That sounding is scary but one issue that today may face is the surface winds are light. There is a good low-level jet but surface winds are light and variable across the region. Yesterday, those southerly winds were screaming.
Looking back, this was probably a large factor in having the bust we did, as far as lack of tornadoes. Just too much shear throughout the vertical column, not balanced enough as it was the day prior with SFC winds being higher. As Kory said, not complaining, it's just interesting to note.
I personally like the idea that the convection along the immediate gulf coast stole most of the energy and sent off rain cooled outflow air into central AL, GA and parts of SE MS. The models busted in that the low level jet never got going during the day across the I-20 corridor.
The April 27-29 outbreak really put a dent in the lack of tornadoes we've been having. Still below average, but it seems we've been having an abnormal amount of large and violent tornadoes. Dixie Alley has really taken a beating since 2008 starting with the Super Tuesday tornado outbreak.
Last Edit: May 1, 2014 7:34:54 GMT -6 by koryp
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END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 447 PM CDT END LOCATION: 5 NNE LOUISVILLE END LAT/LONG 33.1892/-89.0028
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO PRODUCED A LARGE AREA OF EF2 TO EF4 DAMAGE ALONG ITS PATH. HUNDREDS OF STRUCTURES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED AND THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE EF4 DAMAGE CONSISTED OF SEVERAL HOMES AND APARTMENTS THAT WERE REDUCED TO SLABS...INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS THAT WERE COLLAPSED...CHICKEN HOUSES THAT WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH LITTLE TRACE LEFT OF THEM...DEBARKED AND DENUDED TREES AND A COLLAPSED CELL TOWER.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 505 PM CDT END LOCATION: 5.25 SE VICKSBURG END LAT/LONG 32.308/-90.80
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST WEST OF FISHER FERRY ROAD WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO THEN PARALLELED GIBSON ROAD FOR A SHORT PERIOD WHERE SOME TIN WAS PEELED FROM A ROOF...AND SEVERAL OTHER TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A COUPLE TREES ALSO FELL ON POWER LINES ALONG GIBSON ROAD. THIS TORNADO ENDED JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 27 WHERE A FEW ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 542 PM CDT END LOCATION: 6.25 NNW CLINTON END LAT/LONG 32.423/-90.375
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO BEGAN ALONG GOAT HILL ROAD SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES. A LARGE TREE BRANCH FELL ON A FENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF GOAT HILL AND ANDERSON ROADS. THE TORNADO WAS RATHER BROAD AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST GENERALLY ALONG HIGHWAY 22. ALONG GOOD HOPE ROAD...A TIN CARPORT WAS DESTROYED AND SEVERAL TREES WERE BROKEN AND UPROOTED. SIGNIFICANT ROOFING MATERIAL WAS TORN OFF A HOUSE ALONG HIGHWAY 22...AND SOME OF THE ROOF MATERIAL WAS THROWN ACROSS THE STREET DESTROYING A FENCE ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST SNAPPING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL TREES NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF QUEEN HILL ROAD AND FARR ROAD. THE TORNADO WAS MOST INTENSE AS IT CROSSED WILLIAMS LAKE ROAD JUST NORTH OF LIVE OAK ROAD WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CROSSED BOLTON-BROWNSVILLE ROAD AND JIMMY WILLIAMS ROAD SNAPPING A FEW TREES AS IT PASSED. IT DISSIPATED JUST AFTER CROSSING MCGUFFEE ROAD WHERE A COUPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 605 PM CDT END LOCATION: 4 NNW DRY GROVE END_LAT/LON: 32.1784/-90.4647
SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG THORNTON ROAD AND MOVED NORTH OF UTICA ACROSS MS HIGHWAY 27 AND ERNIE MARTIN ROAD. THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG TOM COLLINS ROAD... WHERE THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE WITH SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES SNAPPED. A METAL POLE WAS BLOWN THROUGH THE SIDE OF A HOUSE AND A SMALL SHED WAS ALSO BLOWN OVER IN THIS AREA. ANOTHER HOME SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS D NEWMAN ROAD...BERRY ROAD...ADAMS STATION ROAD...AND PEACH ORCHARD ROAD...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL TREES AND CAUSING ROOF...SIDING...AND SKIRTING DAMAGE TO SOME MANUFACTURED HOMES. IT CROSSED MS HIGHWAY 18 NEAR LEARNED ROAD...THEN LIFTED AFTER CROSSING NEIL COLLINS ROAD AND SEATON ROAD.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 606 PM CDT END LOCATION: 6 NNW MADISON END LAT/LONG 32.547/-90.143
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO WAS MOST INTENSE RIGHT AFTER IT STARTED JUST SOUTHWEST OF CHAPEL LANE WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED...A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED...AND SHINGLE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A HOME. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SNAPPING LARGE TREE BRANCHES AND A FEW TREES AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST CROSSING OVER MANSDALE ROAD (MS 463) NEAR THE CHAPEL LANE INTERSECTION. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST PASSING JUST SOUTH OF STRIBLING LAKE WHERE A FEW SMALL TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST DOWNING A FEW TREE LIMBS AS IT APPROACHED STRIBLING ROAD. THIS TORNADO ENDED JUST AFTER CROSSING CAROLINE BOULEVARD WHERE IT SNAPPED A FEW LARGE TREE BRANCHES.
.EASTERN HINDS/RANKIN/WESTERN SCOTT COUNTIES TORNADO...
START DATE: APR 28 2014 START TIME: 627 PM CDT START LOCATION: 3 W RICHLAND START LAT/LON: 32.2295/-90.2225
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 715 PM CDT END LOCATION: 4.5 E PELAHATCHIE END LAT/LONG 32.3265/-89.7278
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO INITIALLY DEVELOPED JUST INSIDE HINDS COUNTY ALONG I-55 NEAR THE ELTON ROAD EXIT...WHERE IT CAUSED SOME DAMAGE TO A BUSINESS AND SOME TREES. THE TORNADO BECAME INTENSE JUST AFTER CROSSING THE PEARL RIVER AND MOVING INTO RANKIN COUNTY...WHERE IT CAUSED HEAVY DAMAGE TO A NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN RICHLAND AND PEARL. EF-3 DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THIS AREA. ONE PERSON WAS KILLED WHEN THE TORNADO PICKED UP AND THREW HER CAR WHEN IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY 49 IN RICHLAND. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS MORE RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF PEARL...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING MANY TREES AND DAMAGING SOME HOMES. MUCH OF THIS DAMAGE WAS OF AN EF-1 INTENSITY. AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED THE BRANDON CITY LIMITS...IT REINTENSIFIED AND CAUSED HIGH END EF-2 DAMAGE IN A MOBILE HOME PARK NEAR THE BORDER BETWEEN BRANDON AND PEARL. IT ALSO CAUSED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO AN AUTO DEALERSHIP IN BRANDON AND LESSER DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHER BUSINESSES. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ACROSS CENTRAL AREAS OF BRANDON...SNAPPING AND DOWNING A NUMBER OF TREES AND CAUSING SOME DAMAGE AT THE BRANDON MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST...PASSING JUST NORTH OF SHILOH PARK...DOWNING AND SNAPPING A NUMBER OF TREES IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA THERE. MOST OF THIS DAMAGE WAS EF-1 IN NATURE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS MORE RURAL AREAS OF RANKIN COUNTY. IT THEN CROSSED I-20 AND CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A GAS STATION AT THE PELAHATCHIE EXIT. IT PASSED JUST SOUTH OF PELAHATCHIE AND DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING INTO SCOTT COUNTY.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 746 PM CDT END LOCATION: 3.5 WNW LAKE END LAT/LONG 32.3733/-89.3843
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST EAST OF FOREST...AND QUICKLY BECAME INTENSE ALONG OLD HIGHWAY 80. JUST SOUTH OF THIS ROAD...IT NEARLY DESTROYED A WOOD FRAME HOME...DOWNING ALL BUT THE MOST INTERIOR WALLS AND CARRYING THE DEBRIS AWAY FROM THE FOUNDATION. THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THIS HOME...ONE SERIOUSLY. IT ALSO COMPLETELY DESTROYED A CHICKEN HOUSE AND ALSO CARRIED THAT DEBRIS WELL AWAY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THIS AREA AS WELL. SHORTLY AFTER CAUSING THIS DAMAGE...THE TORNADO WEAKENED...AND IT DISSIPATED AFTER CROSSING MCMILLAN ROAD.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 831 PM CDT END LOCATION: 5 E DECATUR END LAT/LONG 32.4276/-89.0139
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE FIRST TORNADO IN NEWTON COUNTY AS THAT TORNADO WAS DISSIPATING. IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES JUST WEST OF THE DECATUR COUNTRY CLUB. IT ALSO DESTROYED THE CART SHACK AT THE COUNTRY CLUB AND CAUSED EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE ON THE GOLF COURSE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO CAUSE TREE DAMAGE OF EF-1 INTENSITY AS IT MOVED EAST AND THEN DISSIPATED BEFORE REACHING WELLS ROAD.
END DATE: APR 28 2014 END TIME: 615 PM CDT END LOCATION: 2 SSW COLUMBUS END LAT/LONG 33.4798/-88.4219
SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DESTROYED A CHURCH ALONG HIGHWAY 45...CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A WELL CONSTRUCTED BARN AND TO SEVERAL HOMES. SEVERAL POWER POLES AND HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH OF THE STORM.
.LOWNDES COUNTY TORNADO #3 - STEENS/HIGHWAY 50 TORNADO
coffeecups: Anyone here besides me and Sky?
Apr 27, 2017 8:34:33 GMT -6
coffeecups: I'm still lurking at the coming weather!
Apr 17, 2017 16:44:08 GMT -6
coffeecups: WOW! My patio was dry when I got home.
Apr 16, 2017 18:22:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Came home to Harvey from Slidell. Had a little rain here and there. There was no rain in Slidell when I left at 3:30pm. While in NO EAST, I saw where it looked like it was storming around Covington going towards Slidell. Wet but no rain when I got home
Apr 16, 2017 18:21:07 GMT -6
coffeecups: I will eat some strawberries on my cruise in early May---just a few of course, as long as I stay away from my better half.
Apr 13, 2017 20:39:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, had a good bit of strawberries. Did NOT go to the fest though.
Apr 12, 2017 19:48:32 GMT -6
coffeecups: Sky, did you enjoy the strawberries?
Apr 12, 2017 18:43:30 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: yea, we're in a quiet lull right now
Apr 10, 2017 21:19:12 GMT -6
coffeecups: At least with the tropical forecast we have more to go on than fantasy.
Apr 9, 2017 18:00:26 GMT -6
coffeecups: Unfortunately for me, strawberries are a widower maker!
Apr 8, 2017 11:46:43 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Man it's gonna be a nice weekend! If you're looking for something to do, head over to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Fest!
Apr 5, 2017 21:35:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Are you getting like me?
Apr 5, 2017 11:08:26 GMT -6
wsmith0306: Can't believe I've never noticed this before. I must be getting old or blind. or both!
Apr 4, 2017 8:06:37 GMT -6
coffeecups: It felt cool this morning. Very nice weather!!!
Apr 4, 2017 7:13:20 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mary protected me again.
Apr 3, 2017 7:18:35 GMT -6