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System may forecast tornadoes weeks away; Test it next week

  Researchers say they’ve come up with a way to predict the likelihood of tornadoes two or three weeks in advance — a step toward better warnings of storms that kill an average of 80 Americans each year. Victor Gensini, a meteorology professor at the College of DuPage outside Chicago, found a link between tornado activity in the United States ...

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Researchers to conduct scientific study of Southern tornadoes

  About 40 scientists from around the nation are expected to participate in “VORTEX Southeast,” an upcoming study of the unique characteristics of tornadoes that develop in the South, weather researchers say. Like earlier studies in the Midwest, the research based in Huntsville, Alabama, will include mobile radars, drones and other equipment that can measure tornado intensity. It is set ...

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Powerful storms roll across South, causing death and damage

A deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday night was expected to bring severe weather to the Carolinas by Wednesday afternoon. The Tuesday storms mangled trailers at an RV park, ripped roofs from buildings and killed at least three people in Louisiana and Mississippi, authorities said. One of the hardest-hit areas in the Gulf Coast appeared ...

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Strong storms, possibly tornadoes heading toward Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — A line of thunderstorms moving across Texas was expected to bring severe weather to the Deep South on Tuesday. The storms caused some wind damage in south Texas, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The weather service estimates that more than 7 million people in parts of five states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida ...

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Meteorologist: Blizzards could hit North Mississippi on Friday

North Mississippi is under a winter storm warning and forecasters say Friday could bring blizzards, with up to 6 inches of snow and 35 mph winds. “It’s hard to believe a blizzard in north Mississippi, but the conditions are right,” said meteorologist John Moore III. He said rain will switch to snow late Thursday night, with snow falling most of ...

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Snow possible for West Tenn., eastern Ark., north Mississippi

MEMPHIS — Weather forecasters in Memphis are telling residents of West Tennessee, north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas to expect winter storm conditions. The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday night through Friday afternoon for large portions of the mid-South area. Forecasters say a storm will move through the area on Thursday night, creating ...

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Brandon Clement chasing storms and his dreams

By BECKY GILLETTE Some people might think it well, a bit foolhardy, to be chasing after tornadoes. But Brandon Clement of Terry finds it exhilarating to observe weather in its most extreme forms — and sharing that information with the National Weather Service, emergency responders and the general public in the form of live feeds goes beyond entertaining to being potentially ...

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Drought burns pastures, fields, posing threat to cattle

By JACK WEATHERLY “They’re burnt slam up,” said Bill Carr of his Choctaw County pasture lands and hay fields that haven’t had a rain since late July. His tends 35 head of what he says are brangus “mama cows” and two bulls on 70 hilly acres of pasture land. They are hungry. They came up to his tractor one day ...

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Cochran, Wicker announce FEMA grants for safe rooms

JACKSON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District will get more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund construction of three community safe rooms. The senators, in a news release Thursday, said that Tupelo will get nearly $1.1 million to build a 6,813-square-foot safe ...

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