Monday, April 4, 2011

Severe Weather Update - Southeast

A line of intense thunderstorms continues to move Eastward across the southeast, currently stretching from the coast off of Lousiana, through middle and eastern Tennessee.  The line itself is moving East at 40-50 mph, while individual thunderstorms within the line are moving East/Northeast at as much as 60-70 mph.

Damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail are the greatest threats with this activity, although isolated tornadoes are also possible.

Below are the Severe Thunderstorm (blue) and Tornado Watches (red) that are currently in effect:

And here is an image with warnings that are currently in effect (severe thunderstorm in yellow; tornado in red):

Severe weather reports have been widespread today in association with this line, as indicated in the image below (tornado reports highlighted in the text box at the left side of the image - click to enlarge):

Severe storms will continue to advance Eastward this evening, eventually impacting the cities of Atlanta, Montgomery, Mobile, Tallahassee, and Knoxville (among others).

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