Radar Images:

 Here are two interesting sets of radar images. The first row of images displays two storms that were producing EF-5 tornadoes simultaneously. The second row of images displays three separate storms that were producing tornadoes simultaneously.

Two EF-5 tornadoes on the ground at the same time. Two EF-5 tornadoes on the ground at the same time.
Three tornadoes on the ground at the same time. These were the Bay, AR, Endville, MS, and Rienzi, MS tornadoes. Three tornadoes on the ground at the same time. These were the Bay, AR, Endville, MS, and Rienzi, MS tornadoes.

 

Satellite Images:

Here are a few satellite images from the tornado outbreak. The top row of images are infrared satellite images, the middle row of images are visible satellite images, and the bottom row of images are water vapor images. The three images in the left column show the first supercells beginning to develop near the Mississippi River. These storms developed along a dryline and ahead of a strong upper level disturbance. The images in the right column show the tornado outbreak in progress. In the images on the right, you can see the storms that produced the Smithville EF-5 tornado (over Northeastern Mississippi), the storm that produced the  Hackelburg and Phil Cambpell EF-5 Tornado (over Northern Alabama), and the storm that eventually produced the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham EF-4 Tornado (developing over east central Mississippi). You can also see numerous other supercell thunderstorms that produced other tornadoes as well.

Supercells beginning to develop. Tornado Outbreak in progress.
Supercells beginning to develop. Tornado Outbreak in progress.
Supercells beginning to develop. Tornado Outbreak in progress.

 


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