The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi has officially rated this tornado (seen below) as an EF-2 with maximum winds up to 115 miles per hour. Take a moment and watch the incredible footage from Meridian.
⚠️INSANE VIDEO ALERT⚠️ This is a must WATCH and RETWEET! The storms that rolled through #Meridian, Mississippi packed a punch as they ripped the roof off a home. This was taken around 11 AM this morning as the storms passed through. #severe #tornado #MSwx pic.twitter.com/ugc5SIqcSE
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) April 15, 2018
Severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning were issued for this area at the time of the storm. There were no reported injuries or fatalities with this specific tornado.
So far there have been at least two reports of tornadoes from Saturday and about seventy wind damage reports, mainly in Mississippi. On Friday, the National Weather Service determined there were at least 16 tornadoes, 123 reports of wind damage, and 95 reports of hail.
Severe weather is on the move Sunday, approaching Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Damaging wind and isolated tornadoes will continue to be the biggest concerns, followed by flooding rain and hail. Stay with WeatherNation as we keep you updated on the severe weather.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier