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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27-28 Severe Weather Outbreak: Southern Apocalypse?

On the weather map today, a Cold Front stationed in Oklahoma is spinning off clusters of mesocyclone thunderstorms that have had numerous reports of damage from straight-line winds, tornadoes, and large hail. Today, the forecasts and current atmospheric conditions are indicative of a massive, large scale tornado outbreak over the Southeast today, tonight, and tomorrow morning. This had the potential to be as bad, if not worse, as the outbreak on April 10, 2009. The main threats from this storm system are mesocyclones, tornadoes, torrential rainfall, damaging straight-line winds, and large hail. Here are the current risks for severe weather:

North and Central Alabama, Northeast Mississippi, South Tennessee, and Northwest Georgia have a high risk of seeing destructive weather, including violent, long-track, EF5 tornadoes. If they update the risks again, I'll wager they'll place all of north Georgia, particularly the areas west of I-985 and north of I-20, under a high risk. It's a certainty that numerous PDS Tornado Watches will be issued as the day trudges forth. The atmosphere is like a loaded machine gun today. In fact, I suggest you stay in a place of sturdy shelter all day today and keep tabs on this ongoing apocalypse in the south. It is also worth noting that, according to the Weather Channel's Dr. Greg Forbes' "Tor:Con" index, Central AL and East Central MS have a 9/10 chance, North Central AL and Northwest GA have a 4/5(8/10) chance, and Eastern Kentucky has a 7/10 chance to see Tornadoes within 50 miles of the area. Hell on earth is a near certainty in the Southern United States today. This is a very urgent situation!

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