Deadly gaps: Weather radar’s inability to see everything is an issue

The EF-2 tornado that touched down the night of March 14 in Elmore County was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that formed in a weather radar gap in west central Alabama. The same storm was responsible for tornadoes in Marengo, Perry, Dallas and Autauga counties as it tracked across the midline of the state, before…

Mississippi tornado levels Dollar General store, damages other buildings

A tornado ripped through northeastern Mississippi on Tuesday evening, leveling a Dollar General store and damaging several other buildings. After the twister passed, the store in Tishomingo, about 242 milies northeast of Jackson, near the Alabama and Tennessee state lines, was a pile of rubble, video posted on social media showed. The tornado also caused…

Storm surveys add tornadoes in Humphreys and Cumberland Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The National Weather Service continued surveying storm damage and confirmed two new areas of tornado damage. The first was in Humphreys County. This is a continuation of the path of the EF-2 tornado already confirmed in Benton County. It moved into across the Tennessee River into Humphreys County northwest of Waverly…

Tornado hits downtown Nashville, at least 9 die in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least nine people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville. Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees, leaving city streets in gridlock. Schools, courts,…

Nashville area tornadoes kill at least 7, and one hit CBS affiliate directly

Two tornadoes touched down in central Tennessee early Tuesday, killing at least seven people, authorities said. One of them hit the CBS Nashville affiliate directly. WTVF-TV described damage around town as extensive. A video posted online from east Nashville showed what appeared to be a well-defined funnel moving quickly across the city. Lightning repeatedly flashed…

Elkville community remembers tornado impact for the three year anniversary

Elkville, Ill. (KFVS) – Three years ago this week, Jackson County, IL was hit by an EF-4 tornado. It’s the same tornado that hit Perryville, Missouri, demolishing homes, damaging businesses, and leaving the community in disrepair. Elkville resident Denni Bastien owns the baseball ballpark in the heart of Elkville right off the highway US 51.…