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

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.

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

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.”

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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6 thoughts on “Tornadoes, Extreme Weather Develop in Red States on Eve of 2018 Midterms”

  1. So is voting legitimate, and they have to go to these extremes to influence it? Or are candidates “selected” and can vote tallies be manipulated?

  2. “You give me a couple of elections commissioners and I’ll make those lever machines sing ‘Home Sweet Home.’

    Huey P. Long
    1933

  3. Remember Hurricane Sandy, right before the 2012 election? The mega-hurricane that was shown by Dutchsinse to have been “pushed” by an obvious, recorded burst of radar when it was just a puny storm way out in the Atlantic, so as to create rotation and push this newly minted hurricane toward the coast? Just a coincidence I’m sure, exactly like the weather you cite here…

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