Their report on the tornado is here.
This multi-vortex tornado struck Mobile earlier this evening and, according to preliminary reports, did considerable damage. From what I've seen so far, no deaths and no serious injuries occurred. I'd like to think it was because of the tremendous amount of extra effort by meteorologists of all stripes to let people know that, even though it was Christmas, there was a major tornado threat.
This tweet, earlier this evening, was a bit disheartening:
At 1:05 this afternoon, about four hours before the tornado, I posted this National Weather Service "particularly dangerous situation" tornado watch here, on AccuWeather's Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter and elsewhere.
Then, at 4:19pm, I posted on the developing tornado threat for Mobile. The tornado is about 30 miles away at this point.
I post the information from this blog simply because it is easy and fast for me to access. The NWS did a great job with the watch and warning. I know AccuWeather was working hard to warn our commercial clients. As I see it, this is the bottom line:
To all the meteorologists who canceled vacations, gave up time with their families, and used their professional skills: You are heroes tonight!