3 Day Severe Weather Outbreak across the south leads to fatalities

April 14th thru the 16th, 2011 will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the worst severe weather outbreaks in a long while. 200+ preliminary tornado reports were received during the 3 day period. Wowsers!

The outbreak started in OK/TX on the 14th and ended last night (16th) in the eastern Mid-Atlantic states. Unfortunately, there are reports of up to 45 fatalities across multiple states.

Multiple “bigger” cities suffered damage, including Raleigh, NC yesterday. I did manage to grab a couple of radar pics from the tornadic supercell as it raced towards Raleigh yesterday.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected. I know I keep saying this, but please make sure you have a working weather radio and take the necessary precautions when severe weather heads your way. 2011 is becoming a very deadly year.

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