Sometimes you don’t need a long-lasting tornado to see a big show.
The return to normalcy in Joplin was slow after the massive tornado in 2011, but it’s a place that can’t be held down for long.
It’s that time of year again.
IT’S LATE MAY! Just as you would expect during peak tornado climatology, we’re heading into a more active period starting at the end of this week.
That time when mid-May didn’t really look that exciting in terms of tornado potential. Chasers should save their gas money for late May.
Despite minimal attention in the lead up, May 9 ended up producing about two dozen tornadoes, including the first violent one of the year.
While these spinny winds are not unique to our country, they are very much a part of the American experience.
A pretty quiet end to this week, but could there be trouble in Texas during the first half of next week?
Tornadoes have been confirmed in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa from the first larger daytime event of the year in that region.
The southern Plains is the place to be for tornado potential over the next 7 days, though the potential is not particularly great for any individual day.
It’s been a slow start to May for tornadoes, but peak season can’t be denied for long. Colorado turned little ingredients into big things.
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.