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

RedOrbit.com Meteorologist Joshua Kelly 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? In earlier times there was not much in place for warnings. Now with the advancement of technology, tornado forecasting has gotten a lot better and we are able to provide warnings that give people enough time to take shelter. So why are so many people still dying from...

Big Story Weather – March 23, 2012
2012-03-23 08:29:50

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story news from March 22, 2012: Three tornadoes where confirmed along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The first tornado was rated as an EF-0 by the National Weather Service with winds near 70mph this storm did cause structural damage and tree damage around the Long Beach, MS area. The second storm was rated and EF-1 and occurred just north of Gulfport, MS with winds near 90mph. This storm also caused a mobile home to be thrown over and many trees...

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. On March 3, 2012, the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared and microwave data of the front that generated the severe weather during the early morning and early afternoon hours. On the Aqua satellite's first overpass on March 3, infrared data from AIRS showed the strong low pressure...

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

[ Watch the Video ] 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. On March 1, NASA released a GOES satellite animation of that weather system that triggered at least 20 tornadoes. NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13, captures visible and infrared images of weather over the eastern U.S. every 15 minutes. NOAA operates the GOES...

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2011-05-03 10:45:00

Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite. Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity to collapse a concrete building. The tornado hit Smithville, Mississippi, where it killed at least 14 people, and moved northeast nearly 3 miles toward the Alabama border. It is the first EF5 tornado to occur in Mississippi since 1966,...

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2011-04-19 11:35:14

The GOES-13 satellite captured images of the powerful weather system that triggered severe weather in the southern U.S. this weekend, and NASA created an animation to show its progression. GOES-13 satellite data showed the strong cold front as it moved eastward from Saturday through Monday and generated tornadoes before moving off-shore into the Atlantic Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite also captured data from the system and took the temperature of the cold front's cloud tops and revealing...

2011-04-15 13:00:00

Red Cross Stands Ready as More Severe Weather Unfolds WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is coming to the aid of people across the South as powerful tornadoes continue to tear through the region, destroying homes, closing highways, causing power outages and forcing people to evacuate from their neighborhoods. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Red Cross workers are on the scene in several states, providing a safe...

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2010-07-10 07:40:00

Depending on where you lived in the United States this June, chances are it was warm, wet and windy! The Associated Press (AP) reports that the South and the East saw very hot temperatures in June, with wetter than normal conditions across the northern section of the country. June may have also seen the second most number of tornadoes of any June on record, the National Climatic Data Center said on Friday. On a national average, June was warmer than normal, a pattern that has been continued...

2010-05-14 13:21:00

NORMAN, Okla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy storms ripped through the southern Plains killing five people and injuring dozens more, leaving homes behind without roofs and in some cases demolishing the home entirely. Many victims need tarps to cover their roofs to make sure the aftermath of storms would not further damage their home. Many local hardware stores were sold out of poly tarps, which is the common material used for that application. Tarps Plus, the leading tarps supplier in...


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Weather Report For July 27-29, 2012
2012-07-30 11:15:32

Three big weather events from this past weekend included the heat wave and also the severe weather that struck. First, the heat that is being, and has been, felt in the Southern Plains is on the average of 10-15 degrees above the average for many places, along with that is the Heat Index values that have been surpassing the 100-110 range. The second big impact of the weekend was the severe weather that went through PA/NY/NJ where there were confirmed tornadoes and the damage has put...

Weather Summary from July 8
2012-07-09 08:00:41

The cold front that moved through the Northeast on Saturday providing much needed relief from the heat has stalled across the Southern Mid-Atlantic. This has created a boundary that triggered widespread showers and storms from the Virginia and Delaware coastline all the way back to Missouri. Some of the embedded storms did manage to reach severe limits, with the main risk being damaging winds. A little over 100 damaging wind reports were documented by the SPC. Unfortunately, the rain was...

Storm Damage In Northeast South Dakota
2012-06-18 19:17:29

On June 17, 2012 a line of strong storms began to develop around 5pm CDT. These storms started forming multiple funnel clouds with one confirmed tornado that hit near a small town called PeeverSD. The size of the tornado has not been confirmed yet. There is one report of damage of a pickup truck and trailer thrown into the ditch off the I-29 interstate. Also multiple houses have loss portions of their walls and roofs in this area. Further to the Southeast, in Big Stone City SD, there was...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-10 16:50:37

June 7, 2012: Perth Australia was hit by a tornado. Tornadoes occur anywhere in the world when the conditions are right and this is a great example of hitting in a unique location. When we think of tornadoes Australia is not the first place that comes to most of our minds. However, it is not uncommon for tornadoes to hit in Australia, they just don’t hit as often as in the United States. The tornado hit a suburb of Perth in the late afternoon hours. The tornado made its way inland...

Tornado Hits Town Northeast Of Tokyo Japan May 5, 2012
2012-05-10 08:24:20

Typically when you think of tornadoes you think of the Plains of the United States. Japan does get tornadoes but most are associated with Tropical Activity. On May 5th 2012, the storm which produced this tornado was not associated with a Typhoon. It was more of a super-cell type thunderstorm. Videos and images available shown the tornado had a wide base. The damage left behind indicates that it could have been a strong storm approaching the middle of the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The storm...

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