Deadly Tornadoes Strike Easter Sunday

news image
Top Stories
13 Apr 2020 1:48 PM
https://www.facebook.com/WeatherNation/videos/vb.129524519873/3120156951348539/?type=2&theater Severe storms led to at least 46 tornado reports on Sunday into early Monday, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Unfortunately, multiple fatalities were reported from several states, including 11 in Mississippi, nine in South Carolina, eight in Georgia, and one each in North Carolina and Arkansas. At least 46 tornadoes had been confirmed, as of Tuesday afternoon. That included at least 15 strong tornadoes, or those of an EF rating of EF-2 or above. https://twitter.com/McWeather1989/status/1250168104103051272?s=20 The Associated Press reported that at least 30 people had died in Sunday's storms, including several fatalities in an EF-4 tornado near Bassfield, Mississippi. https://twitter.com/NWSJacksonMS/status/1249869779780788224?s=20 https://twitter.com/MSEMA/status/1249663198770475010 An EF-3 tornado near Livingston, SC was rated as an EF-3, with maximum winds of 140 mph. This took place early on Monday morning. One of those tornadoes was a preliminary EF-3 tornado near Chattanooga, Tennessee that led to two fatalities. The National Weather Service estimated winds up to 145 mph with the nighttime tornado. https://twitter.com/ChattFireDept/status/1249582401291943937 And early in the day on Sunday, an EF-3 in Monroe, Louisiana led to considerable damage in city, particularly at the city's regional airport. A deadly tornado in southern Mississippi received a preliminary rating of EF-2, as well. https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans/status/1249742486437691401?s=20 The National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama confirmed an EF-1 tornado took place on Sunday in Walker County, Alabama as well. https://twitter.com/NWSBirmingham/status/1249743818007576582?s=20 More tornado ratings from the National Weather Service are likely to come in during the day on Monday and through the rest of the week. Easter Sunday brought a long lasting, intense severe threat across the southeast. An abundant supply of moisture to funneled in from the Gulf of Mexico and fueled the rain showers and thunderstorms. The energy needed for the strong storms will continue to move across the southern US into Monday. The severe threat persisted into Monday up the east coast. Early morning tornadoes did damage in the Carolinas. Including the town of Seneca, SC where extensive damage was done to homes. https://www.facebook.com/WeatherNation/videos/vb.129524519873/668980343926916/?type=2&theater Heavy rain will also be in the forecast so make sure to be on the lookout for flooded roadways. Stay safe, and remember to always "Turn around, don't drown." Stay tuned to WeatherNation for the latest updates on the severe threat for the remainder of the week.
All Weather News
More
Severe Threat Thursday In The Northeast

Severe Threat Thursday In The Northeast

Two surface fronts will influence the rainy f

25 Jul 2024 3:10 AM
Flash Flooding Ongoing in Texas and Louisiana

Flash Flooding Ongoing in Texas and Louisiana

Rounds of heavy rain have been creating scatt

25 Jul 2024 3:10 AM
Non-Stop Heat on the West Coast

Non-Stop Heat on the West Coast

A stagnant ridge of high pressure has led to

25 Jul 2024 3:00 AM
Saharan Dust Reaching the Southern U.S.

Saharan Dust Reaching the Southern U.S.

Conditions are quiet in the tropical Atlantic

25 Jul 2024 2:55 AM
Tropical Storm Bud Forms in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Bud Forms in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Bud formed in the Eastern Paci

25 Jul 2024 2:50 AM
Arizona Expecting Severe Storms Today

Arizona Expecting Severe Storms Today

Stormy afternoons remain in the forecast acro

25 Jul 2024 2:45 AM
Wildfire Smoke impacting Air Quality Across the West, Central U.S.

Wildfire Smoke impacting Air Quality Across the West, Central U.S.

Smoke from large wildfires burning in the nor

25 Jul 2024 2:40 AM