Huge Tornado Outbreak In Progress

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?

101 Responses to Huge Tornado Outbreak In Progress

  1. William johnson says:

    AHHH I guess there was two pretty vigurous showers roll through got pretty dark around 7 to 8 pm allmost looked on the edge of thunderstorm status. But did not see or hear anything. looks like things are calming down just run of the mill puffy clouds. maybe why the clouds where so dark was the way the sun was angled as it was setting. Astoria, Oregon

  2. Ben Randall says:

    Winter Weather Advisory Cancelled – http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/2349604

  3. Andrew Johnson says:

    39 here in Silverton. Looks like 34 at Silver Falls State Park, probably snow up there. Up to 5.87″ of rain for the month. January and February had about 9″ combine here, March and April are at about 14″.

  4. Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

    Just went from 44 to 38 and slush on the N window. OK, enough already! I GIVE!!!

  5. bgb41 says:

    BG Lake:

    Just reached 7.50″ of rain as of last hour for the this month due to the 0.60″ that fell this afternoon out here. Temperature has been between 37 and 38 now since 330pm.

  6. 39 and rain. WOW! I just pulled up MeteoStar for next week, I see the first 80. Yahoo!

  7. pdxgeologist says:

    Meadows was outstanding today. Sunny (at least between 8:30 and 1:30), fresh snow, felt like February. Can’t wait for some actual spring skiing Sunday.

    • Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

      We were talking about that earlier. Almost May and we’re still talking about fresh pow! Where’s that corn snow and sun? Cold beer on the deck at noon?

  8. Longview - 400 ft says:

    Currently 41

  9. William johnson says:

    I would have to say chances for thunderstorms here on the north coast are slim to none. This morning around 8:45 to 9:00am looked pretty promissing with very dark angry skies then those went away by 10:00am with a solid cloud deck moving in as well as non stop rain till about 3:45 to 4:00pm with rain decreasing to a full stop by 4:30 pm as well as getting breaks in the clouds now as of 5:33pm the main strong heating of the day has allready come and gone with the angle of the sun headed down for the horizon. William Johnson ASTORIA, OREGON

  10. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    281 fatalities in the Southeastern states from yesterday. That’s almost touching the record 315 deaths from the ’74 Super Outbreak. In terms of a “deadly outbreak” yesterday may take the title, because there are still many areas to investigate. BUT, on the 1974 event there were 30 tornadoes with F4+ strength. We saw many tornadoes yesterday, but few of them were powerful. So in terms of overall coverage/intensity – 1974 may keep their record title.

  11. Hal says:

    Snowing hard in Aims…………have had just about all of this I can take…..

  12. Cgavic sandy Oregon 1,100 ft says:

    Snowing and 35 degs here

  13. Now snowing at Brightwood (1,400′):

    http://www.tripcheck.com/popups/Cam.asp?curRegion=1&camera=1511

    40.4 here with a windchill of 36.

    I was going to put up Christmas lights, at least it would brighten things up a bit.

  14. Tyler in Battle Ground says:

    51 in Anchorage and Fairbanks, 40.9 here.

  15. Steve says:

    Don’t like to double post. But I find it interesting at the least, how the mainland United States, gets so many violent storms.

  16. Steve says:

    Was hoping to get some exciting weather here today. But, after watching and reading everything I can find about the storms in the South and SE, I am glad that this was just another rainy day here.

  17. 39 in Astoria right now…that’s pretty impressive for this late in April.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=pqr&sid=KAST&num=72

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