17th June 2014 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornadoes – relive the Tornadoes in video

The above feature photo is a screen grab take whilst watching Reed Timmer’s video relating to the Tornado.

FYI: A day before, the Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes struck.

The warm front which was accountable for the substantial Tornadoes on the afternoon of the 16th June, this lifted just slightly north on the 17th June into far northeast Nebraska.

Significant instability developed along this boundary given the very warm and humid airmass in place across the region. Terminology heavy to say the least this part!

By the time late afternoon came, an isolated supercell thunderstorm developed across this boundary which lead to it becoming severe quite quickly.

This supercell thunderstorm spawned a handful of Tornadoes, three of which were significant. A fun fact for you!

These storms were unique in that they were nearly stationary for a couple of hours, resulting in short and twisting paths despite long Tornado lifecycles.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give these Tornadoes a detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it…

…In the videos below, relive the Coleridge, Nebraska Tornadoes that struck on the 17th June 2014.


Remarkable probe footage of one of the June 2014 Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes

The video is a pretty long watch, however it’s well worth it. The twin Tornadoes struck Pilger, Nebraska on 16th June 2014 – five years ago yesterday.

FYI: The Tornado you will see in the video was the first one of the two that touched down.

In the video below, watch remarkable probe footage of one of the June 2014 Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes.

The footage was captured by the probe produced by Outlaw Chasers – Randy Dean Hicks, Chris Rice & Lisa McGeough.

This isn’t the first time we’ve covered the Outlaw Chasers and their shenanigans – find our other articles below on the chase team below.

12th June 2017 Carpenter, Wyoming Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching Adam Lucio’s video of the Tornado.

This EF-2 Tornado was one of twenty two Tornadoes reported during the outbreak of June 2017. You can find out more about here.

Photogenic nader for you to enjoy! In the videos below, relive the EF-2 Carpenter, Wyoming Tornado that struck on the 12th June 2017 – two years ago today.

Find some incredible photos of the Tornado, captured by Westin Wood below.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Wyoming here.

26th May 2014 Watford City, ND Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

This tornadic event happened five years ago yesterday.

We remember this Tornado for the video that emerged afterwards! A handful of supercell thunderstorms formed in eastern Montana and moved into the northwest region of North Dakota (ND) late in the afternoon on the 26th May 2014.

Initially, storms produced significant hail and lots of rain. However in the early evening, reports were of rotating wall clouds and potential funnel clouds were received from numerous locations in McKenzie County, ND.

An EF-2 Tornado touched down six miles south of the city of Watford, and caused significant damage to an RV park that was serving as a semi-permanent housing facility1 for oil workers.   

1: Thirteen campers, serving as homes, were completely destroyed and two more were damaged by this Tornado. Other damaged included a snapped wooden power line pole, vehicles and fences – wooden/metal.

One vehicle was thrown sixty feet and flipped onto its roof, with a trailer parked next to its initial location also flipped and completely destroyed. Thankfully, no one was killed, however nine people were injured.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this Tornado a detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it…

…In the videos below, relive the EF-2 Watford City, ND Tornado that struck on the 26th May 2014.

25th May 2016 Chapman, Kansas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above featured photo is a screen grab taken whilst watching Adam Lucio’s video of the Tornado. Provided with permission.

This EF-4 Tornado was one of four Tornadoes that struck during the day of this long-track Tornado. You can find out more about this Tornado and the other three here

This was a monster! In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Chapman, Kansas Tornado that struck on the 25th May 2016 – three years ago today.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Kansas here.

22nd May 2004 Hallam, Nebraska Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

This F4/EF-4 Tornado was one of nine Tornadoes that struck during the outbreak of May 2004. You can find out more about the outbreak here.

Four words are only need to describe this Tornado… This was a monster!

In the videos below, relive the monster F4/EF-4 Tornado that struck Hallam, Nebraska on the 22nd May 2004 – fifteen years ago today.

Photos of the damage this Tornado caused can be found below.

19th May 2013 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

This EF-4 Tornado was one of eight Tornadoes that struck during the outbreak of May 2013. You can find out more about the outbreak here.

This was one violent wedge to say the least. In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado that struck on the 19th May 2013 – six years ago today.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Oklahoma here.

The May 15th – 16th Tornado outbreak of 1968

Yesterday and today marks the fifty first anniversary of the outbreak.

The May 15th -16th 1968 Tornado outbreak was a significant and deadly event. The outbreak of Tornadoes affected the states listed below.

  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee

This outbreak produced thirty nine Tornadoes from 3:28pm on the 15th May till 2:50am on the 16th May. This included two F5/EF-5 Tornadoes in Iowa1.

Resource credit: National Weather Service

1: The first F5/EF-5 Tornado swept through five counties and sixty five miles. It affected Charles City just before 5:00pm. This particular Tornado destroyed much of the area. Damage figures were estimated up to thirty million dollars in Charles City alone whilst one point five million dollars in damage was recorded elsewhere. This F5/EF-5 killed thirteen people and injured almost four hundred and sixty people.

FYI: The featured photo of this article is that of the F5/EF-5 that struck Charles City – however the photo was captured two miles southwest of the city by Floyd County Sheriff.

RELATED: 1968 Charles City Tornado – interesting survivor stories feature in this blogpost.

The second F5/EF-5 Tornado affected Fayette County at around 4:57pm. It destroyed or damaged nearly a thousand homes. The hardest hit areas were Oelwein and Maynard where homes were completely swept away from their foundations. Five people were killed by this F5/EF-5 whilst one hundred and sixty were injured.

These were two of four F5/EF-5 Tornadoes that struck the United States during the year of 1968 – the other two; southwestern Ohio on the 23rd April and Minnesota on the 13th June. The next and last official F5/EF-5 Tornado that touched down in Iowa was in Jordan on the 13th June 1976.

The thirty nine Tornadoes spawned during this outbreak killed seventy two people and caused twelve hundred injuries. You can find more details on the outbreak here.

RELATED: May 15 1968 Iowa Tornado Summary – official Facebook page for the Charles City Tornado.

Mamma Mia! Past Tornadoes in Italy – relive in video

This post was inspired by Severe Weather Europe’s incredible post, Tornadoes in Europe: Italy (with Top 10 most noteworthy tornadoes)

Mamma Mia! That’s a wedge Tornado! In the videos below, relive some of Italy’s past Tornadoes (& Waterspouts1).

1: We just wanted to give you something else to watch… Because we love you!

Find more incredible videos of the above Tornado here, here, here and here.

With Tornadoes being covered, lets move onto Waterspouts!

Below is another view of the above Waterspout.


Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado of April 10th 1979 – Terrible Tuesday

FYA: This Tornado was one of many that struck during the Red River Valley Tornado outbreak of the 10th April 1979…

…We will be producing a separate article on this outbreak in due course. You can find more out on the Wichita Falls, Texas (TX) storm itself here.

The F4/EF-4 Tornado that struck Wichita Falls, TX formed several miles southwest of the city in Archer County, travelling over mostly open land.

When the Tornado turned east-northeast, it entered Wichita County – damaging a handful of rural homes, string of high voltage towers.

Moving into the city of Wichita Falls, the Tornado first struck Memorial Stadium and McNiel Junior High School, severely damaging both buildings (#1 on the damage path diagram below).

Damage path diagram credit: National Weather Service (NWS)

The Tornado’s formation and its movement towards the stadium and high school was captured on camera by Wolfgang Lange from the front of his apartment complex (#2 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

After capturing the last photo of the Tornado, Lange retreated to the complex’s laundry room and hid between heavy commercial washers and dryers. Luckily, he only suffered minor injuries.

Northeast of Lange’s apartment complex, on the first street of houses, a man by the name of Robert Molet also captured the Tornado on camera as it approached (#3 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

Unlike Lange’s view, as you can see in the above photos, Molet did not have an unhindered view of the Tornado – did not immediately recognise the F4/EF-4 wedge.

Molet stood in his backyard driveway and captured the destruction of the above mentioned apartment complex and the beginning of his neighbourhood being destroyed.  

Molet carried on taking photos until the wind blew him into his garage. Although, his house was completely destroyed, Molet escaped with only minor injuries – protecting him from the worst of the winds and debris.

The first deaths caused by Tornado were recorded at the already mentioned apartment complex and adjoining housing area.

Continuing east-northeast, the Tornado severely damaged commercial buildings along Southwest Parkway, including total devastation of the Southwest National Bank Building except its vault (#4 on the damage path diagram).

North of Southwest Parkway, the F4/EF-4 wedge destroyed many homes in the Western Hills (DR). Further eastward, many houses in the Faith Village were destroyed, Ben Milam Elementary School was severely damaged (#6 on the damage path diagram).

The Tornado was captured on camera from the south of the city by Pat Blacklock – see in the photos below (#5 on the damage path diagram).

 As you can see in the last few photos above, the gust front/strong west winds to the south of the Tornado can be seen producing waves on Lake Wichita – kicking up spray from the lake.

As the F4/EF-4 wedge crossed Kemp Boulevard, a number of commercial business were destroyed – resulting in several deaths. The Tornado’s most destructive winds missed the Sikes Senter Shopping Mall to the south, but a handful of stores were damaged.

Photo credit: UNKNOWN

Beyond the above mentioned shopping mall, the Tornado crossed a greenbelt area, “skirted” Midwestern State University on the south side – severely damaging more housing additions.

From the Ligon Coliseum of the University, Professor Joe Henderson captured the Tornado on camera (#7 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

The F4/EF-4 wedge was also captured on camera by Troy Glover from the roof of the Bethania hospital (#8 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Troy Glover

A number of people tried to outrun the Tornado as it crossed the south side of the city by getting in vehicles and driving east of Southwest Parkway – north on US Highway 281 and east on US Highway 287.

The Tornado blew many of those vehicles off the above mentioned highways, resulting in numerous deaths.

The F4/EF-4 wedge took the lives of forty two people in Wichita Falls, twenty five deaths were vehicle related and sixteen of the twenty five deaths got in vehicles to outrun the Tornado.

Before leaving the east side of the city, the Tornado destroyed the Sun Valley housing area, the Sunnyside Heights Mobile Home Park and several large commercial businesses including the Levi Strauss Plant – iconic jean maker.

Northeast of Wichita Falls, the Tornado trekked into Clay County. Not only did it enter a different county, it changed its appearance.

As seen in the photos below, captured by Winston Wells, the Tornado became multivortex (#10 on the damage path diagram). At one time, the F4/EF-4 wedge displayed as many as five satellite vortices. 

At this stage of its life, the Tornado did extensive damage just south of Dean and near Byars, destroying a significant number of rural homes, but thankfully causing no deaths.

The grief and devastation caused by this Tornado is almost unthinkable

This particular type of Tornado event is unheard of! A violent Tornado tearing through an eight mile section of a city.

In addition to the forty two deaths caused directly by the F4/EF-4 wedge, three more people died of heart attacks/illnesses during the stress of the Tornado’s life. The number of reported injuries approached almost eighteen hundred however additional injuries were never recorded.

In 1979 dollars, total property damage in the city was estimated at four hundred million.

Over three thousand homes were destroyed and another were damaged. One thousand apartment units/condominiums were destroyed and another one hundred and thirty were damaged.

Around one hundred and forty mobile homes were destroyed, two schools were obliterated and eleven others suffered significant damage. Over one hundred commercial businesses were destroyed, some of which were large businesses/manufacturing – including Levi.

That concludes our in-depth overview of the Tornado. Now, relive the Tornado in videos below.

8th June 1995 Pampa, Texas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The sexiest nader caught on camera!

The F4/EF-4 Pampa, Texas (TX) Tornado struck during the June 1995 Tornado event. Read a brief overview on this Tornado below.

The F4/EF-4 Pampa, TX Tornado – that swept through the west side of town – is considered the costliest and most destructive in Pampa’s history.

The slow moving and sleek Tornado was on the ground for around fifteen minutes, leaving a path of destruction three miles long.

When the Tornado dissipated, dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed causing almost thirty million dollars in damage.

With that being said, let’s move onto the next part of this article. In the videos below, relive the F4/EF-4 Pampa, Texas Tornado that struck on the 8th June 1995.

Terrible Tuesday: 5th May 1964 central/eastern Nebraska F5 & F4 Tornado

fifty five years ago today!

It was a terrible Tuesday! On the 5th May 1964, a historic, destructive and deadly Tornado event affected a number of counties within central and eastern Nebraska.

Two particularly damaging/significant Tornadoes touched down, one was rated an F5/EF-5 and the other F4.

Article clipping credit: NWS

It’s suffice to say, the above mentioned F5/EF-5 Tornado travelled nearly seventy miles from eastern Adams County to northwestern Butler County is the last F5/EF-5 Tornado recorded in Nebraska. With that being said, let’s get into an overview of the Tornado event.

For some residents in central/eastern Nebraska, 5th May 1964, started out like any other day. However, by sunset, it would be a day of total destruction. During the afternoon, severed thunderstorms developed and quickly pushed northeast.

Article clipping credit: NWS

One of these storms produced an F4/EF-4 Tornado touched down initially in southeastern Greeley County and destroyed much of Wolbach and caused several injuries – thankfully and fortunately no one died. 

It’s safe to say, the biggest and most destructive Tornado was yet to come. By 5:00pm, a Tornado touched down just southeast of Hastings and developed into an F5/EF-5. Two people were killed by this Tornado a farm three miles northwest of Bradshaw…

Article clipping credit: NWS

…There were also numerous injuries, including fifteen people near Shelby.

Fortunately, several towns along the way which were spared a direct hit, including Hampton, Bradshaw, Benedict, Stromsburg and Shelby. Suffice to say there was complete destruction of all farmsteads in the direct path.

It was a significant and powerful Tornado that completely destroyed at least a dozen of these farms within the first thirty miles of its track. The Tornado width was one quarter of a mile wide, sometimes two – three separate damaging funnels extended from the same cloud.

Article clipping credit: NWS – find more clippings here.

Hail preceded, accompanied and followed the Tornado touching down. The Tornado lifted near Bellwood in Butler County, the Tornado briefly touched the ground a few times in the next forty miles.

Find a poster about the Tornado, produced by the National Weather Service (NWS)  in the link below.

29th April 2017 Canton, Texas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

Today is the two year anniversary of the Tornado.

The EF-4 Canton (west), Texas (TX) Tornado struck during the April 2017 Tornado event. Find out more about this event here.  

In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Canton, TX Tornado that struck on the 29th April 2017.

Find footage of the damage caused by the above Tornado in the videos below.

Find more of our articles on Texas Tornadoes here.

Horrific! Husband captures the moment Tornado destroys his house…

…FYI: With sadness, even though this happened in 2015, his wife and next door neighbour died.

The Tornado in this video is the EF-4 that struck Rochelle/Fairdale on the April 2015. Read our recent article on this Tornado here.

In the terrifying video below, watch the moment a powerful Tornado destroys a couple’s house… WHILST HE’S IN IT!!!

As you may have seen, a message appeared at the start of the video. In case you missed it, you can read in full below.

“The video was shot by Mr Clarence “Clem” Schultz from the second story of his home in Fairdale, IL on 9th April 2015. Though Mr Schultz survived, he had a number of very serious injuries. Unfortunately, his wife and next door neighbour died in this event.

PLEASE do not attempt to video or take photos of a Tornado as it approaches your location. Please follow National Weather Service warning advice: “Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows.

If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. It is your life… and your responsibility to protect it.”  

The video was captured by Clem Schultz on the day the Tornado struck – 9th April 2015. It’s suffice to say this video gained a lot of attention.


April 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

RELATED: Videos of the Violent EF4 and EF5 Tornadoes on April 27, 2011

The April 2011 super Tornado outbreak was one of the biggest, deadliest and most destructive severe weather and Tornado outbreaks in the U.S. Suffice to say some of a handful of the Tornadoes that touched down during the outbreak struck heavily populated areas.

Regardless of alerts well in advance and short term warnings, the Tornadoes/storms killed three hundred and twenty one people and injured almost three thousand people, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – Storm prediction Center – SPC).

Nearly three hundred and fifty Tornadoes touched down in around of the south, Midwest and northeast states of the U.S. A majority of the Tornadoes that touched down during the April 2011 super outbreak happened on the 27th April, according to the National Weather Service.

The most destructive Tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-4 Tornado, which took the lives of sixty five people and injured more than one thousand people alone swept through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama during the afternoon/evening on the 27th April.

Suffice to say, within a matter of minutes, ten per cent of Tuscaloosa was destroyed and more than one thousand six hundred people were left homeless – including the students of University of Alabama. It has to be said, the above mentioned Tornado was one point five miles wide with winds of one hundred and ninety miles per hour. 

The Tornado was on the ground for more than eighty miles.

It has to be stated: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Tornado went onto to spawn other Tornadoes that “skipped” along a three hundred and eighty mile long path from Mississippi to North Carolina.

Three EF-5 Tornadoes, twelve EF-4 Tornadoes and twenty one EF-3 Tornadoes struck during the April 2011 super Tornado outbreak. Some of the violent storms coincided areas that were hit with severe weather and Tornadoes earlier in the month. April 2011 was a busy month!

A destructive and deadly Tornado outbreak took place on the 14th – 16th April, when one hundred and seventy eight Tornadoes touched down and resulted in the deaths of almost fourty people across parts of the Plains, south and eastern seaboard.

In closing, April 2011 saw a record seven hundred and fifty Tornadoes strike the U.S, according to the SPC – records go back to 1950.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it, now relive the April 2011 super outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.

Find an extensive video playlist of the Hackleburg/Phil Campbell EF5 Tornado below.

Furthermore, TV coverage and documentaries in regards to this outbreak can be found below.

UPDATE: A reader brought it to our attention that Smithville, Mississippi was struck by an EF-5 Tornado on the 27th April 2011 – watch two videos of the Tornado below.


The Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of 1991 – relive the outbreak in video

This happened twenty eight years ago today! A handful of iconic and reconisgeable Tornadoes struck on the 26th April 1991.

The 26th April started ominously as storms formed across central and western Oklahoma in the early morning hours which then moved northeast. A Tornado struck Tonkawa, northern Oklahoma around half an hour after sunrise. These storms moved northeast into Kansas…

…However these storms weakened in the late morning hours, but a dry line remained across central Kansas into central Oklahoma.

Storms then redeveloped in the afternoon along the dry line and outbreak of Tornadoes across much of central and southern Plains happened. Before the outbreak ended, over fifty Tornadoes had touched down in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska…

…Five violent Tornadoes touched down in southern Kansas and Oklahoma.

The most significant/deadliest Tornado touched down in Wichita, Kansas when an F5 Tornado swept through the southern and eastern portions of the Wichita metropolitan area – including the McConnell Air Force Base and the town of Andover.

Four other Tornadoes received the F4 rating in this outbreak, three of these violent Tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma. One Tornado overturned several cars on the Cimarron Turnpike before striking Wesport and Skiatook.

A second F4 Tornado struck Oologah, Oklahoma, northeast of Tulsa. The other violent Tornado was the only one to strike within the National Weather Service Norman (branch) area of responsibility – initially touching down east of Enid, around two point five miles from Garber…

…This Tornado ultimately became known as the ‘Red Rock’ Tornado. It touched down at around 6:30pm, moved northeast around sixty six miles over an hour and a half – making it one of the longest Tornado paths document in Oklahoma.

In closing of this outbreak overview, another six Tornadoes touched down in north central and north eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening of the 26th April 1991.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction.

Now you’ve read about it, now relive the 26th April 1991 outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.


Captured on surveillance camera! FedEx driver survives an EF-3 Tornado

A coke machine saved the driver! The Tornado struck Paincourtville, (south) Louisiana on the 23rd February 2016.

In the surveillance camera footage below, watch the terrifying moment a FedEx driver gets stuck outside during an EF-3 Tornado.

The surveillance camera footage was captured by the surveillance cameras at Sagona’s True Value Hardware store in Paincourtville, (south) Louisiana.

Find other surveillance camera footage from the store below.

Video credit: David Sagona
Video credit: David Sagona

Before we end this post: we have to mention that this Tornado was one of many that struck during the Tornado outbreak of the 23rd – 24th February 2016.

We will be producing a relive in video article regarding this outbreak in due course.


Alabama has been struck by fifty three Tornadoes in only four months

It’s been a busy year for Tornadoes in Alabama to say the least!

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, Alabama (AL) have put out a statement this week looking at 2019’s Tornadoes so far, safe to suggest it was astonishing.

We’re only four months into the 2019 Tornado season, and AL has been struck by fifty three Tornadoes.

Comparing that with 2018, when forty six Tornadoes struck AL – all year.

“The 30-year average count for Alabama Tornadoes in an entire year is 47. Therefore, we have already eclipsed the year average and we are not even through the spring severe weather season.”

NWS Birmingham, AL (Branch)

It’s suffice to say that this loosely runs from March through to May. One of the 2019 Tornadoes was the deadly EF-4 that struck Lee County on the 3rd March, killing twenty three people.

Find further relating-statistics from the weather service below:

  • There were twenty eight Tornadoes in AL in March – highest on record since 1950.
  • The Fifty three Tornadoes in AL before the end of April rank second all-time behind 2011.
  • AL has had nine Tornado days already in 2019. The thirty-year average is not far away, twelve point six.
  • The Fifty three Tornadoes confirmed so far this year make 2019 already number thirteen far annual number of Tornadoes since 1950
  • Of the fifty three Tornadoes confirmed so far this year, twenty four have been EF-0s and twenty three have been EF-1s. There have also been five EF-2 Tornadoes and one EF-4 Tornado.

“2019 still has a long way to go!”

NWS Birmingham, AL (Branch)

This post was inspired by this relating article produced by AL.com. You can read that article here.  

9th April 2015 Rochelle/Fairdale, IL Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The EF-4 Rochelle/Fairdale, Illinois (IL) Tornado struck during the April 2015 Tornado event. You can find out more about the event here.

In the videos below, relive the EF-4 Rochelle/Fairdale, IL Tornado that struck on the 9th April 2015.

Lastly, we wanted to share this incredible video of the EF-4 wedge in Rocehlle, IL.

The above video’s description can be read in full below.

“Viewer Tony Nelson was on his way home from Wisconsin last night when he captured this incredible video from southbound I-39.”


MUST SEE VIDEO! Watch Tornado rip roof from house

The Tornado in the below video struck during the severe weather event – outbreak of Tornadoes – of April 2018. Find out more about the event at the bottom of the article.

We’ve watched this footage over and over again! In the video below, watch a Tornado rip the roof from a house in Meridian, Mississippi.

The video was captured by Aeje Chaudhary on the day the Tornado struck – 14th April. However, the video was then sold to RM videos.

Subsequently, the video broker posted the video on their official YouTube account.

During the evening of the 13th April, supercells developed across northeast Louisiana  (LA) within the broad warm sector of strong surface “cyclone” not so far from the border of Kansas/Nebraska.

The storms displayed rotation almost immediately, which then began producing Tornadoes across northern LA.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), two Tornadoes happened in the NWS Jackson, Mississippi (MS – branch) forecast area – association with a supercell that tracked from near Rayville, LA1.

1: north northeastward along the Boeuf River.

It’s suffice to suggest these storms also produced strong wind as they moved into southeast Arkansas (AR). Overnight, the cold front associated with the storm system began to move eastward2.

2: A quasi-linear convective system developed over the ArkLaTex and moved eastward.

Again, according to the NWS, these storms reached the western portion of the Jackson, MS (branch) forecast area after 2:30am on the 14th April. Six Tornadoes touched down during the early morning hours across southwest AR…

…Not forgetting northeast LA – due to this line of above mentioned storms. The storms carried on to produce damaging straight-line winds, knocking down trees and power lines in a number of areas.

Throughout the morning of the 14th April, the storms continued to move eastward into MS. A handful of Tornadoes developed along this line of storms…

…Including one in Flowood, one near Noxapater, one in western Lamar County and the article-related EF-2 Tornado in Meridian.

FYI: Above mentioned areas all based in MS.