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April 13-15 2012: Major Severe Weather Outbreak Strikes The US Plains
2012-04-16 04:05:55

This major outbreak started on Friday afternoon in the southern plains from Texas and mostly Oklahoma. Reports on this day included tornadoes and large hail throughout the region.

Could Tornado Alley Be Extended?
2012-04-13 04:21:01

A research firm is looking to broaden the borders of a strip of the Midwest known as Tornado Alley. Tornado Alley has traditionally included the Plains states from the Dakotas to Texas.

Tornado Safety: Be Safe This Tornado Season
2012-04-03 10:15:06

Now that the 2012 severe weather season is upon us it is time to look at a few things that you can do to help prepare yourself and family.

Tornado Forecasting
2012-03-28 08:00:09

Every year many people lose their lives to tornadoes. So why is there not a better plan in place for warning the public about these tornadoes and when they are going to occur?

Image 1 - NASA Studies March 3 Severe Weather Outbreak
2012-03-09 03:00:43

A NASA satellite used infrared and microwave "vision" to analyze the storm system that created the March 3 severe weather outbreak in the U.S.

Tornado Season 2012 – Why So Early, and Why So Severe?
2012-03-09 06:20:59

Tornado Season 2012 is off to a very fast pace from our normal standards. Many things can be put together as reasons for these extensive tornado outbreaks.

Satellite Shows Movement Of Tornadic Weather System
2012-03-03 05:19:18

A satellite animation of NOAA's GOES-13 satellite imagery showed the movement of the front that triggered severe storms and tornadoes in several states on February 29, 2012.

2011-05-02 23:41:11

NOAA's preliminary estimate is that there were 362 tornadoes during the entire outbreak from 8:00 a.m. EDT April 25 to 8:00 a.m. April 28, 2011.

2011-02-15 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, funding for the NWS will be nearly 30 percent less than the first half of 2011, if the Continuing Resolution proposed by the House majority is enacted.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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