESTROYED... DEBRIS BL

23 *TORN 4 S RALEIGH NC (10 SE RDU) 16/1349

MULTIPLE TREES BLOCKING THE RIGHT HAND LANE OF RAH/LSR 3575 7865

I-40 AT EXIT 298 AND H

29 *TORN 4 NE RDU INTERNATIONAL NC (3 NE RDU) 16/1350

DEBRIS INCLUDING FOAM INSULATION... STRIPPED RAH/LSR 3590 7873

TREE BRANCHES... AND S

28 *TORN 4 N RALEIGH NC (8 E RDU) 16/1350

8 INCH LIMBS DOWN AND BLOCKING 2 LANES OF RAH/LSR 3586 7863

SPRING FOREST ROAD IN

27 *TORN 4 NE LAKE WHEELER NC (10 SSE RDU) 16/1350

MANY TREES DOWN. SEVERAL BLOCKING ROADS. RAH/LSR 3574 7868

26 *TORN 3 SSW RALEIGH NC (9 SE RDU) 16/1350

HEAVY DAMAGE 1600 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 401. RAH/LSR 3577 7866

MULTIPLE ROOFS COLLAPS

25 *TORN 4 S RALEIGH NC (10 SE RDU) 16/1350

METEOROLOGIST REPORTED THE ROOF OF EARPS RAH/LSR 3575 7865

SEAFOOD MARKET ON S SA

30 *TORN RALEIGH NC (8 ESE RDU) 16/1351

DEBRIS FALLING IN NORTH RALEIGH FROM LARGE RAH/LSR 3581 7864

TORNADO ON THE GROUND.

31 *TORN 2 ENE RALEIGH NC (10 ESE RDU) 16/1355

SEVERAL BLDGS PARTIALLY DESTROYED AT YONKERS RDRAH/LSR 3582 7860

AND THE BELTLINE. DEBR

33 *TORN 3 S RALEIGH NC (10 SE RDU) 16/1355

MULTIPLE TREES DOWN AROUND SHAW UNIVERSITY. RAH/LSR 3577 7864

POWER LINES DOWN ON TR

32 *TORN 2 N NEW HOPE NC (11 ESE RDU) 16/1355

LARGE HIGH TENSION STEEL WIRE TOWER TWISTED. RAH/LSR 3583 7856

36 *TORN 1 WNW NEW HOPE NC (11 ESE RDU) 16/1356

DAMAGE TO ROOF SHINGLES AND LARGE PINE TREES RAH/LSR 3581 7858

ACROSS THE ROAD

35 *TORN 3 S RALEIGH NC (10 SE RDU) 16/1356

TREE ON HOUSE. RAH/LSR 3577 7864

34 *TORN 3 SE RALEIGH NC (11 ESE RDU) 16/1356

TREES ON HOUSES ON MILBURNIE RD AND STEVENS RD.RAH/LSR 3578 7860

POWER LINES ON GROUND.

37 *TORN RALEIGH NC (8 ESE RDU) 16/1357

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. WINDOWS BLOWN OUT AND RAH/LSR 3581 7864

ROOFS OFF BUILDINGS AT

39 *TORN 2 E RALEIGH NC (10 ESE RDU) 16/1358

TRUCK OVERTURNED... TREES IN ROAD... ROOF OFF RAH/LSR 3581 7861

BUILDING AT YONKERS RO

38 *TORN RALEIGH NC (8 ESE RDU) 16/1358

NUMEROUS BRICK BUILDINGS DESTROLYED ALONG SOUTHRAH/LSR 3581 7864

SAUNDERS STREET IN SOU

40 *TORN ROWLAND NC (34 NE FLO) 16/1400

EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE... WIDESPREAD. ILM/LSR 3454 7929

TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT

41 *TORN WADE NC (13 NNE FAY) 16/1403

REPORTED TORNADO ON GROUND AT RIVER ROAD IN RAH/LSR 3516 7874

WADE

44 *TORN 2 WNW GODWIN NC (19 NNE FAY) 16/1405

*** 1 FATAL *** NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED TO RAH/LSR 3523 7871

DESTROYED NEAR LINDEN.

43 *TORN 2 ENE RALEIGH NC (10 ESE RDU) 16/1405

*** 3 FATAL *** MOBILES HOMES DESTROYED NEAR RAH/LSR 3582 7860

BRENTWOOD DR IN RALEIG

42 *TORN 3 NE NEW HOPE NC (13 E RDU) 16/1405

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AT I-540 AND BUFFALOE RD. RAH/LSR 3585 7852

TREES 50 FT TALL AND 1

45 *TORN 4 SSE DUNN NC (24 NE FAY) 16/1415

ROOF BLOWN OFF... TREES IN ROAD RAH/LSR 3526 7860

46 *TORN 6 ENE ROLESVILLE NC (23 ENE RDU) 16/1417

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN NEAR ZEBULON TO NORTH OF RAH/LSR 3597 7837

BUNN.

47 *TORN DUNN NC (26 NNE FAY) 16/1418

TREE ON HOUSE. HOUSE DESTROYED. RAH/LSR 3531 7862

50 *TORN 4 NNW SPIVEY'S CORNER NC (28 NE FAY) 16/1420

2 HOUSES GONE NEAR DRAGSTRUP ROAD AND HIGHWAY RAH/LSR 3530 7855

242

49 *TORN 3 SSW BENSON NC (29 NE FAY) 16/1420

TRAILERS AND OTHER BUILDINGS DAMAGED AT RAH/LSR 3534 7856

FOUNDATIONS BIBLE COLL

48 *TORN 1 S DUNN NC (26 NNE FAY) 16/1420

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. ROOF OFF FOOD LION GROCERY RAH/LSR 3530 7862

STORE AND FRONT WINDOW

51 *TORN 2 E DUNN NC (27 NE FAY) 16/1422

MULTIPLE BUILDING DESTROYED AT HIGHWAY 301 AND RAH/LSR 3531 7858

WISE ROAD.

54 *TORN LITTLE ROCK SC (26 NE FLO) 16/1425

AT LEAST FIVE TREES ON HOMES. THREE PEOPLE WEREILM/LSR 3448 7940

ADMITTED TO THE HOSPIT

53 *TORN 12 N ELIZABETHTOWN NC (19 SE FAY) 16/1425

*** 2 FATAL *** EM CONFRIMS ANOTHER FATALITY INILM/LSR 3480 7861

AMMON AREA BRINGING TH

52 *TORN 1 SE BENSON NC (31 W GSB) 16/1425

*** 1 FATAL *** WIDESPREAD DAMAGE WITH HOMES RAH/LSR 3537 7853

DAMAGED TO DESTROYED I

55 *TORN 2 SE FOUR OAKS NC (24 W GSB) 16/1435

HWY 96 BLOCKED BY MULTIPLE DOWNED TREES RAH/LSR 3543 7840

56 *TORN 3 ENE FOUR OAKS NC (23 W GSB) 16/1436

GROVE OF 12 TO 14 INCH DIAMTER PINE TREES RAH/LSR 3546 7838

SNAPPED OFF 20 FT IN T

57 *TORN 2 S ROSEBORO NC (20 E FAY) 16/1440

MOBILE HOME COLLAPSED ON HWY 242... 2 MILES RAH/LSR 3492 7851

SOUTH OF ROSEBORO. OTH

58 *TORN 1 NE SMITHFIELD NC (20 WNW GSB) 16/1445

TREE BRANCHES AND BUILDING DEBRIS FALLING FROM RAH/LSR 3552 7833

THE SKY

59 *TORN 2 NE SMITHFIELD NC (19 WNW GSB) 16/1447

SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS KNOCKED OVER RAH/LSR 3553 7832

60 *TORN SMITHFIELD NC (20 WNW GSB) 16/1448

TORNADO ON GROUND IN SMITHFIELD. DEBRIS BEING RAH/LSR 3551 7834

REPORED NEAR THE HOSPI

61 *TORN 2 ENE SELMA NC (17 WNW GSB) 16/1449

LIMBS SNAPPED OFF TREES IN PINELEVEL... I-95 RAH/LSR 3555 7826

CLOSED

62 *TORN 1 SW MICRO NC (14 WNW GSB) 16/1453

TREES SNAPPED... MOBILE HOME FLIPPED... BOAT RAH/LSR 3555 7822

FLIPPED... SEMI TRUCK

63 *TORN MICRO NC (14 WNW GSB) 16/1455

ENTIRE MOBILE HOME PARK DESTROYED NEAR MICRO RAH/LSR 3556 7820

BETWEEN SELMA AND KENL

64 *TORN BLADENBORO NC (29 S FAY) 16/1458

*** 1 FATAL *** SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ILM/LSR 3454 7880

AND 1 FATALITY IN BLAD

65 *TORN 1 E BLADENBORO NC (29 S FAY) 16/1504

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED TORNADO ON THE GROUND ILM/LSR 3454 7878

WITH MAJOR DAMAGE.

66 *TORN LUCAMA NC (12 N GSB) 16/1508

NUMEROUS HOMES DESTROYED FROM LUCAMA TO WILSON.RAH/LSR 3564 7801

67 *TORN FAISON NC (24 SSW GSB) 16/1512

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE MHX/LSR 3512 7814

GROUND IN FAISON NEAR

68 *TORN 4 WSW WILSON NC (10 SSW RWI) 16/1515

LARGE TORNADO NOW ON THE GROUND AT HIGHWAY 795.RAH/LSR 3571 7800

71 *TORN 1 SSW SAINT STEPHEN SC (33 N CHS) 16/1516

NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO CHS/LSR 3339 7993

MOVED VERY NEAR SAINT

70 *TORN 2 ENE BONNEAU SC (28 NNE CHS) 16/1516

A FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL REPORTED A FULLY CHS/LSR 3332 7993

COLLAPSED CHURCH. 6 PE

69 *TORN 1 S SAINT STEPHEN SC (33 N CHS) 16/1516

A FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL REPORTED A TORNADO CHS/LSR 3339 7992

TOUCHED DOWN RIPPING T

72 *TORN WILSON NC (8 S RWI) 16/1517

NUMEROUS CARS OVERTURNED AND BUILDINGS RAH/LSR 3573 7792

DESTROYED IN DOWNTOWN

75 *TORN SAINT STEPHEN SC (34 N CHS) 16/1520

TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED AT LEAST 100 TREES CHS/LSR 3340 7992

DOWN NEAR SAINT STEPHE

74 *TORN 2 S SAINT STEPHEN SC (33 N CHS) 16/1520

TORNADO SIGHTED ALONG 2000 BLOCK OF MENDEL CHS/LSR 3338 7992

RIVERS ROAD.

73 *TORN ROANOKE RAPIDS NC (2 ENE RZZ) 16/1520

RUPTURED GAS LINE AT 1311 CAROLINA AVENUE... RAH/LSR 3645 7765

ROOF TORN OFF CONVALES

76 *TORN SAINT STEPHEN SC (34 N CHS) 16/1521

TORNADO ON GROUND...REPORTED VIA LAW CHS/LSR 3340 7992

ENFORCEMENT. REPORTED

78 *TORN 6 SW CLARKTON NC (38 SSE FAY) 16/1537

TORNADO ON THE GROUND... INTERSECT OF 701 AND ILM/LSR 3443 7873

131...CORRECTED LAT LO

77 *TORN 1 NNE CLARKTON NC (34 SSE FAY) 16/1537

TORNADO ON THE GROUND... INTERSECT OF 701 AND ILM/LSR 3450 7865

131

79 *TORN 8 SSW ANDREWS SC (38 NE CHS) 16/1545

BOATS THROWN ONTO A YARD. NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. ILM/LSR 3334 7962

81 *TORN SNOW HILL NC (16 E GSB) 16/1555

3 HOUSES DESTROYED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY MHX/LSR 3545 7767

91 AND MIDDLE SCHOOL R

80 *TORN 6 NNE WALNUT CREEK NC (9 ESE GSB) 16/1555

TORNADO NOW ON THE GROUND NEAR LAGRANGE RD AND RAH/LSR 3538 7782

PARKSTOWN RD IN SAULST

83 *TORN 2 NNE GOLDSBORO NC (2 SSE GSB) 16/1601

ROOF OFF OF A HOUSE ON COUNTRY DAY ROAD. RAH/LSR 3541 7796

ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN T

82 *TORN SNOW HILL NC (16 E GSB) 16/1601

84 *TORN FARMVILLE NC (23 ENE GSB) 16/1620

5 HOMES WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. VEHICLE TIPPED MHX/LSR 3559 7759

ONTO ITS SIDE. INTERSE

85 *TORN HAMILTON NC (38 E RWI) 16/1642

MULTIPLE TORNADOS ON THE GROUND MHX/LSR 3594 7721

86 *TORN 2 ESE COMBS FORK NC (16 NNE OAJ) 16/1711

HOME DESTROYED. RELAYED FROM 911 CENTER MHX/LSR 3505 7748

87 *TORN HARGETTS CROSSROADS NC (11 N OAJ) 16/1713

TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR HWY 258 MHX/LSR 3500 7764

88 *TORN 3 NNW VANCEBORO NC (19 NNW EWN) 16/1748

TORNADO SPOTTED ON GROUND. RELAYED FROM 911 MHX/LSR 3534 7718

CENTER.

89 *TORN JACKSONVILLE NC (12 ESE OAJ) 16/1817

PUBLIC REPORTS OF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE MHX/LSR 3476 7740

PINEY GREEN AREA

90 *TORN CAMP LEJEUNE NC (16 ESE OAJ) 16/1818

PUBLIC REPORTS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN CAMP MHX/LSR 3470 7737

LEJEUNE.
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Tornado coming into Wilson NC this afternoon
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Looks like today did warrant the high risk after all, dang, sad stuff...
we don't forecast this stuff for nothing respect for those that lost there lives today at one time i saw a report of 70 missing hope thats not true
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Quoting Tazmanian:
any damg reports from snow hill or willson


all so you think we have seen a EF5 tooday?


Wilson took a hard hit. Was watching live news feed when it was hitting. The hospital was getting slammed by debris. Went right thru downtown area
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
not today


Hey! Just got in from the Palm Sunday Vigil mass...at which about half the New testament is read...trying to get up to speed on all this...
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it's ok taz, sometimes I say the wrongs things too, when I get upset

you're still the sweetest

BEELL- JEEZUS MAN you did not tell us you had family in raleigh??!! OMG now that was just too close for comfort. SO GLAD they are all safe.

can spring weather be done now, please?
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Quoting flsky:
Has anyone heard from Presslord?
not today
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Quoting aquak9:
taz- when you see "fatal" that means people were killed in these storms. That's why we are sad, because people were killed. So we are not joking or kidding.

:(



i no i under staned i re move the post
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any damg reports from snow hill or willson


all so you think we have seen a EF5 tooday?
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taz- when you see "fatal" that means people were killed in these storms. That's why we are sad, because people were killed. So we are not joking or kidding.

:(
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Quoting aquak9:
finally the line is trying to exit
finally
the day has been too long, too worrisome
the deaths are heartbreaking- those are
wives, husbands, someone's children

and darkness is coming

how do you find a flashilight when
you have a tree in your house?

God keep His hands around all of them


Amen...and amen...
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366. beell
Quoting aquak9:
taz- many were killed today

they had xboxes too
but now, they are all gone

please no more jokes, sweet heart

beell- I am emotionally worn out. This one, really hurt.


I know, waterdoggie. It is a bad one.
Got a kid sister in Raleigh. Three kids, husband.
They're all safe. That story helps me some.
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Quoting aquak9:
taz- many were killed today

they had xboxes too
but now, they are all gone

please no more jokes, sweet heart

beell- I am emotionally worn out. This one, really hurt.



ok well do
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Quoting Tazmanian:
now we need too find out how strong are nados have been


Raleigh at least F4.
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taz- many were killed today

they had xboxes too
but now, they are all gone

please no more jokes, sweet heart

beell- I am emotionally worn out. This one, really hurt.
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360. beell
Quoting aquak9:
finally the line is trying to exit
finally
the day has been too long, too worrisome
the deaths are heartbreaking- those are
wives, husbands, someone's children

and darkness is coming

how do you find a flashilight when
you have a tree in your house?

God keep His hands around all of them


For true, aqua.
The storm's are almost done.
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post re move
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now we need too find out how strong are nados have been
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Raleigh Police Chief reporting multiple fatalities in his jurisdiction. Would not give an exact number.
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finally the line is trying to exit
finally
the day has been too long, too worrisome
the deaths are heartbreaking- those are
wives, husbands, someone's children

and darkness is coming

how do you find a flashilight when
you have a tree in your house?

God keep His hands around all of them
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354. beell
Quoting Tazmanian:



make that 88 nados


lol, and 6.17 hrs
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Heads up in the warning areas
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More.

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NWUS52 KRAH 170033
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
833 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON

.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.

..REMARKS..

0325 PM TORNADO BROADWAY 35.46N 79.05W
04/16/2011 LEE NC EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 2 FATAL, 1 INJ *** OVER 30 HOMES DESTROYED ALONG
WITH A LOWES HARDWARE. A WAL-MART AND BIG LOTS WERE ALSO
SEVERELY DAMAGED.
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351. flsky
Has anyone heard from Presslord?
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Quoting beell:
Friday's tornado reports over the SE:
103 reports over 17.5 hours.

Today so far:
84 reports/approx 5.5 hrs



make that 88 nados
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349. beell
wiki is quicki.
(although a certain amount of date skepticism is healthy)
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348. beell
Friday's tornado reports over the SE:
103 reports over 17.5 hours.

Today so far:
84 reports/approx 5.5 hrs
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347. flsky
I'm assuming this is a previous year since this is 4/16.
Quoting Neapolitan:
Wikipedia has a comprehensive page of the entire 4/16 - 4/18 outbreak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-April_2011_torna do_outbreak. You know, should you care to read--or add.
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Wikipedia has a comprehensive page of the entire 4/14 - 4/16 outbreak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-April_2011_torna do_outbreak. You know, should you care to read--or add.
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345. beell
click for discussion
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343. flsky
Something wicked this way comes....
Damn, horrible day for so many folks.
Quoting Patrap:
.."Something wicked come this way"

A Sad day indeed,,and tonight still brings more.
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Quoting DontAnnoyMe:
Unfortunately, there will be more.


632
NWUS52 KRAH 162353
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
753 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON

.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.

..REMARKS..

0405 PM TORNADO 2 ENE RALEIGH 35.82N 78.60W
04/16/2011 WAKE NC EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 3 FATAL *** MOBILES HOMES DESTROYED NEAR BRENTWOOD
DR IN RALEIGH.


Oh no, with the size of that one....on a town like Raleigh...hopefully warnings were issued quickly and saved many
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Unfortunately, there will be more.


632
NWUS52 KRAH 162353
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
753 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

.TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON

.DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.

..REMARKS..

0405 PM TORNADO 2 ENE RALEIGH 35.82N 78.60W
04/16/2011 WAKE NC EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 3 FATAL *** MOBILES HOMES DESTROYED NEAR BRENTWOOD
DR IN RALEIGH.
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