The way to start off the spring is definitely not by having really bad tornadoes. Tornadoes have been happening a lot lately. In the D.C region they been getting hit badly, Alabama and Georgia as well. This is what normally happens after a morning of cloudiness, breaks in the cover began to appear heading into afternoon. Temperatures rising into the low 80s most spots were just enough to heat the surface to a point where convection would initiate. Dew points, a factor in available energy, also crept from muggy morning readings in the mid 60s to summer like afternoon numbers near 70. Add in a spoke of energy moving through, and a whole lot of spin to the atmosphere thanks to an upper-level that created the Southern low and you’ve got a recipe for tornadoes in the area.
A quote from, April 27-28, 2011 tornado outbreak: “Numerous tornado storms impacted the D.C. region as well. The first of four overlapping tornado watches was issued around 2:00 p.m., running through the evening, as an isolated storm formed well off to the southwest. This initial round ultimately entered into the area by 5:00 p.m., when tornado warnings began to fly in places like Spotsylvania, Prince William and Stafford county in Va. and Charles county in Md. “As you can see from this storm are no joke. People have lost homes and some are still missing. These storms are out of control
Storms are really bad and could be dangerous. The winds that picks up could be strong and not good they can take down homes. People have to practically start their lives all over again because of the damage these storms do. They pick up so much speeds that everything just gets thrown around.These storms can be and usually are strong and deadly.