Wednesday, April 13, 2022

WTWO SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

 

Special Weather Statement
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
506 AM CDT WED APR 13 2022

...A Significant Severe Weather Outbreak is Expected Across West Tennessee this Afternoon and Evening...

A strong upper level disturbance, an associated cold front and a very unstable environment are expected to contribute to a significant severe weather outbreak beginning late this afternoon and continuing through the evening hours. Tornadoes, including some potentially strong tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are all possible. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding will also be possible.

The latest high resolution short-term models show isolated severe thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon. The thunderstorms will become more numerous over the following few  hours. Then, a line of severe thunderstorms will cross the Mississippi River around 6 PM and the severe weather risk will ramp-up associated with the front.  There are a few simularities to the March 30th outbreak with damaging wind and at least three tornadoes.

It would be wise to be in a substantial structure beginning late this afternoon and remain there until the line passes.  Have your safe place ready to used if needed later today.

Holmes

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