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2011-05-01 06:59:39

According to an analysis Friday by the National Weather Service, at least one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds across the South this week was an EF-5 storm. The weather service said the tornado that hit Smithville, Mississippi on Wednesday was an EF-5 storm, reports the Associated Press (AP).  That is the highest rating given to assess a tornado's wind speed, and is based in part on damage caused by the storm. The weather service said the half-mile wide Smithville tornado had peak...

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2008-11-06 16:16:07

A new study by Northern Illinois University scientists underscores the danger of nighttime tornadoes and suggests that warning systems that have led to overall declines in tornado death rates might not be adequate for overnight events, which occur most frequently in the nation's mid-South region. Over the past century, the tornado death rate has declined, in large part because of sophisticated forecasting technology and warning systems. But the researchers found that the nighttime tornado...


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