More or less yes, vortex breakdown can often lead to this type of appearance.Out of curiosity, do you know why the Cullman tornado changed its appearance so much; many times it went invisible (or at least parts of it did), was it constantly transitioning or something to that effect?
Same here, the "Significant" thread is nearly to 200 pages and many of them are repeats of previous postings, it might get too bloated.Kind of ironic that there will be a severe weather threat in the South on or the day after the 10th anniversary, although I suppose not that unexpected since 'tis the season.
I can't help but wonder if all the posts about this day in "Significant Tornado Events" ought to be moved to this thread.
Thanks for sharing this.I would encourage everyone to go listen to tonight’s episode of WeatherBrains (Spann’s podcast). They reflect on the event with lots of big names from that day, including the Meteorologists-in-charge at the NWS offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Jacksonville. I never appreciated how deeply this event impacted the NWS folks until I heard this tonight. Some of them suffered serious mental health struggles after 4/27/11.
And about this time Alabama had just been slammed, hundreds of thousands of people had no power, five people in AL were dead, and the big event was yet to come.Well, ten years ago right now the rather more significant than expected overnight MCS was racing through Mississippi... stuff was about to go very downhill