8 years ago today was the largest November outbreak in recorded US history. I remember the day very well as the High Risk covered a HUGE area. A lot of people may not realize this, but Alabama has more tornadoes in November than any other month of the year. There is a Dixie Alley and the threat is very high for us in the Deep South during the late Fall. If you would like to read more about Dixie Alley I HIGHLY recommend everyone to read a very interesting paper by Alan Gerard (NWS Jackson, MS). Here is the Powerpoint presentation...
Also, here is something else I came across today. A detailed account of the day by Justyn Jackson. I hope he doesn't mind me posting this, but it's very well written and basically hits on all the main points of the day. It was a big chase for LDCT, as we were basically sandwiched between 3 tornadoes that night including a F-3 that hit the University for Women in Columbus, MS. Honestly we got lucky! I have always said that chasing in the Great Plains is very easy compared to chasing in the Deep South. Usually it's HP supercells at night in the pine woods. It's a totally different ball game and if you're not experienced on how to chase in Deep South you can easily die. I have grown up a lot as a storm chaser since that crazy night and I know today I wouldn't have done half the stuff we did that night. You live and learn!