The family of a tornado victim is suing Monarch homes for negligence in the death of their daughter, Jaymi Wendt, 10, who was killed when the house she was in shifted from its foundation during the F2 tornado that struck Rogers, Minnesota in 2006.
A rare snow blanketed Las Vegas on Thursday, December 18th when 3.6″ of the white stuff fell.
It will likely come as no surprise to most followers of China’s handling of the upcoming Olympic Games, but a Chinese metoeorologist confirmed recently that the nation may attempt to alter weather patterns if they are slated to negatively impact the games: “Although it is an emergency measure, the meteorological administration has made serious preparations […]
Update 05/01/11: The same photograph is now making the rounds as having originated in the Alabama Outbreak of April 28, 2011. As you’ll read below, this is untrue. This photograph seems to make the rounds following every significant outbreak. For some truly astounding images that actually originated from the 2011 Alabama outbreak, click here. — […]
The National Weather Service office out of Wichita, Kansas has put together a fantastic synopsis of the significance of today’s date: June 8th, when it comes to tornado history. If any date was to be observed as National Tornado Day in the United State it would likely be June 8th. In 1941, an F4 tornado […]
NOAA has completed deployment of 39 floating buoys designed to detect tsunamis.
In further research supporting the hypothesis that global warming may reduce damage from hurricanes, NOAA published a preview of upcoming research today (Warmer Ocean Could Reduce Number of Atlantic Hurricane Landfalls). New research indicates that increased ocean temperatures will, as expected, increase wind shear over the oceans which in turn, may reduce the number of […]
The AP recently ran a piece looking back on the Weather of 2007. The article included many of the stories that made headlines throughout the year, from the Australian drought to the drought in the Southeast US, the Arctic sea ice, and others. The article focused on the extremes that were reached: record highs, precipitation […]
In a news story Fake tornado picture embarrasses newsrooms, an Australian news agency admits to having publicized a “photoshopped” image of a tornado. A woman sent it to them as a joke thinking there wouldn’t be a chance it’d be aired on TV or online. She was wrong. [tags]Extreme Weather, Tornadoes, Weather[/tags]
Record cold this August day in New York City: The city along with the rest of the tri-state region is feeling the chilly effect of a cold front sweeping through the region, accompanied by cool rain showers. Tuesday’s high temperature in Central Park was just 59 degrees. The normal high for today is 82 degrees. […]