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Tornado outbreak across Mississippi & Alabama states – Apr 28th, 2014

A destructive tornado outbreak occurred across the Mississippi and Alabama states yesterday afternoon. For this reason, Storm Prediction Center issued a HIGH RISK across parts of these states. Widespread severe weather outbreak with violent wedge tornadoes, damaging hail and winds started in the mid afternoon hours across central Mississippi and spread into Alabama overnight. Preliminarilly, more than 60 tornadoes were reported!

Source: NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center

Here is a visual of all the warnings issued from 12Z Monday through 05:20Z Tuesday

Source: Cory Mottice ‏@EverythingWX

Here is an amazing video screen grab of violent wedge tornado near Louisville, Mississippi.

Source: Scott Peake / Basehunters

An impressive photo of Tupelo, Mississippi tornado yesterday. Cars flee down the highway as the massive tornado bears down on the city!

An extremely dangerous tornadic supercell storm with pronounced textbook hook echo signature headed straight for Jackson, Mississippi! A large city with population of near 700.000! Tornado was confirmed on the ground SW of the city and additionally, at 6:34 pm a large tornado was reported near Richland moving northeast.

Source: Rick Smith / @ounwcm twitter

Monster wall cloud on the tornadic supercell near Starkville, Mississippi

Source: TWC Breaking via twitter @TWCBreaking

Violent tornado approaching Athens, Alabama! This tornadic storm was long-lived and was showing a well-defined hook echo signature. The left scan is a reflectivity, the right scan is the relative velocity.

Source: U.S. Tornadoes via twitter @USTornadoes

A tornado outbreak unfolded across the eastern Mississippi in mid afternoon yesterday! As seen on this radar scan, a line of intense tornadic supercells was crossing the HIGH risk area with confirmed tornadoes on the ground!

Source: NCAR

Afternoon analysis of visible satellite image showing numerous discrete tornadic supercells with confirmed violent tornadoes across eastern Mississippi and NW Alabama states.

Source: NASA

Here is an analysis of tornadoes during the last two days (April 27th & 28th) with number of fatalities added

Source: SPC