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30 April 2010

New Satellite Image Shows Oil Poised to Hit Coast over Wide Area

The offshore weather buoys are now indicating winds of 20 knots sustained from the south. This will mix the oil some but also push it toward shore. More soon.

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..Oil That Is!- Black Gold on White Beaches

Unless you watched a certain American TV show from the 1960’s you might not get the title to this post but suffice it to say the situation on the Gulf Coast is dire tonight. The oil has reached the Louisiana Coast and the smell of it is widespread all the way to Alabama. The winds have really picked up across the gulf and the seas are now running at 6-8 …

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29 April 2010

Oil Spill Is Worse and Here Comes The Wind..

Late word on Wednesday night that the oil slick in the Gulf is being fed by a leak that is 5 times bigger than first estimated. At 5,000 feet deep it is going to be very difficult to stop it. The normal current flow in the Gulf this time of year will likely push the oil toward the northeast. The winds have been very light over the area for the …

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28 April 2010

Albertville Was Luckier Than Most- Here is why.

The EF 3 tornado that hit Albertville developed very rapidly. It first touched down just west of the city. It was on the ground for about 30 minutes and lifted near Geraldine in Dekalb County. We were able to give nearly 30 minutes warning for the folks in Geraldine. Albertville had 7 to 8 minutes. That may not sound like much, but for a town at the beginning of the …

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27 April 2010

6 Reasons Not To Ride Out A Tornado In A Mobile Home

Number 1: Number 2. Number 3. Number 4. Number 5. Number 6 If you live in one, have a NOAA radio that is programmed properly, and a place to go to during a tornado watch. Never, ever, stay in one during a tornado warning. Any questions? Thanks to the unnamed gentleman who gave me these pictures of the damage from the Albertville, AL tornado Saturday night.

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26 April 2010

High Risk- The Day After

The last several posts have been about the high risk of tornadoes over the Southeastern United States on Saturday. You probably have already heard of the tornado that hit Yazoo City in Mississippi . It left 10 dead and horrible damage. Later Saturday night, the tornadoes dropped again from new thunderstorms. These were much closer to home. We were on the air many hours as the storms moved across North …

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25 April 2010

Tornadoes Strike North Alabama- Damage and Injuries

Major damage and some injuries are being reported in Albertville, Alabama and in Geraldine Alabama from a tornado Saturday night. These tornadoes follow the twister that hit Yazoo City in Mississippi on Saturday afternoon. That storm left 10 dead. The image above is showing winds toward and away from the radar. I circled the velocity couplet showing very strong winds toward the radar next to winds in the opposite direction. …

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24 April 2010

Large Tornado Crosses Mississippi- Heavy Damage/Deaths

Reports of heavy damage in Mississippi continue to come in. Madison Parish and Yazoo City seem to be the hardest hit. There were reports of cars blown off the road along Interstate 55 in Central Miss. Update 6PM Huntsville time: 7 deaths in Yazoo City reported. Video shows widespread severe damage.

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High Risk Expanded- Large Tornado Hits Yazoo City Miss.

Reports of cars blown off the road along Interstate 55 in Miss. Here is the warning from the NWS in Jackson, MS. BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 1245 PM CDT SAT APR 24 2010 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR… ATTALA COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI… THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF KOSCIUSKO… WESTERN CHOCTAW COUNTY IN CENTRAL …

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NOAA- Rare High Risk of Severe Storms For SE USA Saturday

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma has upgraded the moderate risk of severe weather to a HIGH RISK for a large area of North and Western Alabama and much of Mississippi for Saturday. New model guidance tonight indicates that wind shear and instability will be very conducive for the formation of super-cell thunderstorms and some long track tornadoes. The greatest threat will exist from mid morning Saturday through the …

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