Okay, your highs will range between 71 and 92 with lows between 53 and 66. On Friday, rain and storms return. I do not know the timing yet, but the main threat looks to be large hail. Damaging winds and a isolated tornado are also possible.
Now, for my story of the EF-5 tornado. When I woke up at 6am Wednesday morning, I already had a bad feeling that something big was going to happen that day. Dr. Greg Forbes had his Tor:Con values at a 9 out of 10 for northeast MS. That means a 90% chance of seeing a tornado within a 50 mile radius. Most of the weather websites that I looked at were predicting this to be a pretty active day of severe weather. I went to school that morning and as soon as I got there, we were already under a tornado warning. Nothing happened, but I already knew there would be more storms later that day. My friends were all asking me is it over, but I told them there were more on the way. My school let out at 2:30 that day because of the severe weather. I told my teacher right before we left that I believed that in years to come, Smithville, MS would be hit by a tornado. I always knew that it was possible with every outbreak we had seen over the years. Unknown to me at the time, those words that I said to my teacher would unforunately come true later that day. I went over to my grandma's house and I was watching the weather until my dad came to get us to take us home. Tornado warnings were popping up everywhere in the state. As soon as we got home, the tornado siren went off. I raced to my computer and looked at the tornado warning. As I was looking at the tornado warning and trying to decide what may or may not happen, my dad called us to come outside to see rotation. I went outside with my sister and dad to see the rotation. All of a sudden, I turned my head and all you could hear was the sound of a big, roaring wind. That's when my dad told us to get inside the house.
We ran in and got in the hallway. My dad said that he heard God's voice in his head say "MOVE" . He then threw us in the bathroom. No sooner had we gotten in there, the door to mom and daddy's bedroom came flying down the hall with glass right behind it. The tornado lasted less than 10 seconds at the most. We all got up, unhurt, and walked out of the bathroom. I went to my room and it was completely gone and there were debris all in the house. I have to admit I was scared, but I knew what it was. I walked out of my front door and most of the houses were completely gone. I was so shocked by what had happened that I could not say anything. All I can say is that God saved me and my family. Our home was destroyed, but we can rebuild.
My mom was on her way home from work at the time it was happening. She said that her whole field of vision was the tornado itself. I have some pictures of the damage in Smithville which I will try to put some of them in my next post. That said, I do not know when my next post will be. The whole town of Smithville is devastated. My church was also destroyed. The town will rebuild, but it will take a long time. Continue to pray for the community of Smithville, MS. Pray for the whole states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Pray for places along the Mississippi River, too. Hope everyone has a great day! The tornado struck at 3:44 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2011 and change my life and many others lives forever. It had winds of 205mph. Also, continue to pray for the people in Japan.