Remembering the April 15, 2011 Leakesville Tornado! (credit: NWS Mobile, Alabama)
DISCUSSION: As of yesterday, many people across the greater Southeast United States still clearly remember the terrifying memory and anniversary of the mid-April 2011 tornado outbreak which included the EF-3 tornado which impacted the city of Leakesville, Mississippi. Attached below is the direct excerpt from the National Weather Service office located in Mobile, Alabama on this severe weather event.
"Today is the 6th Anniversary of the April 15, 2011 Tornado Outbreak across our area. This Tornado Outbreak across the Deep South was part of a 3-day violent weather outbreak (April 14-16). In total, there were 178 tornadoes over this 3 day period with 73 tornadoes on April 15 alone. 18 of the 73 tornadoes occurred across the NWS Mobile/Pensacola County Warning Area (CWA).
More local tornado information can be found on our event webpage which can be found at the following link: www.weather.gov/mob/2011_April15_Tornado."
To learn more about other past historic weather events from around the world, be sure to click here!
©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz
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