Saturday, January 1, 2011

Severe weather outbreak

A huge clash between unseasonably warm temperatures and bitter cold set the stage for a severe weather outbreak on Friday.  The first wave hit parts of Missouri and Illinois around midday and early afternoon.  A second wave hit the far south during the evening.  Both sets of tornadoes caused fatalities.

Detailed tornado path and damage surveys:   Missouri/Illinois   Southern states

(This same system, although in a much weaker state, brought us the steady rain on New Year's Eve into Saturday morning.)

A full tally about all the severe weather items can be found here.