...Historic Tornado Outbreak Impacts Southern United States...

A major tornado outbreak of historic proportions impacted portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday. More than 150 reports of tornadoes were received on Wednesday, with the majority across northern Mississippi and Alabama. Widespread destruction, loss of life, and substantial injuries have been reported from numerous strong to violent long-lived tornadoes crossing areas from Jackson, Miss., to Birmingham, Ala. Tornadoes have produced severe damage in Tuscaloosa and other locations in Mississippi and Alabama. Numerous storm surveys by NWS Weather Forecast Offices are planned for Thursday across the impacted areas. Details...

 

Below is a visible satellite image taken Thursday afternoon, April 28th.  What is amazing about this satellite image is that you can see the tornado tracks from space.  Look closely for the gray lines that are pointed out near the red arrows.  These were violent and long track tornadoes that stayed on the ground for many miles and caused incredible damage. One of the hardest hit areas was the Tuscaloosa area highlighted in the center portion of the image where one of those very large tornadoes went through that city.



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