The new Super Outbreak?
There has already been a lot written on the 27 April 2011 tornado outbreak. My objective here is to catalogue images that are available on many websites' short-term archives (but will disappear in the next few days). The numbers are very impressive: at least 340 killed, making it the 2nd deadliest US tornado outbreak ever behind only the 18 March 1925 Tri-state tornado outbreak with at least 747 fatalities, several violent tornadoes (EF4+, including a preliminary rating of EF5 in Smithville, MS), probably over 100 tornadoes total, and thousands of structures damaged or destroyed. The numbers will be updated as NWS continues its storm surveys and local emergency management continue their recovery operations. Some are speculating that the death toll might approach the Tri-state toll (although with 400 more fatalities needed, let's hope that's just speculation). Here are a selection of imagery: