16 million people only 2 weeks before Christmas found themselves under a tornado watch and unfortunately, it was one of the deadliest winter outbreaks ever.
Only on Friday, 10. December 2021, we wrote about extreme winter heatwaves in the USA, which have brought record high temperatures and which are associated with an unseasonable storm activity /https://mkweather.com/winter-tropical-heatwave-hits-the-usa-unseasonably-hot-from-the-south-to-the-north//.
In southern states of the USA, tropical temperatures up to 95°F / +35°C are still forecasted and summer days (above 77°F / +25°C) should appear even in the northern USA.
In these anomalously was air masses, severe storm systems are moving through and Midwest, with a result of historic winter storm outbreaks with unexpectedly deadly potential.
Just on Friday, 10. December 2021, evening swept through Mayfield, Kentucky, a violent (EF4+) deadly tornado, which according to the fresh news estimates caused around 100 dead! /https://weather.com/en-IN/india/news/news/2021-12-11-tornadoes-rip-through-south-and-midwest-usa-at-least-100-dead/
Tornadic storms hit Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Illinois on Friday night — destroying buildings, leaving at the dead and dozens of others trapped inside buildings, according to watchers on Twitter.
“A terrifying, historic supercell.” – its a description of the event from another watcher, which posted analyses of Kentucky tornado parameters.
According to AccuWeather, wind gusts reached in Tremont, Illinois 85 mph / 137 km/h /https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/arkansas-missouri-kentucky-nighttime-tornadoes/1060335/.
In Earlington, Kentucky, 80 mph / 129 km/h wind gusts were measured.
Preliminary, the National Weather Service had created tornado reports from Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri.
The city of Mayfield, Kentucky, was significantly destroyed and now, are staying only eyes for tears and counting of fatalities and widespread damages.
The next storm systems should appear above the Midwest and neighboring US areas during the 2nd December 2021 decade – a peak of “summer” heatwaves is forecasted already around 14.-17. December 2021 and anomalously hot air from deserts in Mexico should be alternated by the next severe storm round.
Therefore, if you live in the region, we recommend you to watch current weather news, forecasts, warnings, and advisories.