Pictures of tornadoes are usually pretty amazing, right? We think so. We’ve recently started up a group on flickr called (of course) U.S. Tornadoes, where people can tag their tornado and/or supercell photos to show them off to other folks who find the imagery fascinating.
1-3 DAY See our new “Forecast FAQ” which explains the maps as well as the POTENTIAL and CONFIDENCE meanings. Thursday No tornadic activity expected. UPDATE: Isolated tornadoes are possible in Michigan today as some storms have grown mature enough in a high instability, low/moderate shear
Tornadoes can happen — and have happened — all year long, though spring and summer are well known as the active period. Simply summing up 62 years of data, from 1950-2011, is one way to look at expected trends of yearly activity across the United
Before April 27, 2011, this 1990 outbreak was the last to produce two or more F5/EF-5s. We look at the atmospheric setup and some of the violent tornado imagery from the event.
Note: This is the first entry from a new contributor who is a meteorologist by day and a storm chaser when the situation presents itself. It focuses on tornado potential over the next seven days. This is a 7-day forecast that will be updated every
For much of the mid-1800s, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was the center of weather observation for the United States. Major tornado disasters during the spring and summer of 1860 resurfaced previous concerns about tornadoes, and by 1862 the Smithsonian distributed circulars alerting people
Follow on Twitter or Facebook to see these regular daily updates as they are sent out. Mar 1, 1948 Henderson County Texas was struck by an F3 that traveled 7 miles. A car was launched 50 yards near Opelika. Mar 1, 1997 An outbreak of
Reports currently indicate nearly 40 people were killed by the March 2-3, 2012 tornado outbreak. An examination of other March tornado outbreaks since official records began in 1950 shows that the death toll from the March 2012 outbreak is indeed significant historically. The March list
As briefly touched upon in the general overview of March tornadoes, significant (F2/EF-2+) only touched down 1,080 times (or 30% of all March tornadoes) from 1950-2010. Yet, even with their relatively small numbers, they accounted for the vast majority of tornado deaths in the month.
At least 54 tornadoes have been confirmed thus far (as of late yesterday) with the March 2012 tornado outbreak. Its place in history is yet unknown, but it will go down as one of March’s biggest and there’s a decent chance it goes into the record
As the March 2, 2012 tornado outbreak was kicking into high gear today, I shared the image below on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a look at the highest number of tornadoes in one calendar day in March. The historical odds against even getting to 25+
This March tornado outbreak struck the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys as well as parts of the South. Two violent tornadoes occurred, both EF-4s.