Weather radios across the state have been working overtime the past few days, here on the coast early this morning as the lightning and thunder was rocking and popping from about 2:00 AM to almost daylight. Human suffering and major damage stretched across the state but Louisville and Tupelo were hit very hard as the following tweets illustrate:
Continue reading “That high pitched squeal brings back bad memories…..”
Its lights out here in Buzzard’s Roost this morning folks and I’ve heard from others in the Slabbed Nation that have taken some wind damage this morning.
I’ll check back in a bit later with a new episode of Magnum JD, Redflex and the man of the moment Judge Robert Murphy.
Update: Continue reading “Ash Wednesday Weather (Updated)”
My friend sent another telephone number for the Black and White Department Store in Yazoo City – 662-746-1671 – along with a “thank you” to those trying to reach the store. Ask for John.
As Sop reported, weather was the big story here over the weekend. Governor Barbour described the damage in his home county of Yazoo as looking “like Katrina”. This photograph, found in the Clarion Ledger’s excellent coverage of the story, is an example of the Katrina-like damage the Governor could see from his helicopter view.
Without any doubt, a tornado is a windstorm; but, What is a Tornado? points out common misunderstanding about these deadly storms – and the photograph that follows, one Sop took after Katrina, points out Governor Barbour was right when he claimed the tornado damage was a Katrina-look-alike:
The most widely-accepted definition of a tornado can be found in, among other sources, the Glossary of Meteorology…corrected in the new Glossary (Glickman 2000).
Tornado — 1. A violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a funnel cloud.
Since it is the wind associated with the rotating air column that does the damage, it is the moving air (wind) and not the cloud that constitutes the tornado…. (Doswell, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies; Norman, Oklahoma)
Two look-alike photographs of damage – one from each storm. Can you guess which storm caused the damage in the photograph below the jump? Continue reading “Wind damage – this time no flood!”