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Severe Weather Season to Ramp up for May?

May 03, 2010
During the past week the severe weather season has dramatically increased across the U.S. especially through the Dixie alley (Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and the upper Tennessee Valley). The Yazoo City, Mississippi tornado was a violent EF-4 that destroyed parts of the city and additional tornadoes across Arkansas the past couple of days damaged homes and affected many residents. On another note is the historic amount of flooding that has taken place across Tennessee. The city of Nashville and surrounding areas had received close to 14 inches of rain in just 2 days. The rivers across the area have gone above flood stage and have washed out many homes, including mansions across the suburbs. This event will go down as one of the worst flooding events to affect the Nashville area.

Looking Ahead

The computer models are hinting at a very active May across the southern and central plains. While this can change, most models support a severe weather threat across the central U.S. the next couple of weeks.


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