Tornado tracks seen from space

Brown Gashes on an Otherwise Green Earth - click to enlarge this image.

Mike Smith of Wichita, KS based Weatherdata Inc. submits this image of tornado tracks from the April 26-28 tornado outbreak near Birmingham, AL

This from the AQUA earth-monitoring satellite. These tornadoes were so large they left visible brown gashes on the Alabama countryside. To help you find the gashes, storm chaser Aaron Kennedy put yellow lines parallel to the tornado’s tracks. I have added the arrows.  The city of Tuscaloosa is between the “a” and my first arrow. The path across Birmingham was largely covered by clouds when the satellite passed over.

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