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Tornadoes, storms tear across Midwest and South

Posted by feww on April 21, 2011

34 tornadoes rip through vast area from Oklahoma to Ohio

SPC received reports of 34 tornado sightings, 541 storms including 20 with winds of greater than 65 knots (120+km/h), and 355 hail reports, including 20 reports of the stones measuring 2+inches (5+cm) in diameter between Tuesday evening and Wednesday Morning.

Fatalities: None reported as of posting
About 2 dozen homes destroyed in Mid and W. Tennessee (NO reported touchdowns as of posting)
Power Outages:
Storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Tennessee.
7 to nearly 10 inches for in parts of southeast Minnesota, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and various areas in Michigan

See inset for dates.

Tornado reports (April 19) 

Illinois – 14, Missouri – 11, Ohio – 4, Arkansas – 3, Kentucky – 1, and Oklahoma – 1 (Source: SPC)

April 20 Storm Reports

Brief tornado touchdown was reported along I-10 at Mile Marker 449, Kimble County, Texas late last night. Click image to enlarge.

Tornado touchdown in Bowling Green, Missouri April 19, 2011. Frame grab from a video clip posted HERE.

Weather Forecast for Wednesday Evening/ Thursday

Possible severe storms across “parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley, the Southern Plains, the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic” starting Wednesday evening, with large hail, heavy rains and 60MPH winds forecast for the areas.

“… areas of the South and East, the south-central Plains and the Midwest at Slight Risk of severe weather development through the rest of the week.” NWS reported.

Tornado Toll in North Carolina

The toll for last weekend’s tornado and storm assaults on NC was

  • Deaths: 24
  • Injuries: 133 
  • Homes destroyed: 439 
  • Homes with significant damage: ~ 6,200
  • Businesses destroyed: 21
  • Businesses damaged: 92
  • Source: NC Gov Perdue

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