A particularly dangerous weather setup has verified across Arklatex and Southeast US today, as widespread severe weather outbreak has occurred. The outbreak is still underway, but already brought significant damage to property in parts of Mississippi and Alabama, also the loss of lives.
Storm chasers were out chasing this particularly dangerous setup – violent and destructive wedge tornadoes have been reported:
— Connor McCrorey (@ConnorWX) April 12, 2020
Take a look at this Large Wedge Tornado this evening near Jayess, Mississippi!
— Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) April 13, 2020
— Aaron Rigsby (@AaronRigsbyOSC) April 12, 2020
📹: Vallie Cantrell pic.twitter.com/HZFhEzlDIp
— Trevor Birchett ⚡️ (@weathertrevor) April 12, 2020
Radar scans of the destructive tornado while passing between Collins and Seminary:
A confirmed large and destructive tornado was observed near Collins and Seminary, Mississippi moving northeast at 50 mph. *
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) April 12, 2020
Satellite animations of explosive supercell storms:
A zoomed-in view of just the visible imagery.
Two, essentially, training tornadoes – going over the same general area. pic.twitter.com/7Dt2fny39e
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) April 12, 2020
Sunset on intense storms across the U.S. South.
— CIRA (@CIRA_CSU) April 12, 2020
Significant damage has been reported in some town, unfortunatelly also resulted in at least 31 fatalities and numerous injured people:
“By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries. Pray for our city! Many neighbors & friends suffered catastrophic damage. We are hurting; but not broken. Times like this remind us WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Together we we will rebuild.“ – Mayor Jamie Mayo pic.twitter.com/sByzavTiTg
— City of Monroe, LA (@CityofMonroe) April 12, 2020
Significant tornado damage 5 SW Soso, MS. Trees shredded, roofs partially torn off of several houses, but looks like, at least in this immediate area on US-84, no major damage. Hope everyone is okay. Another tornadic supercell is passing by close to the NW… #mswx @NWSJacksonMS pic.twitter.com/vJ4JmgLhq6
— Quincy Vagell (@stormchaserQ) April 12, 2020
— Meaghan Thomas (@megtomwx) April 12, 2020
See the primary forecast:
In the wake of the event, an intense cold outbreak is underway: