Severe thunderstorms rumbled from Louisiana to the Carolinas on Monday into Tuesday, producing strong wind gusts and tornadoes that damaged dozens of homes, injured several people and downed numerous power lines and trees.
A potent cold front sweeping across the South was the trigger for the severe storms and an injection of moisture ahead of the front acted as the fuel. The front was associated with a powerful storm that dumped snow over the Upper Midwest.
On Monday, cities and towns from Louisiana to northern Alabama were hit by severe storms with high winds and several tornadoes.
One tornado touched down northwest of Atlanta, La., destroying three homes. This twister cut a path of damage about 100 yards wide.
Seven tornado reports came out of Mississippi and four of them have been confirmed so far.
The heaviest damage was in Starkville, Miss., where 15 people were injured. Many buildings were damaged with many mobile homes entirely demolished. There was also damage to the Starkville High School Athletic Fields.
SPC Storm Reports for 11/29/10. The red dots indicate tornado reports and the blue dots indicate wind damage.
Numerous homes were destroyed and five people were injured by a tornado and near Amory, Miss.
Yazoo City, Miss., was struck by a tornado on Monday evening as well, making it the second tornado to hit the area this year.
A tornado was confirmed on Monday evening 1 mile west-southwest of Millport, Ala. The tornado caused minor damage to several homes and destroyed many outbuildings. A tractor trailer rig was rolled over by the twister.
The thunderstorms rattled areas farther east on Tuesday, from southeastern Louisiana to Georgia and the Carolinas.
SPC Storm Reports for 11/30/10.
A tornado touched down in Dexter, Ala., causing minor roof damage and knocking down several trees.
Severe thunderstorm winds blew cars off the road and twisted road signs near Talladega, Ala.
Atlanta was among the cities and towns that got hit by violent thunderstorms with destructive winds. The thunderstorms snarled the afternoon commute in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
At least 56 homes and one business was damaged in suburban Gwinnett County, Ga., located about 35 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, by a possible tornado. According to CNN.com, at least a dozen of the homes sustained major damage.
Fresh cold air will slash temperatures and bring another dose of wintry weather to the Southeast later this week with widespread travel problems.
Innovations to the heating/cooling industries have inspired cost-effective and efficient methods to regulate temperatures.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
A storm rolling out of the Southwest will spread a swath of heavy snow and travel disruptions from the Rockies to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest early this week.
The Seattle area will be basking in sunny, dry skies for most of the week as temperatures stay near seasonable averages.
Mid-Atlantic Coast (1846)
Great Northeast storm and tide in Virginia. Record 5 feet above normal in Norfolk; $500 damage undetermined familial loss, 1,000 cattle drowned at Nott's Island, NC
North Carolina (1927)
Greatest modern snowstorm: 31" at Nashville, NC; 26" at Goldsboro and Edenton; 17.8" at Raleigh.
Cedartown, GA (1942)
19.3" of snow, greatest 24-hour snowfall in state history.