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U.S. Tornado Outbreak – Update 19 April

Posted by feww on April 19, 2011

More severe weather expected Tuesday

U.S. Tornadoes kill at least 58 in East, South since Thursday

The weekend tornado outbreak killed 45 people and destroyed many homes and businesses in the East and South, NWS reported. Severe thunderstorms are forecast in the Southeast again Tuesday.

[NOTE: SPC reported 45 fatalities for the weekend. FIRE-EARTH has added 13 other fatalities reported on SPC website for Thursday, April 14.]


Weekend Tornadoes: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia.

Weekend Death Toll

  • North Carolina: 22
  • Alabama: 7
  • Arkansas: 7
  • Virginia: 6
  • Oklahoma: 2
  • Mississippi: 1

Thursday’s Death Toll

  • Alabama: 2
  • Arkansas: 8
  • Louisiana: 1
  • Oklahoma: 2

Severe Weather report Summary

“Forecasters said a disturbance moving from the Midwest this morning could account for minor snow accumulations across southern Michigan into northwest New York by tonight. Largely-scattered rain and higher elevation snow showers are expected to move into the Plains and the Midwest tonight into Tuesday. This system is forecast to produce a substantial outbreak of thunderstorms and possibly severe weather from the southern Plains into the Ohio Valley. Potentially heavy rain will impact already-elevated river levels.” NWS reported.

Severe Weather Stats:

Severe Weather Map


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GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image


Eastern Conus Sector (Infrared Channel). Click image to enlarge. Click HERE to update.

“A large area of the Midwest, central Plains and the Southeast will be at slight risk for severe weather development Tuesday with a core area at Moderate Risk,” Storm Prediction Center forecasters said.

The 7-state area at Moderate Risk

Parts of Missouri, northern Arkansas, the southern two-thirds of Illinois, all of Indiana except the northern quarter, extreme SW Ohio, W. and N. Kentucky and extreme NW Tennessee.

The 18-state area at Slight Risk
Parts of Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Michigan, Alabama, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia, SPC said.

Flooding

“Main-stem river flooding continues throughout the northern Plains and along parts of the Missouri and Mississippi River drainages.”

From: 2011 Disaster Calendar – April

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