It’s not often that a bunch of tornadoes happen with little notice. Could we have seen it coming?
Tornadoes have been confirmed in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa from the first larger daytime event of the year in that region.
For the first case study on outbreak sequences, we examine two weeks of nearly nonstop tornadoes. Twisters brought devastating results from the central and southern Plains eastward into the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.
Every so often, tornado outbreaks come in volleys. In the first part of a series on outbreak sequences, we look at the necessary ingredients.
2016 is off to a quick start for tornadoes, with several tornado outbreaks occurring even before the main season gets underway. We’ll document the largest outbreaks as they happen.
This storm was an oddball. While it hit a place that sees tornadoes with regularity, the timing was kind of bizarre.
Best known for being a Category 5 monster that inundated New Orleans, five dozen twisters also scoured the landscape during Katrina.
You might expect a volley of violent tornadoes in the Plains or the South, but not in Pennsylvania and surrounds. This event stands out for the country as a whole, and was truly exceptional for where it occurred.
An over-performing day dropped numerous tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma. A reminder that tornado outbreaks just happen sometimes.
Everything you need to know about the year’s biggest tornado outbreaks.
Now matter how you slice it, the first full week of May 2015 was a big one for tornadoes.
This outbreak had some issues, but it still ended up performing quite strongly. Several dozen tornadoes dropped across the southern and central Plains on May 9 with more further to the east on May 10.