April 27th Deadly Tornado Outbreak Southeast States

One of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in this country's history took place on Wednesday April 27th, with multiple long track, violent tornadoes leaving widespread destruction and nearly 300 people killed in their wake across six southeast states.  NWS Survey teams continue to assess the damage after the major tornado outbreak of historic proportions that impacted portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday. Numerous storm surveys were conducted on Thursday, with more planned for Friday. So far, NWS has found evidence of at least six EF4 tornadoes, including one with estimated winds of 175 mph that occurred in Catoosa County, Georgia. Details...

As we look at the images of death and destruction on the news, it is a great time to review your own tornado preparedness and safety rules and to ensure you have an operating NOAA Weather Radio. You can find answers to frequently asked questions about tornadoes here

Additional information on specific tornadoes will become available on the following websites over the next few days...

 NWS Atlanta, GA

 NWS Birmingham, AL

 NWS Huntsville, AL

 NWS Memphis, TN

 NWS Jackson, MS

The maps below are plots of severe thunderstorm and tornado reports logged at the Storm Prediction Center from the outbreak. (Click on map for a text listing of the reports).

Storm reports

Storm reports

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