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The storms unloaded unprecedented February hail and spawned a tornado.

An incredible tornado survival story.

The unique geography of the South was a breeding ground for the violent winter storms.

  • Jeff Halverson
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  • Jan 23
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Nighttime severe weather tends to be the most dangerous simply because people are asleep in their homes and don't get the warning.

Where have all the tornadoes gone?

Two people died, and dozens of buildings were damaged.

The question being asked today: Why did the Storm Prediction Center miss this outbreak? And does it matter?

Classified as a landspout, the twister caused no damage.

It was what we call a "fair-weather" waterspout.

It might sound like the idea came straight off the PR desk, but there is some science behind the concept — if conditions are just right and the radars are used properly.

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