Tag Archives: tornadoes

March Goes Out Like a Lion

Significant snow, severe thunderstorms, even tornadoes are possible across the U.S. today and tomorrow. The next week and a half will include dramatic weather in many areas as cold air from the north collides with warm, humid air in the South.

Thundersnow. Really?

If you consider what a thunderstorm is and how it forms, then you shouldn’t be surprised that thundersnow exists. Perhaps you should be surprised it doesn’t happen more often.

Fall Severe Weather Season is Approaching

Fall’s approaching fast (next Wednesday to be exact) and it’s time to start thinking about our second severe weather season. It’s true that tornadoes are most common during the spring months. However, both the spring and fall experience peaks of severe activity since strong winds, wind shear and atmospheric instability are present. During the fall, […]

Tornadoes Rip through the Midwest

At least 7 people in a rural community south of Toledo, Ohio were killed this weekend as severe weather rolled through the area late Saturday into Sunday. Authorities say tornadoes destroyed dozens of homes and heavily damaged the police headquarters and Lake High School. According to the National Weather Service in Cleveland, the tornado that […]

China: Severe Weather Kills At Least 39 People

Severe weather hit China’s Chongqing municipality towards the end of last week with strong winds, torrential rain, hail and tornadoes. At least 39 people were killed and more than 190 injured as severe weather struck the area early Thursday morning around 2 a.m. local time. People work by the remains of houses at China’s Chongqing […]

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 […]

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 […]