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Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on April 24, 2014


... On this date in weather history...

In 1908... the Dixie tornado outbreak ravaged 6 states
resulting in horrific loss of life. Comprised of 16
killer tornadoes... this outbreak of tornadic terror
caused 320 fatalities.Hardest hit were Louisiana
Mississippi and Alabama. Three of the twisters were F4
monstrosities.The worst F4 tore through eastern
Louisiana and southern Mississippi. It killed 143 and
injured 770 along a track 155 miles long and around 2
miles wide! Putting that into perspective... the distance
from Wichita to Oklahoma City is around 160 miles. The
monstrous vortex leveled Purvis... MS where 55 died.
Early that morning... an F4 with a path 90 miles long and
averaging one half mile wide killed 91 and injured around
400 as it tore through northeast Louisiana and southwest
Mississippi. The third F4 that roared across northern
Alabama killed 35 and injured 108. It had a track 105
miles long and nearly one half mile wide. The 'land of
dixie' could easily be nicknamed 'the land of long track
tornadoes.'


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