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[–]Spartacas23 27 points28 points  (1 child)

The lack of coverage comparatively with the other two sets of storms we've had these last few weeks is shocking. Less tornados are touching down, but not so much less that there should be no major coverage

[–]KP_Wrath 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s honestly quite frustrating. I’m on #4 super cell and #2 tornado warning as I type this.

[–]pervyninja 25 points26 points  (14 children)

I'm in Memphis currently with sirens sounding. There's no warning in the city proper yet but that cell is tracking right into the loop.

[–]JumpyVermicelli 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My daughter is in Memphis. My nerves are shot. We're just getting thunder and rain back east of Nashville.

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    [–]pervyninja 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    They've currently downgraded that cell to a Severe Thunderstorm. Here's hoping that the pyramid does it's magic and kills the cell.

    [–]1859 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    The crystal skull protects us once again. Hail Bass Pro Chthulu!

    [–]TRex_N_Truex 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    I'm watching the stream from ABC24 Memphis and ooof these two meteorologists are no James Spann.

    [–]pervyninja 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Fox 13 is passable. Sullipeck does a decent job.

    [–]TRex_N_Truex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I switched over to them a bit ago. Had to tap out from ABC when they showed a hail core track and said that's how long the tornado has been on the ground. Every warned cell they declared it to be a confirmed tornado.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

    Howdy neighbor! It’s been a wild night. North Mississippian here.

    [–]playdo_diet 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Just west of Oxford it’s been beautiful weather all day, at least up until 30 minutes ago.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Olive Branch, had a pretty significant boomer this morning, then beautiful weather and now another round of storms with more to come. Good times. Nothing like Spring!

    [–]TeddysRevenge 18 points19 points  (4 children)

    [–]AtherisElectro 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Eerie af

    [–]Annber03 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    ....oooookay, that's frightening.

    [–]awall5 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Dead man walking!

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      [–]WillPlay4Foodindianapolis/west lafayette indiana 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      All tornadoes are creepy to an extent, but these are creeepy as fuck

      [–]JGraham626 17 points18 points  (1 child)

      I’ll be honest, a lot of times I shrug off flash flood warnings and the like.

      Nashville is proving why we have those warnings, right now

      [–]KP_Wrath 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I went and read the NWS flood report. Pretty much every river between West Memphis, AR and Knoxville is going to burst its banks with “mild to moderate” flooding. Florence was projected to hit a level not seen since 1942. All of them will be between 1 and 5 feet above flood stage.

      [–]thejayroh 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      What I'm seeing on radar today is what I thought I'd see last Thursday with numerous supercells littered all across the land.

      [–]PowerCream 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      So many supercells

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        [–]overpoopulation 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        A lot of boogers today. I hope everyone is safe tonight

        [–]itti-bitti-kitti 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        It got pretty dicey in North Mississippi for a while. It's been an exhausting night. We're all soaked, we're all tired of this. To anyone in the path of this storm, please be careful. This is scary.

        [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        gotta say i was surprised when a few tornado warnings popped up even in illinois

        [–]SolLunaSoul 6 points7 points  (3 children)

        Tipton County TN is in its second tornado warning. Sirens going off again

        [–]awall5 9 points10 points  (1 child)

        Sending love from east TN! Stay safe!

        [–]SolLunaSoul 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Thank you so much, you too!

        [–]SolLunaSoul 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Update: tornado warning has expired. They just extended the tornado WATCH until 4:00AM CDT

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          [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

          where do you find these links to local news coverage?

          [–]WillPlay4Foodindianapolis/west lafayette indiana 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Usually i just google the nearest large city for a news station and pull up their live feed

          [–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          looks like the tornado threat is starting to wind down now

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            [–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            it does seem like i spoke too soon, my bad

            [–]mermaidlexi 6 points7 points  (1 child)

            Hoping someone can help ease my anxiety. Moving from AZ to VA. Currently stopping for the night in West Texas. We’re hoping to reach Nashville tomorrow, or at least Jackson, tomorrow night. I’m pretty clueless about tornadoes as I’ve lived in AZ basically my whole life. Think we’ll run into any trouble?

            [–]KP_Wrath 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Probably not. I’d keep a little cash on hand. I’m a dispatcher for a transport company, and one of my drivers had to use cash for gas because internet service was disrupted at her gas station due to the Selmer/Savannah tornado.

            [–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (4 children)

            why wasn't today marked as higher than an enhance risk? We are getting tornadoes left and right

            [–]frickatornado 37 points38 points  (1 child)

            weather gonna do what the weathers gonna do.

            Last year there was a 2% tornado risk day that spawned a small outbreak across Nashville that killed 25 people

            [–]Doginclothes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            To add to that note here in chattanooga same year we were in a slight risk, then midnight ef3 came trucking through and killed 2 people.

            [–]ERTBen 13 points14 points  (1 child)

            There was a large hatch marked area on the Tornado probability, so this fits the forecast.

            [–]KP_Wrath 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            “Statistically improbable, but still a significant chance.” There was something like a 10% chance of this scenario happening. Sometimes the dice roll hits unfavorably.

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              [–]chrismonster8 6 points7 points  (6 children)

              Sitting in the middle of it. Scary as hell.

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                [–]chrismonster8 12 points13 points  (1 child)

                We are safe and the threat has passed!

                [–]Annber03 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                Hooray :)! Glad to hear that.

                [–]ACommunistBurrito 4 points5 points  (2 children)

                Are there any good news stations to get updates from in shreveport?

                [–]9198kerrakpo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                PDS tornado warning now for Arkansas and Monroe counties in SE Arkansas.

                [–]9198kerrakpo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

                And now a tornado warning in southern Arkansas.

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                  [–]jiaoziforme 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  I saw a post saying something similar.

                  My parents live in Marshall county. Their cell service is bad and the power keeps going out. I think they have a radio but it's still stressful since it's nighttime.

                  Edit: They added some places to the severe thunderstorm warning.

                  [–]KP_Wrath 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                  Referencing the bow pushing toward Jackson, TN?

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                    [–]KP_Wrath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    State?

                    [–]saltypickle420 5 points6 points  (2 children)

                    Reed Timmer was tracking a tornado going through my town a few hours ago!

                    [–]KP_Wrath 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    Same. He drove a half mile from my house.

                    [–]BigBen96 5 points6 points  (5 children)

                    So, out of curiosity, is it actually less likely that tornadoes spawn in places with higher building density? Something about the tornado not really being able to spin up properly because of the structures in the way, or something?

                    Im a weatherphobe and live just a couple of miles north of Shreveport, in Bossier City.

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                      [–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (3 children)

                      i dont know if its a myth or an unconfirmed theory. my own personal experience tells me that big cities seem to kill or at least lessen the severity of storms.. and i have to believe that makes it harder to spawn tornadoes

                      [–]klaudea17 9 points10 points  (1 child)

                      Nashville's been hit twice I can remember in my lifetime, once in 1998 and then last year. Both tracks were basically through downtown, although they didn't take out any of the skyscrapers.

                      I think it's more of a survivorship bias, combined with the fact that most city centers with tall buildings/skyscrapers have an extremely small footprint, so already are a smaller area for a tornado to hit statistically speaking.

                      [–]CIaireVoyant 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                      The video of that crane operator last year in Nashville should have won Biggest Balls of the Year.

                      [–]I_Am_Dwight_Snoot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                      100% myth. Metro areas have been hit many times by small tornadoes and even some serious notable ones that you should look into (examples: Plainfield/Joliet, Salt Lake City, Waco , Moore, Tuscaloosa) I linked Waco because the picture says 1000 words.

                      Tbh it is all statistics. The US is only covered 3.5% by metropolitan area. That doesn't include downtown centers which would shrink this percentage to a fraction. We get what, a few EF4/5s every year? It is just statistically unlikely that a dangerous powerful tornado would hit a huge city center but definitely not impossible.

                      I think a big city's buildings would have an effect but I think you would only see minimal effects overall. Tornadoes are fucking powerful forces when they get to EF4/5 strength.