Huge Tornado Outbreak In Progress

April 27, 2011

Day #3 is apparently the “charm” as massive long-lived supercell thunderstorms are raking the southern USA.  Right now there are several tornadoes on the ground, including one you can see as a “hook echo” on the radar image below just northeast of Birmingham, AL.  Look at the curl just north of Ragland!  That tornado has been on the ground quite awhile.  Then take a gander at the following image; the tornado reports in the past 24 hours.  Of course 1 actual tornado can receive several reports as it’s seen from different vantage points, but either way a huge outbreak of killer tornadoes makes our whining about rain showers and cool weather seem a little bit pathetic doesn’t it?