The severe outbreak produced more than 120 tornadoes
- An extreme extreme weather outbreak hit parts of the Midwest, South, and East from March 31 to April 1, 2023.
- More than 120 tornadoes were produced, including several deadly tornadoes.
- Just under 1,000 reports of severe weather (hail, high winds, tornadoes) were received from this outbreak.
From March 31 to April 1, a major hurricane swept through several states in the Midwest and South, then brought damaging winds and tornadoes to the Northeast.
The National Weather Service confirmed that at least 123 tornadoes struck 14 states from Arkansas to Wisconsin to Delaware and New Jersey.
A tornado early Friday afternoon tore through parts of the north and west sides of the Little Rock, Arkansas metro area. This is rarely paid Hurricane emergency Before staff at the NWS-Little Rock office had to seek shelter on their own. The wreckage was thrown into the air and detected by radar. This tornado was tentatively classified as an EF3.
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A powerful tornado caused damage in Wayne, Arkansas, before moving east across I-55 and the Mississippi River into western Tennessee north of Millington. Two additional supercells have moved from southeastern Arkansas to northwest Mississippi, each potentially producing a tornado.
A powerful tornado developed Friday evening near Robinson, Illinois, then crossed the Indiana border into southwestern Indiana. Several other tornadoes were tracked across Indiana, including Frankfort.
An EF3 tornado, killing one person, touched down near Hazel Green in north Alabama early on April 1.
Below are the latest severe weather reports received by the National Weather Service in the past 36 hours, including reports of tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Storm Prediction Center issued a rare “high-risk” severe weather forecast for this outbreak, the first “high-risk” forecast they have issued since the March 25, 2021 hurricane outbreak in the South.
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