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2006-04-07 23:05:34

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered the nation's midsection on Friday, killing 11 people in central Tennessee in the second deadly tornado outbreak in the state this week, officials said. The winds knocked over walls at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin where some 200 students had huddled inside a building and watched as the storm approached. Despite the heavy damage to the campus, the injuries were mostly minor cuts and bruises. What had...

2006-04-07 19:56:21

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes battered central Tennessee on Friday, killing 10 people in the second deadly tornado outbreak in the state this week, officials said. The 10 confirmed deaths were in communities north and east of Nashville, including the city of Gallatin, said Eddie Boatwright of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. He gave no other details. The winds knocked over walls at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, also in Sumner County, and a...

2006-04-07 19:08:38

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A series of tornadoes struck central Tennessee on Friday, killing eight people in the state's second deadly tornado outbreak this week, officials said. The eight confirmed deaths were in Sumner County, northeast of Nashville, said Eddie Boatwright of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. He gave no other details. The winds knocked over walls at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, also in Sumner County, and a tornado damaged a...

2006-04-07 17:49:46

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A series of tornadoes struck central Tennessee on Friday, killing two people in the state's second deadly tornado outbreak this week, officials said. The deaths were in Sumner County, northeast of Nashville, said Eddie Boatwright of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. The winds knocked over walls at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, also in Sumner County, and a tornado damaged a hospital, but no one at either facility was...

2006-04-04 16:12:40

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes that ravaged the central United States claimed another victim in Tennessee, raising the death toll in the region to 28, state officials said on Tuesday. Searchers in Dyer County found the body Monday evening, bringing to 16 the number of people killed in the northwestern county, according to Kurt Pickering, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Another eight died in neighboring Gibson County in Sunday night's storms, and...

2006-04-04 12:25:00

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes that ravaged the central United States claimed a 28th victim in Tennessee, state officials said on Tuesday. Searchers in Dyer County found the body Monday evening, bringing to 16 the number of people killed in the northwestern county, according to Kurt Pickering, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Another eight died in neighboring Gibson County in Sunday night's storms, and there were four other fatalities in Missouri and...

2006-04-03 14:21:05

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tornadoes and violent spring thunderstorms in the central United States killed at least 27 people, exploding houses and tossing victims around like twigs, officials said on Monday. They feared the death toll would rise in Tennessee, where 23 bodies have been found. "The more we look, the more we find," said Donnie Smith, an official with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, describing the grim task of removing splintered debris to...

2006-04-03 03:38:54

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Violent spring storms packing tornadoes raked wide sections of the central United States on Sunday killing at least 14 people. There were 12 deaths in the Dyersburg area in northwest Tennessee, according to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Holt. He said most of the victims were killed in homes which were demolished by apparent tornadoes. In addition the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported two storm deaths in the St. Louis area. Witnesses said there were at...

2006-04-03 01:30:13

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Violent spring storms packing tornadoes raked wide sections of the central United States on Sunday killing at least 11 people. There were nine deaths in the Dyersburg area in northwest Tennessee, according to a reporter at the State Gazette newspaper in that town who said police and fire officials there had confirmed the fatalities and feared more would be found. In addition the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported two deaths in the St. Louis area....

2006-03-13 12:48:29

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Violent storms that spawned a record number of tornadoes killed at least eight people across the Midwest, many dying in Missouri where twisters wrecked mobile homes, authorities said on Monday. There were at least seven deaths in Missouri, with the other fatality a drowning victim in Indiana, emergency management officials said. The preliminary estimate of 110 tornadoes that touched down on Sunday broke a 16-year-old record for any day in March, the National...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.