Memphis, Tennessee Under a Tornado Warning (4/26/2011)


A tornado warning is in effect for Shelby County, Tennessee. This includes Memphis. There has been reports of a rain-wrapped tornado in Crittenden County, Arkansas just west of Memphis. Also reports of 2 trucks overturned on I-40 near Marion, AR from that Memphis metro rain-wrapped storm.

Dr. Greg Forbes of the Weather Channel: “Possible tornado, very strong winds at least, in the Marion area, just outside of Memphis.”

Here are weather statements on this storm.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
634 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE… NORTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE… SOUTHERN TIPTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE… UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 634 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MILLINGTON…OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MEEMAN SHELBY FOREST STATE PARK…MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ARLINGTON…BARTLETT…BRIGHTON…DIXONVILLE…EADS…ELLENDALE… LAKELAND…MILLINGTON AND MUNFORD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

.HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
624 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

ARC035-TNC157-270015-
/O.CON.KMEG.TO.W.0070.000000T0000Z-110427T0015Z/
CRITTENDEN AR-SHELBY TN-
624 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR WESTERN SHELBY AND EAST CENTRAL CRITTENDEN COUNTIES…

AT 624 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ST CLAIR…OR 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF WEST MEMPHIS…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SUNSET…WEST MEMPHIS…DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS…FRAYSER…MIDTOWN MEMPHIS…HARVARD…BRIARK…BRIDGE JUNCTION…BLANTON…MOUND CITY…ST CLAIR…REDMAN POINT…GAMMON AND GILESTOWN.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES AREAS NEAR LAKE MCKELLAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH.

.HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW

TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
609 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR.. EAST CENTRAL CRITTENDEN COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS… WESTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 610 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A TORNADO NEAR WEST MEMPHIS…OR NEAR MARION…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SUNSET.. WEST MEMPHIS…DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS…FRAYSER…MIDTOWN MEMPHIS AND MEEMAN SHELBY FOREST STATE PARK.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES AREAS NEAR LAKE MCKELLAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

.HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE
TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

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