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April 6, 2003

Severe South, Hail Storm Hits Near-Home

Our prayers go out to the friends and family of NBC anchor David Bloom, who suffered a pulmonary embolism while embedded in Iraq and died. While I never met Bloom myself, I worked for NBC for two years, and still work for them through Internet Broadcasting Systems.

Severe Weather: Parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were under severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings early Sunday evening. Check out the watch/warning map (it’s all lit up tonight) and NWS U.S. text warnings page for updates. Here’s a radar loop for the area. TheJacksonChannel.com has some good live webcams in Jackson. Birmingham cams: WBRC-TV, and WVTM-TV (click on ‘Skycam’), and The Bama Cam offers streaming video of Tuscaloosa.

I’m back in Arlington after spending last night in Keller, TX (near north Fort Worth), where hail approaching the size of golf balls fell in some parts of the city. It was the largest hail storm I’ve seen. Read details on the storm from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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