(RoyalPatriot.com )- In Tupelo, Mississippi, a meteorologist broke off his prediction amid coverage of a terrible tornado so he could pray for those in its path.
According to a report last Saturday, a video of WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan’s real-time reaction to an updated radar scan showing the town of Amory precisely in the storm’s path went viral all over the internet. Laubhan paused and offered a short prayer.
Laubhan stopped, dropped his head, and pleaded for Jesus to help them.
The latest estimates indicate that up to 30 were killed in the storms late last Friday in Mississippi and Alabama. The population of Rolling Fork, Mississippi, is 2,000, however, 13 people died there.
According to weather.gov, a tornado is a vertical shaft of whirling air that descends from a thunderstorm and touches the ground.
The most powerful storms in nature are tornadoes. Tornadoes, born from severe thunderstorms, may kill people and wreck whole communities in a matter of minutes.
Tornadoes may produce winds of up to 300 MPH. The arcs of destruction may be up to half a mile broad and 30 miles long. The same thunderstorm might potentially bring damaging downburst winds. Tornadoes and hail are often seen in close proximity to one another because the most potent thunderstorms that produce tornadoes also produce hail.
This threat poses some danger to all states, the report reveals.
Tornadoes vary in visibility, some readily apparent while others are hidden by rain or neighboring low-hanging clouds. Tornadoes may form very swiftly and fade away just as quickly. They typically only remain grounded for around 15 minutes.
Sometimes, the wind may settle down, and the atmosphere will become incredibly still just before a tornado strikes. If funnels aren’t present, a tornado’s debris cloud might highlight the location. Often, tornadoes form in the thunderstorm’s flank. It’s not unusual for the sky behind a tornado to be completely clear and sunny.