Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tornado and Extreme Weather Forecast for the Southern United States

more than 40 million people live in the vast area of ​​the United States that is policed ​​by Storm Prediction Center (SPC), The alert is of moderate risk due to forecast of Severe weather with severe thunderstorms and the potential for a few severe tornadoes, Which will happen this Tuesday afternoon and evening.

wide area under Severe weather watch over the next few hours begins in southeast Texas and extends into Georgia and north into Indiana and Illinois, The largest metropolitan areas included in Shreveport, Louisiana are; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee. Maybe it could affect Houston and Nashville as well.

Tornado and Extreme Weather Forecast for the Southern United States

According to the latest report, it is estimated that Strong thunderstorms within the lower and central Mississippi Valley between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Large hail and strong wind gusts are possible.

However, severe weather warnings are in place for Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is a possibility of rain and thunderstorm in the area on Wednesday as wellCaused by a wave of low pressure that moves from the lower Great Lakes to the central Gulf Coast.

“Weather conditions over parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi will allow storms to begin to spin easily, leading to an increased risk of tornadoes, Looking at the situation, few strong and long lived tornadoes cannot be ruled out,” the meteorologist said. AccuweatherAndrew Johnson-Levin.

Although the months of March through May are recognized as tornado season in the South, these events can occur any month of the year. According to historical records, on an average 54 times come in the month of November.

Graph Of The Average Number Of Tornadoes In The United States For The Month Of November
Graph of the average number of tornadoes in the United States for the month of NovemberNOAA / National Weather Service

Despite the fact that the authorities’ notices include a good portion of the states that were hit by multiple tornadoes in December 2021 that claimed nearly fifty lives and injured another 500, The forecast for this occasion is not so dire, According to experts, in such a situation, the temperature remains low between 10 to 20 degrees and there is not much moisture in the air.

Most Deadly Tornadoes in the United States They happened in 1925, 1971 and 2011. The 1925 tornado struck Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people. In 1971, a Category F5 tornado struck Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, killing 319 people. Finally, in 2011, an F5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, resulting in 158 deaths. all These events were devastating and their effects remain As a reminder of how powerful they can be.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is typically the busiest for air traffic in the United States; However, itineraries of 2,564 flights were delayed and another 63 were canceled in the last few days due to inclement weather.

Prior to these reports, it was expected that some 55 million people will travel this past Thanksgiving weekend98% higher than the pre-pandemic level.

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