A security camera at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, captured dramatic footage of the devastating EF3 tornado that tore through the town on April 28.
The NWS listed one fatality and 40 injuries from the incident. Estimates put the peak wind gusts at 150 mph for the tornado.
The deadly storm system that produced this tornado reigned over the eastern portion of the United States for five days, knocking out power to tens of thousands from Arkansas to the mid-Atlantic coast and taking more than 30 lives.
There were 121 tornadoes reported across the Deep South on April 28, along with 174 high wind reports and more than 60 reports of large hail.
Of the tornado reports, 21 have been confirmed from April 28. Two other tornadoes were also rated as EF3, with one EF4 that ripped across Mayflower, Arkansas.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will spread toward southern Florida as a tropical disturbance spreads northwestward from Cuba.
Following a tropical threat for the United States Gulf coast next week, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
After showers threaten to spoil outdoor plans over the weekend, Monday will feature great weather for the bank holiday in Wales and England.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Relief from the heat baking Germany this weekend will come by early next week, but not before violent thunderstorms threaten northern areas to end the weekend.
President Obama visited flood victims in Louisiana this week, while several tropical systems were on the prowl in the Atlantic.
Dearborn Co., IN (1864)
A railroad train on a Cincinnati to Chicago run lost a right of way meeting with a tornado. Accident occurred in Dearborn Co., SE IN, 15 miles from Laurenceburg at 5:45 PM. Train lifted off track - over 30 persons injured.
East Indies (1883)
Krakatoa volcano exploded - spectacular red sunsets over U.S. in November and December of that year.
Lake Okeechobee, FL (1949)
Hurricane sends 155-mph winds against levees but the disaster of 1928, when the levees broke, was not repeated.