Severe WX Severe Weather Threat Jan 12th, 2023

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Thankfully no fatalities during the Monroe County Storm Thursday morning. Apparently no tornado warning was issued until AFTER the tornado was already down.
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Dang it MEG
Talked to Mom about the storm. She was at Walmart in Amory working when the warning was given. She said the same thing about the warning being late. She's pretty sharp for 84 yrs old and still working full-time. I worry about her living in Smithville since Monroe County is a severe weather magnet.
 

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From some of the pictures I’ve seen on Facebook, most of the damage so far I’ve seen in Coosa county is ~EF1. I don’t know exact location though as the signature was much stronger over southern Coosa. That is a ~25 minute trip for me so it may warrant a drive down where the radar showed the best velocity and the 60+ dbZ debris ball.
 

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I have a question. Why didn’t they issue a tornado emergency for Selma? Or did I miss it?


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Great question but one I don't have a clear answer for. They did issue a Tornado Warning with confirmation of the tornado but not a TOR Emergency.
 

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To those who are actually listening and not just hearing, "confirmed tornado" is enough to act on, and if it's weak or small tornado one could question whether it's really an emergency or not since few of the warned people will be much affected by it.

I think it was handled correctly here. Extreme words need to be reserved for extreme events only or they will lose the impact of their meaning when they're truly necessary.
 
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There were more long tracked tornadoes in this January 12th than November 4th-5th, November 29th-30th, December 12th-15th, and January 2nd tornadoes combined. I consider a long tracked tornado to be 20+ miles. 2 on November 4th, 1 on November 30th, 1 on December 14th, 1 on January 2nd, and 8 on January 12th.
 

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So Marbury now the longest path in January since 1975 nationwide and we know many of those insanely long tracker 50 or 60 years ago were probably family.
It thrown mobile home frame 250 yards and completely mangled.
 
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So Marbury now the longest path since 1975 nationwide
No. Let's run the list.

Bold - almost certainly accurate (or at least indisputably tracked over 75 miles)
Italics - almost certainly inaccurate
Normal - not sure

Hazlehurst, MS F4 (Mar 29, 1976, 126.5 miles)
Ulysses, KS F2 (May 18, 1977, 117.2 miles)
Wadena, MN F2 (Aug 26, 1977, 110.4 miles)
La Pryor, TX F1 (May 15, 1980, 99.8 miles)
Muscatine, IA F0 (Apr 4, 1981, 103.5 miles)

Gruver, TX-Beaver, OK F4 (Mar 19, 1982, 88 miles)
Delta, IA F4 (Jun 7, 1984, 134 miles)
Raleigh, NC F4 (Nov 28, 1988, 83 miles)
Lawrence, NE F4 (Mar 13, 1990, 131 miles)
Albion, IL F4 (June 1, 1990, 106 miles)

Brandon, MS F4 (Nov 22, 1992, 126 miles)
Wilson, NC F3 (Nov 23, 1992, 160 miles)
Aurora, NE F3 (May 8, 1993, 75 miles)
Mount Ayr, IA F3 (Apr 11, 2001, 76.5 miles)
Martinsville-Indianapolis, IN F3 (Sep 20, 2002, 112 miles)
Stockton, MO F3 (May 4, 2003, 86 miles)

New Boston, TX-Idabel, OK F2 (May 15, 2003, 78.3 miles)
Caruthersville, MO F3 (Apr 2, 2006, 77 miles)
Atkins-Clinton, AR EF4 (Feb 5, 2008, 123.5 miles)

Butler-Roberta, GA EF2 (Feb 17, 2008, 75.6 miles)
Picher, OK-Neosho, MO EF4 (May 10, 2008, 75.5 miles)
Yazoo City, MS EF4 (Apr 24, 2010, 149 miles)
Hackleburg-Phil Campbell, AL EF5 (Apr 27, 2011, 132 miles (a bit of that is indisputably a separate EF3, but the main EF5 still most likely tracked over 90 miles))
Cordova, AL EF4 (Apr 27, 2011, 127.8 miles)
Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, AL EF4/EF5 (Apr 27, 2011, 80.7 miles (May have actually been longer than official track)
Ohatchee, AL EF4/EF5 (Apr 27, 2011, 97.3 miles)
Enterprise, MS EF4 (Apr 27, 2011, 122 miles)
West Liberty, KY EF3/EF4(?) (Mar 2, 2012, 85 miles)
Holly Springs, MS EF4/EF5 (Dec 23, 2015, 75.1 miles)
Thornapple, WI EF3 (May 16, 2017, 82.5 miles)
Collins, MS EF3 (Apr 12, 2020, 83.2 miles)
Brent, AL EF3 (Mar 25, 2021, 79.7 miles)
Monette, AR EF4 (Dec 10, 2021, 81.2 miles)
Mayfield, KY EF4/EF5 (Dec 10, 2021, 166.4 miles)
Dresden, TN EF3/EF4 (Dec 10, 2021, 122.9 miles)
 
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