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  • Two Killed, Structures Leveled In Tornado Outbreak Across Oklahoma

    05/09/2016 6:22:55 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 3 replies
    News9.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Matthew Nuttle
    Oklahoma - Multiple tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma killing at least two people and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. ... Hail the size of tennis balls have also been confirmed. Multiple homes and structures were damaged or destroyed by the tornado, including some mobile homes and barns. Most of the damage was located in the area of Elmore City, Katie and Wynnewood.
  • Rover and out: Stray dog takes out RAF jet as it landed at 200 miles per hour

    03/11/2016 2:54:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Sun, U.K. ^ | March 11, 2016
    AN RAF warplane targeting IS was badly damaged after hitting a stray dog as it landed at 200mph. The Ł9.4million Tornado GR4 was returning to a base in Cyprus after a night sortie. Its fearful pilot and navigator even considered ejecting from the jet — still carrying a payload of Brimstone and Paveway missiles. But a relieved source said: “No one was hurt, just shaken up.” Tuesday’s scare at RAF Akrotiri saw fire crews race on to the runway, as a refuelling tanker that had accompanied it was forced to circle for half an hour. Damage to the undercarriage was...
  • Pensacola, Florida Tornado Damage (vanity)

    02/23/2016 6:56:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 88 replies
    VANITY
    Hearing it is very bad. Three buildings collapsing, including an apartment building.
  • Dozens of homes destroyed after tornadoes touch down in Alabama, Mississippi

    02/03/2016 3:00:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Fox News
    Strong storms in the Southeast spawned tornadoes that touched down in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and at least one church, as well as a prison. No fatalities or major injuries were reported. The worst damage occurred Tuesday in Sapps, Ala., a small community near the Mississippi border approximately 40 miles west of Tuscaloosa.
  • Tornado jets it sent to Syria for spying missions can't fly at night

    01/19/2016 8:55:48 AM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2016 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    German Tornado jets deployed to Syria for spying missions can't fly at night because the cockpit lights blind the pilots, it was reported today. It is a fresh embarrassment for the German defence ministry which has been battling equipment problems. The six aircraft sent to Syria are fitted with surveillance technology and had been touted as being capable of taking high-resolution photos and infrared images, even at night and in bad weather.
  • Ted Cruz and Texas officials tour storm-ravaged Rowlett

    12/30/2015 9:31:21 AM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 30, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Sen. Ted Cruz and a cadre of Texas elected officials are in Rowlett Wednesday to view the destruction heaped on Rowlett by Saturday’s ferocious tornadoes.Cruz, a Republican presidential contender, was joined by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, state Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale, state Sen. Bob Hall, R-Canton, and Rockwall County Judge David Sweet on a tour of affected neighborhoods with Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel.In front of Rowlett City Hall, Cruz shook hands with Mayor Todd Gottel.“My prayers are with you,” he said.The tour of the damaged areas began on Rowlett’s Harbor Drive, where Gottel told Cruz about Saturday’s emergency...
  • Ted Cruz to visit tornado-torn Rowlett Wednesday

    12/29/2015 7:39:36 PM PST · by Isara · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2015 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Sen. Ted Cruz will visit Rowlett Wednesday morning, where he will tour areas hit by Saturday’s deadly tornadoes.He will be joined at 9:30 a.m. by the city’s mayor, Todd Gottel, at Rowlett City Hall. A spokesperson for Cruz said he planned to get an update on the storm’s impact from area officials before visiting affected neighborhoods.“Our prayers are with the families of everyone who lost loved one and who lost homes,” Cruz told me before a rally in Cisco.The senator said he was proud of how North Texas residents were helping the victims of the storm.“It’s amazing to see Texans...
  • At Least 11 People Killed in North TX Storms: Police

    12/27/2015 5:38:34 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/27/15
    At Least 11 People Killed in North TX Storms: Police Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 | Updated 7:20 AM CST Eleven people have died, including a young child, after severe storms spawned several tornadoes Saturday afternoon and evening in North Texas, officials say. National Weather Service Meteorologist Anthony Bain in Fort Worth said several tornadoes touched down, although the full extent of damage would not be known until daylight Sunday.
  • Texas FReepers! Please check in if you can! Major storms and tornados.

    12/26/2015 5:19:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 294 replies
    BTLD | 12/26/15 | BTLD
    I am seeing all kinds of Breaking News stories about severe weather in Texas. Is everybody OK? Please check in, if you can. Be safe!
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch Issued: Outbreak of Severe Weather South, Ohio Valley

    12/23/2015 11:12:37 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 25 replies
    weather.com ^ | December 23, 2015
    A "particularly dangerous situation" (PDS) tornado watch has been issued by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for parts eastern Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, northeast Louisiana and western Tennessee until 8 p.m. CST. This type of tornado watch is issued in rare situations when long-lived intense tornadoes are likely, according to the SPC. Severe thunderstorms have already caused wind damage in parts of Arkansas, southeast Missouri and Illinois this morning, and the threat will only increase and become more widespread in parts of the South and Ohio Valley this afternoon as the tornado outbreak gets underway.
  • Syria conflict: Half of German Tornado jets 'not airworthy'

    12/03/2015 5:43:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 December 2015
    Only 29 of Germany's 66 Tornado jets are airworthy, a defence ministry report has revealed. It comes two days before German MPs are expected to vote in favour of military action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has stressed that only six of the operational Tornado jets would be needed for the proposed mission. A vote on the UK's involvement takes place in parliament on Wednesday. Germany decided to join the fight against IS after an appeal by French President Francois Hollande in the wake of the 13 November Paris attacks. But the...
  • Graham: President Obama twisted up over Benghazi

    05/22/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 22, 2013 | Michael Graham
    What’s the difference between keeping President Obama “updated throughout the night” on a deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi and keeping him “updated throughout the night” on a deadly tornado in Oklahoma? The president could have actually done something about Benghazi. Have you been watching the president the past 36 hours or so? Lots of photos of him calling officials in Oklahoma, offering federal help. Speeches in front of the camera expressing his condolences to the tornado victims and pledging to rebuild. “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said yesterday, “and we’ll back up those prayers with...
  • Why is the UK still so reliant on the Tornado?

    08/05/2015 10:17:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 08/05/2015 | Jon Kelly
    The RAF Tornado mission in Iraq, which was supposed to be disbanded last March, will be extended until "at least" March 2017. Why has this veteran Cold War combat jet proved so enduring? The cockpit of a supersonic Tornado attack bomber is a much more peaceful place than you might expect. "It's incredibly quiet," says Jas Hawker, a former RAF wing commander who flew the aircraft over Iraq and Kosovo. "The pilot and the navigator could drop their oxygen masks and talk to each other. It's not silent but it's a lot quieter than people think." It also has a...
  • Second Chance For Dog Found In Her Dead Owner's Arms After Texas Tornado

    06/03/2015 8:57:59 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 5-19-2015 | Arin Greenwood
    In the wake of a deadly tornado that destroyed parts of Van, Texas, a week ago, a dog was found curled up with her dead owner David Tapley, a retired police officer, and nearby his wife, Brenda. The Great Pyrenees, thought to be about 8 years old (solid information about her previous life, including her name, is hard to come by), is banged up, emotionally and physically. She's showing signs of shock; her skin is raw and bruised. She has some head trauma, and is now deaf in one ear from a burst eardrum. But, rather miraculously, she's alive. She...
  • Couple dies shielding their baby girl from Arkansas storm

    05/11/2015 9:21:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    thv11.com ^ | May 11, 2015 | thv11.com
    HOWARD COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A young couple died while shielding their daughter from debris during Sunday night's storms. According to Howard County Coroner John Gray, the storm moved through the county around 11:20 p.m., and left two dead in Nashville, Ark. That daughter, a 1-year-old infant, is the only one that made it out of this mix of metal and memories alive on the 1000 block of W. Sypert Street. Her mother, and Linda Purtell's friend, Melissa and her 29-year-old husband Michael are the reason she survived
  • Tornado hits our county - Mother's Day 2015 - Lake City, Iowa

    05/11/2015 8:17:54 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    Youtube and KCCI ^ | 5-10-2015 | Jacob Dickey
    Lake City, Iowa, which is one town west of us, got hit pretty hard. Took the roof off the high school. I haven't heard of any injuries or deaths, thank God. Our power is still off this morning. Lots of power lines and transformers flattened just west and north of us. Please keep all of those who were hit in prayer, not only here but from here to Texas. And stay safe. Looks like a pretty wild and wooly storm season is here. Watch the video here: Lake City, IA Incredible Multi-Vortex Tornado 5-10-15 RAW FOOTAGE An article about the...
  • Tornadoes touch down in Texas; 1 killed

    05/10/2015 3:48:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Authorities say that one person was killed after at least two tornadoes touched down Saturday in northern Texas as forecasters upped the risk of sever storms for a large area of the state. The fire chief in Cisco confirmed that one person was killed after a tornado hit the ground late Saturday near Cisco, about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. Authorities told Fox4News.com that at least two homes were destroyed in the twister that came after slow-moving thunderstorms had dumped heavy raim across the Dallas-Fort Worth area that caused street flooding and led to water rescues in some areas....
  • Tornado Watch

    04/24/2015 12:20:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 210 PM CDT FRI APR 24 2015 TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE BROWN CALLAHAN COKE COLEMAN COLLIN COMANCHE CONCHO CORYELL DALLAS DELTA DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FALLS FISHER FREESTONE HAMILTON HASKELL HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT IRION JACK JOHNSON JONES KAUFMAN LAMPASAS LIMESTONE MCCULLOCH MCLENNAN MENARD MILLS NAVARRO NOLAN PALO PINTO PARKER RAINS ROCKWALL RUNNELS SAN SABA SCHLEICHER SHACKELFORD SOMERVELL STEPHENS STERLING TARRANT TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN VAN ZANDT WISE YOUNG
  • Risk Taker Almost Swept Up By The Tornado in Rochelle, IL

    04/13/2015 9:54:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/13/15
    Guy named Sam S. was in a storm of trouble when he was caught inside the Tornado in Rochelle IL, Not only was he unlucky but he also screwed up with bad filming, But for liveleak i managed to fix his mistake during the best shot of the video.
  • Photographer recalls covering the Palm Sunday tornadoes (50th anniv & Live tweets)

    04/12/2015 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    Wane ^ | April 11 2015 | Sara Wagner
    – This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornadoes that tore through the Midwest. The National Weather Service recorded 47 tornadoes between April 11th and April 12th, 1965. 261 people died, making it the third deadliest outbreak on record. These details of the storm are something Carl Hartup witnessed first-hand. He worked as chief photographer for the News-Sentinel for 37 years. One can see a lot in a career that spans nearly forty years. snip “I took a corn stalk that was driven into a concrete block. The power of a tornado is just unbelievable,” Hartup said....
  • Severe weather forecast for East after tornadoes rip across Illinois [VIDEO]

    04/10/2015 4:54:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    [VIDEO] One person was killed and seven others were injured Thursday after a tornado tore through a tiny Illinois town, part of a storm system that pummeled large parts of the central U.S. and is forecast to bring severe storms to the East Coast Friday. DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller told reporters early Friday that a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 residents about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Seven others were taken to area hospitals for injuries. "17 structures have been determined to be destroyed," Matthew Knott, division chief...
  • TORNADO WATCH 41 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR (N IL, SE WI)

    04/09/2015 11:54:53 AM PDT · by UB355 · 11 replies
    ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BOONE BUREAU CASS CHAMPAIGN CHRISTIAN COOK DE KALB DE WITT DUPAGE FORD FULTON GRUNDY IROQUOIS KANE KANKAKEE KENDALL KNOX LAKE LA SALLE LEE LIVINGSTON LOGAN MACON MARSHALL MASON MCHENRY MCLEAN MENARD MORGAN OGLE PEORIA PIATT PUTNAM SANGAMON SCHUYLER SCOTT STARK TAZEWELL VERMILION WILL WINNEBAGO WOODFORD WISCONSIN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GREEN JEFFERSON KENOSHA MILWAUKEE RACINE ROCK WALWORTH WAUKESHA WISCONSIN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GREEN JEFFERSON KENOSHA MILWAUKEE RACINE ROCK WALWORTH WAUKESHA $$
  • One killed as tornado rips through Tulsa, Oklahoma area [Wednesday, 3/25/2015]

    03/26/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    One person was killed Wednesday and several other people were injured, at least one of them critically, when a series of “extremely dangerous” tornadoes ripped through the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, emergency officials said.
  • Tornadoes IN Tulsa. Softball sized hail!!!!

    03/25/2015 4:24:12 PM PDT · by acad1228 · 115 replies
    Terrible storms in Tulsa
  • Tornado on the ground near Columbia, Mississippi

    12/23/2014 12:59:58 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    WDAM.com ^ | Dec 23 2014
    There are reports of several injuries near Columbia MS. Live streaming news can be seen at the link.
  • Muslims Blame Malaysian Tornado on Petting Dogs, Call for Stoning Dog Lover

    10/24/2014 2:21:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Muslims and non-Muslims animal lovers attend the ‘I wanna to touch a dog’ event in Central Park, Bandar Utama, October 19, 2014. — Picture by Choo Choy MayIf it’s not Cartoonophobia, it’s Gynophobia. And if it’s not Gynophobia, it’s Judeophobia. And if it’s not Judeophobia, it’s Christophobia. And if it’s not that, then it’s Dogophobia.Moderate Muslim Malaysia is now being torn apart by controversy over petting dogs. Since it’s a moderate Muslim country, no one has been stoned to death.Yet. More than 1,000 people attended the “I Want to Touch a Dog” event in the affluent Bandar Utama neighborhood...
  • F1 tornado causes damage in Kelso/Longview area

    10/23/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 7 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 23 October 2014 | Teresa Blackman
    Story at link
  • RAF Tornado squadron saved from the scrap heap to bomb Isil

    10/02/2014 1:21:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Telegaph, UK ^ | October 2, 2014 | Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent, at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
    AN RAF Tornado squadron that was due to be disbanded has been reprieved for a year in order to bomb Isil, David Cameron announced on Thursday night as he thanked British pilots for their bravery and sacrifice. In a surprise visit to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, Mr Cameron said the public must "never forget" the risks taken British aircrews whose actions in Iraq "make Britain safer". Two more Tornado GR4 jets have been dispatched to join six British planes taking part in bombing raids and reconnaissance missions over Iraq under Operation Shader, Mr Cameron said. One left on Thursday, and another...
  • Tornado could fly on into 2030s, partners say

    09/24/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Flight International ^ | September 24, 2014 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Europe’s Panavia Tornado will remain in use as a relevant frontline asset for more than another 10 years, according to its programme partners, even though one of its main operators does not plan to retain the type beyond the end of the decade. The multinational effort that led to the Tornado’s creation began in 1969, and partner nations Germany, Italy and the UK on 16 September formally marked the 40th anniversary of the variable geometry design’s first flight. Also present were senior representatives from the Royal Saudi Air Force: the only export customer to have introduced the model. Staged at...
  • Man pulls out of garage just as tornado hits. (video)

    09/10/2014 4:14:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 9-10-2014 | Viral Hog
    A man captures a terrifying tornado on his car's dashcam while pulling out of his garage in Bashkiria, Russia. Once the man realizes that he's in the path of the tornado, he tries driving back into his garage only to witness the tornado's power firsthand.
  • Britain and Germany Are Still Upgrading the Tornado

    08/29/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 27, 2014 | CHRIS POCOCK
    The deployment of four UK Royal Air Force Tornadoes to perform overwatch of Iraq, and an unconfirmed report last week that more might be deployed for surveillance of northern Nigeria, serves to illustrate the ongoing value of the aging but effective “Tonka.” Although the RAF fleet is scheduled to be retired in 2019 in favor of the F-35, upgrades continue, with another one announced recently. Meanwhile, the German air force intends to keep its Tornado fleet until at least 2025, with its own upgrades. Tornado surveillance of northern Iraq has demonstrated the value of the Rafael Litening III targeting pod...
  • D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers

    08/24/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-24-14 | Joel Achenbach
    On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire — and ultimately kindled a capital’s future. The day began like so many days in Washington, with a painfully long meeting marked by confusion, misinformation and indecision. The British were coming. They were on the march in the general direction of Washington. The precise target of the invaders remained unclear, but their intentions were surely malign. James Madison, the fourth president of these young United States, had raced to a private home near the Navy Yard for an emergency war council with top generals and members of his Cabinet. The secretary...
  • Joplin woman suing Home Depot for tornado deaths

    08/05/2014 7:11:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 5, 2014
    JOPLIN, MO. -- A Joplin woman whose husband and two children were killed in the May 2011 tornado that destroyed much of the community is suing the big-box store where they died. The Joplin Globe reports Home Depot’s lawyers contend the tornado packing 200 mph winds was an act of God and that the defendants were not liable for the deaths.
  • Royal Air Force Upgrades Tornado in Shadow of F-35

    07/16/2014 3:02:22 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | July 16th, 2014 | Kris Osborn
    FARNBOROUGH, England – The British Royal Air Force plans to finish technological upgrades of as many as 59 Tornado aircraft by 2016 as part of a modernization plan to keep the plane relevant as the F-35 and Typhoon come on line, officials said at the Farnborough International Airshow. The upgrades included outfitting the planes with precision weapons, improved information exchange and secure communication technology, said Dave Waddington, Tornado Force Commander, RAF. Although at least eight upgraded Tornado aircraft have recently served in Afghanistan, the RAF plans to fully phase out the plane by 2019 as more Eurofighter Typhoons and F-35s...
  • Cuomo says 'we don't get tornadoes' in NY, but we've had at least 417

    07/15/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | 07/15/14 | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters last week that the rare deadly tornado that struck Madison County on July 8 was part of a "new normal" of extreme weather. "We don't get tornadoes in New York, right? Anyone will tell you that," Cuomo said at a news conference July 8 in Smithfield, where the tornado struck. "Well, we do now." In fact, we always have. Since the federal government started keeping a tally in 1950, New York has had at least 417 tornadoes. That's an average of seven per year. "For him to say we don't get tornadoes...
  • Tornado Damage, June 2014 - Pilger, NE

    06/19/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Nebraska Emergency Management Agency ^ | 6-17-14 | Nebraska Emergency Management Agency·10 videos
    During the afternoon of Monday, June 16, 2014, several tornadoes touched down in northeast Nebraska. Later that same evening, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted a helicopter flyover of tornado damage at the request of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The Nebraska State Patrol has a Bell 407 helicopter. The helicopter's video equipment was purchased with the use of US Department of Homeland Security grant funds.
  • A ‘war zone’: Tornadoes destroy more than half of Pilger, local leaders say; child killed

    06/17/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 17 June 2014 | By Julie Anderson, Jay Withrow 
and Emily Nohr
    UPDATE (7:30 a.m.) CONDITIONS IN PILGER — Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said Tuesday morning that the five-year-old who died was a girl in a mobile home situated on Main Street. A traffic fatality 2.5 miles east of Pilger in Cuming County has not been linked to the storm. — 75 percent of the community is “gone, and that’s my opinion,” Unger said, including the middle school, Midwest Bank, a convenience store, post office, numerous houses, city hall, firehouse and St. John’s Lutheran church.
  • Burnet County (TX) couple (whole family) unhurt in tornado: ‘I felt the house being lifted’

    06/13/2014 6:33:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 13, 2014 | Claire Osborn
    While he and his sister, 13-year-old Elizabeth, huddled in the bathtub, his parents — Trent Ashworth and Stacie Ashworth — clung to the side of the tub with the mattress thrown over them. The house started to shake and the lights went out, said Elizabeth Ashworth. “I felt the house being lifted,” she said. Everyone in the bathroom was praying by this time.
  • Amazing video of North Dakota Tornado

    05/27/2014 5:35:59 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 26, 2014 | Dan Yorgason
    Oilfield workers videotape a tornado. Strong language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtP3ls9_VhU&feature=youtu.be
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Wyoming Supercell Cloud [w/ VIDEO]

    05/20/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 05-20-2014 | Staff
    On Sunday May 19th, storm chasers captured a low precipitation (LP) supercell near Newcastle, Wyoming. A supercell is a thunderstorm that is associated with a mesocyclone, which is a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Supercell thunderstorms can persist for many hours and are responsible for nearly all of the significant tornadoes produced in the U.S.
  • Severe Weather Forecast: Midwest Tornado Threat Through Mother's Day (LIVE UPDATES)

    05/11/2014 1:39:26 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 28 replies
    weather.com ^ | May 11,2014 | weather.com
    DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0259 PM CDT SUN MAY 11 2014 VALID 112000Z - 121200Z ...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF NEB...IA...MO AND KS... ...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE MID MO VALLEY...CNTRL PLAINS...SRN PLAINS...MID TO UPPER MS VALLEY...SRN GREAT LAKES AND OH VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND TORNADOES...SOME OF WHICH COULD BE INTENSE WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT FROM CENTRAL KANSAS NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO CENTRAL IOWA.
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.
  • "Sharknado" to get a third installment (LOL - I CAN'T WAIT!)

    05/01/2014 12:05:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Lauren Morasi
    The second "Sharknado" film doesn't premiere until this summer, but that hasn't stopped Syfy from plotting a third installment of the cult, social media-driven franchise. What we know is that more sharks and tornadoes are expected to follow in the third movie, but a cast and location have yet to be announced. The first film found sharks and storms wreaking havoc on Los Angeles, and the second one, titled "Sharknado 2: The Second One," is set in New York City. It debuts July 30 -- a year after the first movie premiered. Actress Vivica A. Fox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sugar...
  • Alabama swimmer John Servati killed by tornado

    04/29/2014 5:26:56 PM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29 | Kelyn Soong April 29 at 1:13 pm
    University of Alabama officials confirmed the death of John Servanti, a member of the school’s swimming and diving team, Tuesday morning. Servati, 21, was killed Monday night during the violent storms and tornadoes that swept through the Tuscaloosa area. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa after being injured in the basement of a house near campus, according to the team’s statement. “I understand that he was in a house off-campus and was hit by a retaining wall,” school spokesman Shane Dorrill said (via ESPN). “I don’t know how it happened. I do know he was with his...
  • Destruction Captured Live by Drone

    04/29/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    Well well..who's got the stick on this one??!!!!
  • Tornado Warning for Birmingham, AL

    04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 4/28/14 | Weather Channel
    Just announced on the Weather Channel
  • Multiple Tornados on the Ground In Jackson, Ms

    04/28/2014 4:51:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Various | 4-28-2014 | TCRLAF
    Tornado passed just south of Downtown, and the Airport. Currently over Brandon. At least one other also active in the area. SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS 634 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 MSC049-121-290015- /O.CON.KJAN.TO.W.0052.000000T0000Z-140429T0015Z/ RANKIN MS-HINDS MS- 634 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME EAST CENTRAL HINDS AND CENTRAL RANKIN COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM CDT... AT 634 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR RICHLAND...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO. SOURCE...RADAR CONFIRMED TORNADO. IMPACT...YOU ARE IN...
  • Samaritan's Purse is Responding to Devastating Storms

    04/28/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 1 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | April 28, 2014 | Samaritan's Purse
    Samaritan's Purse is Responding to Devastating Storms"http://www.samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/us-disaster-relief-donation/?utm_source=6248-Arkansas-Tornado&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m_YS4G-000E&utm_content=button"
  • Tornados on the ground in MS

    04/28/2014 1:01:11 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 37 replies
    TWC, Weather Underground | 4/28/14 | Me
    Tornados reported on the ground in Tupelo, MS. Said to have gone through Tupelo Mall.
  • Tornado on ground- Tupelo MS

    04/28/2014 12:56:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 83 replies
    NWS ^ | 4/28/2014
    AT 243 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BISSELL...OR NEAR TUPELO...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.