When thinking tornado chasing, it’s mainly the heart of the southern and central Plains that gets the most notice. But if those are the only places you visit, you’re missing out on a lot.
The EF4 that hit northern Illinois was one of the strongest in the region in decades. Is there more tornado fury ahead?
On March 18, 1925 a dark “smokey fog” touched down approximately three miles northwest of Ellington, Missouri. It would become known as the Tri-State Tornado. By all accounts, it was a monster.
A major “second season” tornado outbreak struck parts of the Midwest, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys on Sunday.
The tornado drought lives on, at least for another week. Some picturesque supercells made up for lack of spiny things.
After hurricane Isaac made landfall across southern Louisiana late Tuesday August 28 and into early Wednesday, August 29, tornado warnings were seemingly up throughout most of the day that followed. Not a surprise, as tropical systems usually produce tornadoes, particularly those that make landfall across
On March 18, 2012 one of the first Plains storm chase opportunities of the year focused on the Texas panhandle into southwest Oklahoma. Several tornadoes would end up being spotted. For the rest of the week, a storm system slowly moved to the East Coast.
This March tornado outbreak struck the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys as well as parts of the South. Two violent tornadoes occurred, both EF-4s.
As seen in the quick-wrap of February tornado statistics, 435 people were killed by 1,441 tornadoes from 1950-2010. Additionally, an examination of the major Mississippi Valley Tornado Outbreak showed that over 1/4 of deaths occurred in just two days of February. Other top years all