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Written by Reed Timmer   
Friday, 15 April 2011 05:09

At least 10 tornadoes were reported yesterday across Kansas and Oklahoma, including one particularly strong wedge tornado from a supercell that moved through Atoka County in extreme southern Oklahoma just north of the Red River.  Sadly, at least two fatalities resulted from this violent tornado from the communities of Atoka and Tushka, OK, which sustained the worst damage.  Several storm chasers were some of the first on the scene of the damage, and helped out substantially with the recovery effort.  Here is video of that tornado from Gabe Garfield and Marc Austin:

On the flip-side, we were chasing a supercell further north in Central Oklahoma, where the deeper moisture did not materialize, and witnessed thiis much weaker and harmless rope tornado just northeast of Chandler, OK.

Today in the Lower Mississippi River Valley, I would not be surprised to see 5 times the number of yesterday's tornadoes, especially across central and southern MS into AL where the strongest low-level wind shear and instability will coincide.  Forecast hodographs look extremely favorable for strong tornadoes ahead of the advancing front, with over 30 knots of 0-1 km wind shear creating insane helicity values.  The SPC currently has a moderate risk out for the aforementioned area, but an upgrade to high risk in the next outlook would not be out of the question, especially given the recent RUC model forecasts.  TVN is just now completing the all-night drive from Oklahoma to central/southern MS, and will be streaming live video of this chase at, and Tweeting throughout the chase (@reedtimmertvn).  Stay tuned for updates.


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Re:INSANE video from Oklahoma.. . Another Tornado Outbreak Today
Apr 16 2011 05:18:23
90 Tornado reports for Friday. That's insane!

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0 #1 Janmkenws 2011-04-15 02:23
There was some great footage of "sisters" on the first video. That doesn't get taped like that a lot.
+4 #2 Pierrot662 2011-04-15 03:05
The first vidéo looks like "Twister" !!
0 #3 Lilybooky9 2011-04-15 04:38
Awesome videos!!! That multi-vortex wedge tornado looked like it did some damage. What a monster!!!
-1 #4 OuterDark1 2011-04-15 06:38
Did I just watch the car crash on the Live Feed?
+1 #5 Lukas 2011-04-15 18:46
Whoa, that's some beggining of the season. This even struck news in Central Europe. Said that children died? :sad:
-4 #6 Stacyg ETRI 2011-04-16 02:07
Hey i have some footage of that tornado.... AND 2 others, look on my wall, but nice video guys and after it passed over us, yes... OVER, yall drove passed our truck.
0 #7 smalltexan 2011-04-16 03:35
Those vidoes were amazing! Well its a good start to the season to bad the tornadoes had to go through a town and cause fatalities!

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