April 27th, 2011 weather analysis

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All the ingredients came together on April 27th, 2011 for a major tornado outbreak across Mississippi and Alabama.  This was a multi-day event in the Southeast that produced over 300 tornadoes and left hundreds dead.

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The tornadoes in the WCBI viewing area came in waves with deadly twisters occurring during both the early morning and afternoon hours.  The town of Smithville, MS took a direct hit just before 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service offices that cover our area have detailed summaries of all the tornadoes here:

NWS Birmingham

NWS Memphis

NWS Jackson