When historic and deadly tornadoes ravaged multiple states, AccuWeather meteorologists delivered critical warnings to businesses in their path, saving lives and property.
More than 50 tornadoes swept through 8 states during the night of December 10, 2021
With winds over 100 mph, the tornadoes caused catastrophic property damage and killed more than 90 people
AccuWeather provided up to 45 minutes of advance notice before the initial touchdowns, well ahead of public warning systems
A deadly tornado outbreak across eight states occurred during the evening hours of Friday, December 10, causing catastrophic property damage in some communities. Nearly 100 people were killed, with many others still missing, making it the deadliest outbreak of tornadoes since 2011. Days before, AccuWeather highlighted the risk of severe weather across the region and provided crucial detailed information, conveying the threat to residents and businesses. AccuWeather For Business meteorologists delivered SkyGuard® severe weather warnings to clients in the path of the storms, providing ample time to enact their Emergency Action Plans. During one of the tornadoes, AFB meteorologists provided more than 45 minutes of advance notice before the initial touchdown of what would become a dangerous EF3 tornado with wind speeds of 150 mph, a full 26 minutes ahead of public warnings.
When severe weather strikes, minutes matter. Partner with us and be the first to know.
Additional success stories from December 10, 2021:
Dickson, TN (EF2 tornado): AccuWeather clients received a warning 19 minutes before touchdown. Public warnings provided just 5 minutes of advance notice.
Burns, TN (EF1 tornado): AccuWeather clients received a warning 25 minutes before touchdown. Public warnings provided 11 minutes of advance notice.
Kingston Springs, TN (EF2 tornado): AccuWeather clients received a warning 37 minutes before touchdown. Public warnings provided just 3 minutes of advance notice.
Mt. Juliet, TN (EF1 tornado):AccuWeather clients received a warning 25 minutes before touchdown. Public warnings came 2 minutes after the tornado was already on the ground.
Hendersonville, TN(EF1 tornado): AccuWeather clients received a warning 39 minutes before touchdown. Public warnings provided 10 minutes of advance notice.
Severe weather can strike at any time. Join us Tuesday, December 21 at 10:15 a.m. Eastern for a live webinar featuring AccuWeather’s Senior Vice President, Weather Content and Forecast Operations, and Chief Meteorologist, Jonathan Porter. Along with Tom Bedard, Implementation Manager and Meteorologist, they’ll discuss the recent historic tornado outbreak and ways your business can prepare for dangerous weather year-round.
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