Hurricane Katrina's powerful wind, rain and storm surge wiped towns off the map in Mississippi. And then there's the Smithville, MS tornado that cut a path of destruction that left behind very little to be saved. Both of these forces of nature claimed the lives of one too many. Both are also destructive and costly - but how they develop and form - is different.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This week is Tornado Safety Awareness Week. Despite having only two tornadoes touch down in our viewing area this year, our 1st Alert Weather Team is always looking for ways to better prepare you for severe weather. Our newest technology is Live Vipir Radar.
Tornadoes are no stranger to Mississippi and west Alabama. And because we've had so many, some refer to this region of the country as Dixie Alley. We took this question to Meteorology Professor Dr. GRADY Dixon at Mississippi State University, who clears the air.
Saturday: Look forward to lots of sunshine and high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Conditions will be great for tailgating before the big Ole Miss / Alabama game in Tuscaloosa or for any other outdoor activity your may have planned.