Largest U.S. storm to happen in the next few days
POSTED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 4:06pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 4:14pm
BROWNSVILLE (NEWSCENTER 23) — Strong winds and gusts are what we have been talking about for the past two days.
And although we did register 90 mph gusts in the San Agustin Pass in Dona Ana County, that is nothing compared to what we will experience in the next couple of days in northern Texas.
Large hail, destructive winds, and tornadoes are an expected possibility the next few days.
Some Meteorologists are predicting this kind of severe weather for Alabama, Texas and all the way up to South Dakota and over into areas of the Midwest.
On Sunday the destructive weather threat moves more toward the east.
Huge hail and destructive winds become a concern once more, but the chance of tornadoes increase greatly today.
The greatest chance for such storms is in Arkansas along with parts of Louisiana, Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
On Monday it's looking like the system will continue to hold together and move even further eastward and so does any possibilities for devastating weather.
It looks like the greatest chance for the weather now is located around the majority of Mississippi and the western region of Tennessee.
On Tuesday, even though, that is a far ways out, some weather reports show that there could be a an additional day of potential destructive weather in a region that reaches from Alabama and Mississippi all the way up to parts of Kentucky!
How many remember the largest tornado that swept through back in 2011? Well some meteorologists are thinking that if this severe weather does strike the outbreak will happen exactly three years to the date of the largest tornado outbreak the nation ever had.
That tornado outbreak went on for four days which would be similar to this one, and spawned the infamous Tuscaloosa tornado which went all the way into suburban Birmingham, Alabama on April 27, 2011.
Now for the Borderland and the Valley, tornadoes aren't really a problem, but for those who are near the tornado zone, it can be very easy to forget what you learned about tornado safety, and in fact that is what some meteorologists are afraid of.
Just because the tornado season for 2014 has been fairly silent so far does not mean that could the threat is over.
In 2013, 55 tornado-related fatalities happened in Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Illinois and Arkansas.
In 2011 there were 553 people killed by tornadoes in what was considered the most deadly tornado season since 1936.
Remember: Anyone who lives in areas that are prone to tornadoes are recommended to review tornado escape plans and always pay very close attention to swift changes that happen with the weather.
Some tornado warning signs to look out for include green or dark colored skies; huge, dark, low hanging clouds; large falling hail and a loud roar that may sound like a freight train. These are all according to the Centers for Disease Control.
So these light winds are truly just a prick on the finger when it comes to severe weather. Stay safe everyone.