Sunday, April 02, 2006
Aftermath of severe weather damage, more might be on the way - WU
EDIT #9: A new Tornado Watch has been issued for all of western TN, northern MS, and most of eastern AR. This is valid until 4:00 AM Monday. However, go to the NWS-Memphis and SPC websites for info, as I am signing off for tonight. But, if there is some strong severe weather near Memphis, I will be awake and a-posting.
Everyone be safe!
EDIT #8 (9:09 PM): Receiving 1st reports out of the MO bootheel and surrounding area, including reports of fatalities. See comments.
EDIT #7 (8:30 PM): Severe T'storm Warning for Shelby/Fayette Counties just issued until 9:00 PM. The sirens are going off here, though my location in Germantown has received no rain or any severe wx stuff.
EDIT #6 (8:12 PM): See comments section for latest info.
EDIT #5 (7:47 PM): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has just been issued for Shelby County until 8:15 PM. Quarter sized hail is possible in this storm.
EDIT #4 (7:26 PM): The tornado near Wynne is still active, and seems to possibly be moving toward southern Shelby County. I don't know the exact location of where the tornado is going. To be sure, turn to a local channel with weather information at once, and be prepared to take further action.
EDIT #3 (7:02 PM): A new tornado has been reported five miles west of Wynne a few minutes ago, and, I hate to say it, is moving toward Memphis. Also, just coming across the scanner, roof damage has been reported in Tipton County near Covington due to straight line winds. Expect a warning in a minute for this cell.
EDIT #2 (6:32 PM): The Greene/Randolph County Tornado Warning actually had a tornado touchdown in Imboden, AR. The path has continued through Pocahontas and Marmaduke, AR, and is still on the ground, moving toward Dunklin County. As a result, the NWS just issued a Tornado Warning for Dunklin County until 7:00 PM CDT. This storm will mainly track across rural areas. Also, a Significant Weather Advisory has been issued for Pemiscot County, saying that the storm will move into the area after 7:00. (By the way, SKYWARN has been activated.)
EDIT (5:37 PM): Greene County is now under a Tornado Warning until 6:15 PM (this is the same storm listed below). Also, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Phillips and Coahoma Counties until 6:00 PM.
ORIGINAL POST (5:25 PM): Severe weather is absolutely exploding on the radar this afternoon. GRLevel3 says that at the time this post was published, 34 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and 20 Tornado Warnings were in effect. One of those Tornado Warnings are in the Memphis CWA - it is for Lawrence and Randolph Counties until 5:45 PM. A tornado has been spotted by law enforcement near Imboden, and it is moving east at 50 mph.
Additionally, there is a Tornado Watch in effect for the entire Mid-South until 9:00 PM tonight.
Stay tuned for the latest.
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