April 29, 2011
Veteran tornado watchers saw Wednesday's mega-twisters coming.
But they were still staggered by the destruction that a massive storm system unleashed across the South and Southeast that leveled broad swaths of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and killed more than 280 people.
"I've been at this for a while, and I've never seen anything like this," said Chris
Weiss, an associate professor of atmospheric science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock,