Tag Archives: tornado

Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak on Monday, May 10th

Tornadoes ripped through the state of Oklahoma on Monday and so far have been responsible for killing at least five people and injuring at least 50 more. Storm survey teams have been out assessing the damage and the NWS in Norman said it will take some time to go through all the data and reports. […]

NWS: Single Twister Caused MS Devastation

The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi has confirmed that a single monster tornado is to blame for 10 deaths last weekend in the state. Five of the victims, including three children, were killed in Choctaw County, with four deaths reported in Yazoo County and one in Holmes County. About 700 homes were damaged in […]

Tornado Outbreak across South Kills 12 this past Weekend

Severe weather hit the Deep South this past weekend as a strong low pressure system and associated cold front moved through. According to the Storm Prediction Center, there were numerous reports of tornadoes: from Thursday through Sunday, there were 132 tornado reports across the Plains and Southeastern U.S. The greatest number of tornadoes, 69, was […]

Twisters Visit the Bahamas

As a young meteorologist stationed at Homestead Air Force Base in southern Florida, I’m familiar with the tropical weather of the region. Morning funnel clouds just off the coast were nearly as common as the sound of jet turbines spooling up at the first hint of daylight. Viewed from the control tower, distant waterspouts were […]

Coming Soon: El Niño and the Tornado

At the risk of making YourWeatherBlog begin to sound like YourElNiñoBlog, I wanted to tie the two main weather features of the coming couple of months into one sentence: El Niño will likely enhance the spring severe weather season with more frequent storms, stronger storms and more tornadoes. Tornadoes can generate wind speeds of 250mph […]

Tornado Season Underway

Based on the latest tornado statistics from the National Weather Service, there have been 49 tornadoes reported in the U.S. so far in 2010.  Forty-one of the reports came from local storm reports in January. On Monday, a tornado ripped through the western Oklahoma town of Hammon destroying at least five homes and leaving many […]

Russia: Wild Weather

Pink snow and tornadoes, those are the reports coming in from Russia today. The Moscow suburb of Krasnozavodsk experienced a rare winter tornado, as reported by MosNews.com. (I find it odd that there is no snow on the ground and the grass so green. Snow has been plaguing Moscow for the past few weeks/months. Could […]

Southern States Cooler and Wetter – and Free of Tornadoes?

[Just as this post was about to be uploaded to YourWeatherBlog an amended storm report surfaced that included a lone, weak tornado in California on February 27. Not wanting the facts to stand in the way of a good severe weather article, we’re posting the article in its original state while at the same time […]

(Some) Trains Don’t Like Snow

I raised an eyebrow when I heard last week that, due to the unusual cold and snow across Europe, the "Chunnel trains" had been stopped in the tunnels four times. Further research revealed the train engines ingested the snow, the snow melted and the water stalled the trains…on the tracks deep inside the 31-mile Channel […]