Andy Hill ended his livestream a bit ago, and was my primary source of updates after Ryan Hall signed off for the night.
I’ve been supplementing with info from the NWS and the SPC, and from a couple tweets by WeatherNation.
Once the sun comes up, we’ll have a better understanding of the extent of the devastation that crossed Mississippi, but it is likely that the two tornadoes from Friday night will be historic.
Just a bit to the northwest of Rolling Forks is a region of poor weather radar coverage, and as we saw tonight, our national system of weather radar stations are essential for meteorologists to generate the alerts that save lives.
As our climate continues to shift and extreme weather events become more common, it becomes critical to be prepared for these sorts of events, but it also illustrates why we need to be doing all we can to mitigate climate change.
Finally, while the communities affected by these tornadoes have suffered the most tonight and absolutely require assistance in recovering and rebuilding, it is important to remember the other communities that have sustained flood and wind damage and will also need aid and assistance.