Tornadoes, Extreme Weather Develop in Red States on Eve of 2018 Midterms

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Over the past several days Meteorologists are reporting an increased likelihood of tornadoes developing in the Mississippi River Delta area and Lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. These are (perhaps coincidentally) the “Red” states that turned out heavily to elect Donald Trump the 45th US President in 2016. The states include areas of Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.

The National Weather Service reported November 4,

A significant severe weather outbreak is forecast to intensify Monday night with potential for very large tornadoes EF-2 or greater possible.

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NWS

A significant severe weather outbreak is forecast to intensify Monday night with potential for very large tornadoes EF-2 or greater possible. Remember to have more than one way to get warnings, and have a plan for how to manage taking action during nocturnal storms.

NWS SPC

An enhanced risk continues for Monday. Damaging winds, tornadoes, and large hail are possible for portions of the Lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Please check @NWSSPC or http://spc.noaa.gov  for forecast updates.

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On the evening of November 5 tornadoes were cited in Louisiana.

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Officials confirm multiple tornados have touched down in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana – WAFB

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On November 2nd one meteorologist told NBC New that “extreme weather could play a big role in voting.”

Meteorologists are tracking conditions for a potential tornado outbreak that could blow through a major swathe of the country early next week, and have an impact on several high-profile races along the way.

“It’s still too early to identify location and duration and potential intensity,” Patrick Marsh, a warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, told NBC News. “But extreme weather could play a big role on voting.”

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Bill Karins

With tornado outbreak potential on this Tuesday, the last time a huge political night was interrupted by Mother Nature was Super Tuesday 2008 when 87 tornadoes killed 57 people and did over a billion dollars of damage. @NBCNews @MSNBC @NBCPolitics

The potential extreme weather is reminiscent of the “Super Tuesday” tornado outbreak on Feb. 5 and 6, 2008, a swathe of destruction that left 57 people dead on a day when voters in 24 states were heading to the polls in caucuses and primaries for the presidential election.

“This has really been the third or fourth day in a row that we are seeing conditions set up for an extreme weather event in the Deep South on Tuesday,” NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins said on Friday (emphases added).


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James F. Tracy's work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.

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