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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...

2010-05-11 12:35:00

Responses Ongoing in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the plains of the Midwest to the deep south, the American Red Cross is providing a safe place to stay and relief supplies for thousands of people displaced by tornadoes and floods. Even as relief operations continue full force in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama, the Red Cross has opened shelters in Oklahoma after last night's tornadoes....

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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...

2008-08-06 21:00:18

By Jerry McDowelland Ryan Denham CORNELL - When Tuesday morning's storm blew by Kathy Gragson's farm a few miles north of Cornell, she thought her new home was a goner. Instead, her barn and one of her tool sheds took the brunt of the damage. Like many others, Gragson and her family spent much of Tuesday picking up debris from a storm that weather officials said carried winds that neared 80 mph at times. "It looked like a war zone out there," said Gragson, who was waiting to find out...

2008-02-07 11:25:59

Warm moist air and a shifting weather pattern courtesy of the La Nina phenomenon aided in the development of the Feb. 5 tornadoes, which killed at least 50 people and were among the 15th deadliest in U.S. recorded history. But meteorologists are now trying to explain why the tornadoes occurred so early in the year.It was farther north than most February tornadoes and stronger, Joseph Schaefer, director of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., told Associated Press.Tornadoes do occur...

2006-07-12 17:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tornadoes were reported to have touched down during a severe storm in Westchester County on Wednesday, just north of New York City, and in Connecticut, the National Weather Service said. The agency issued a tornado warning for southern Westchester County just ahead of the evening rush hour. Other severe weather watches and warnings were also in effect throughout the metropolitan area. Michael Wyllie, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said tornadoes were...

2006-05-10 14:57:40

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and 10 others injured when tornadoes danced across parts of northern Texas, officials said on Wednesday. The deaths occurred northeast of Dallas where an elderly couple and a teenage boy were killed in twisters that struck Tuesday night. Lt. John Norton of the Collin County Sheriff's Department told reporters 26 homes were "essentially destroyed" by the storm, but that so far no other victims had been found. He said the 10 injured had...

2006-04-08 16:53:19

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Emergency workers began clearing debris and searching for survivors on Saturday after tornadoes ripped through the southeastern United States, killing 12 people and damaging hundreds of houses. Nine people died in Tennessee's Sumner County on Friday when a tornado hit a heavily populated area near the town of Gallatin and another three people were killed in Warren County, said Randy Harris of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency....

2006-04-08 11:02:05

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered the southeastern United States on Friday, killing 12 people in Tennessee in the second deadly tornado strike in the state this week, officials said on Saturday. Nine people died in Sumner County where the tornado hit a heavily populated area outside the town of Gallatin and another three people were killed in Warren County, said Randy Harris of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. What had been stately brick...

2006-04-08 10:54:54

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered the southeastern United States on Friday, killing 12 people in Tennessee in the second deadly tornado strike in the state this week, officials said on Saturday. Nine people died in Sumner County where the tornado hit a heavily populated area outside the town of Gallatin and another three people were killed in Warren County, said Randy Harris of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. What had been stately brick...


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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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