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Jackson 2nd on Weather Channel’s list of Top 10 tornado cities

April 29, 2013

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Dr. Greg Forbes of The Weather Channel has ranked his Top 10 tornado cities, and Jackson ranks second. Three Alabama cities make up the rest of the top four, with Huntsville first, Birmingham third and Tuscaloosa fourth. According to the Weather Channel’s website, Forbes based his information on tornado paths that came with 75 miles […]

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MEMA: Severe weather threatening north and central Mississippi

April 18, 2013

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The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to prepare for severe weather this afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, an approaching cold front will bring the possibility of strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. The latest NWS forecast calls for the threat of severe weather moving into the […]

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Another blow? State could see more severe weather

April 17, 2013

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It has been a stormy start to the year here in Mississippi, and that trend looks to continue tomorrow. In fact, we could see our stormiest day yet. A massive storm front is now pushing its way through parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, and has the Magnolia State in its sites. Currently, the National Weather […]

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Links to tornado coverage from Weather Channel, WCBI and WTVA

April 12, 2013

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Here are links to television coverage of the Thursday’s deadly tornado in East Mississippi. — Video of newcast from WCBI in Columbus showing damage left behind from the storm and an interview with a witness. — Weather Channel report on You Tube with analysis of Tony Sudduth’s tornado video from Prairie Point. – Story from […]

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

February 13, 2013

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It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring […]

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Weather Channel apologizes for Hattiesburg name goof

February 12, 2013

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Eventually, The Weather Channel will learn its Mississippi geography. The weather network has apologized for referring to Hattiesburg as Johannesburg, MS, in its post-tornado coverage Monday. During Hurricane Issac, the network upset many when it referred to Mississippi as the “Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile,” prompting a Facebook page by that name. The […]

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