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.
Category: Severe Weather
EF-5 Tornado Ravages Joplin, Missouri
An EF-5 Tornado ravaged the city of Joplin, Missouri on Sunday evening, May 22nd. At least 123 people were killed by the violent tornado and thousands more were injured.
Astounding Images from Alabama Tornado Outbreak
This weekâ€™s super tornado outbreak in the Southern United States will go down as one of the most significant tornado events in United States history. In terms of the number of tornadoes, the outbreak rivals both the Super Outbreak of 1974 as well as the more recent Oklahoma disasters of May, 2003. However, the number of fatalities tops both the 1974 and 2003 outbreaks.
Study Links Tornadoes to Urban Heat Island Effect
A recent study by experts on land-atmosphere interactions suggests a connection may exist between large urban population centers and the intensity of tornadoes that impact these areas.
Family of Tornado Victim Settles Lawsuit against Homebuilder
The family of a girl who was killed the evening a tornado struck Rogers, Minnesota has settled their lawsuit against the homebuilder out-of-court. The terms of the settlement were not immediately disclosed.
Family of Minnesota Tornado Victim Suing Homebuilder
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.
Greensburg, Kansas Tornado Study Complete
In one of the most in-depth studies completed of the Greensburg, Kansas tornado outbreak, researchers from the University of Oklahoma have concluded that the mesocyclone that spawned that tornado may have been much stronger than originally believed. The study authored by meteorologists Les Lemon and Mike Umscheid reveals the minute-by-minute evolution of the once-in-a-lifetime outbreak.Â […]
Fake Tornado Photograph Falsely Attributed to Boy Scout Camp Storm
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. — […]
Fake Tornado Picture Embarasses Newsrooms
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]