Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Irene at its highest intensity:  Category 3 several days before making landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

A devastating tornado struck Moore, OK on May 20, 2013 – a date which will be etched in the memories of residents for years to come. The damage is still being assessed and the death toll is still rising. Photographs are emerging of the damage, reminding many of the damage following the May 3, 1999 tornado that took a similar track through the city of Moore.

Several devastating tornadoes swept through the Dallas Fort Worth area today, bringing about a rare “tornado emergency” designation from the local National Weather Service office. The storms went on to cause millions of dollars in property damage that will take weeks to fully assess.

A spectacular, though fleeting, display of low-level cloud streets were visible over the Kansas City metro area Wednesday morning as strong low- and mid-level southerly flow usured in moisture from the south.  Cloud streets generally orient themselves parallel to the low-level flow, with a slight slant of 10-20 degrees to the left.  This orientation was evident this morning as strong southerly flow created streets that were generally oriented from the south-southwest to the north-northeast.  Cloud streets generally form within the lowest mile or so of the atmosphere – a region known as the planteary boundary layer.  This is the area where upper-level winds and low-levelRead More →