DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to November 21 - 23, 1992, there was a truly impressive tornado outbreak which slammed portions of the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic states. As quoted from the "This Day in Weather History" team:
"During this particular severe weather event, there was no break in tornado activity from 1:30 pm on the 21st when the tornadoes started in Texas until 7:30 am on the 23rd when the last tornadoes lifted in North Carolina. On this date, severe thunderstorms spawned six tornadoes within 70 minutes in the Houston metro area. At one time, there were three on the ground in Harris County. The strongest, an F4, tracked 20 miles through the eastern suburbs of Houston destroying 200 homes and damaging 1,000 more. In total, 23 tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama. An F4 tornado killed 12 people on a 128-mile track through 7 Mississippi counties. The deadliest tornado of 1992, an F4 tornado killed 12 people on a 128-mile path through 7 counties in Mississippi."
Thus, this story reinforces the point that regardless of the time of year, there is always a threat for deep convective storm outbreaks across various parts of the nation. Moreover, that people should always be prepared for the coincident impacts of higher-impact severe weather events.
To learn more about this historic severe weather event from back in November of 1992, click on either this link or this other link.
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz