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 was a fairly typical week in May. No massive outbreaks, but tornadoes formed on multiple occasions without too much effort.
Following a historically quiet start to the tornado season, the rubber band snapped and days of deadly tornadoes have been unleashed across the southern United States.
After a mostly quiet March, spring returned to the air the last week. April appears to start on a stormy note across the central United States and off toward the east.
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.
The Joplin tornado will forever be burned into our memories. We look at how it happened and what it did.
The latest trends with Isaac are generally westward from previous outlooks, and the threat shifts a bit with that movement.
The first week of April was dominated by a tornado outbreak around Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas on the 3rd. At least 20 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Louisiana that day.
This March tornado outbreak struck the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys as well as parts of the South. Two violent tornadoes occurred, both EF-4s.
Note: This post does not consider any additional tornadoes that are confirmed on Feb 29, 2012 with storms ongoing or additional storms today. It will be updated or a follow-on post will be made as necessary. A few weeks ago I took a look at
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
There have been 38 tornadoes in the United States on Valentine’s Day (February 14) since modern records began in 1950. 11 states have seen tornadoes on Valentine’s Day: Mississippi (9), Arkansas (5), Idaho (5), Georgia (3), Oklahoma (3), Texas (3), California (2), Louisiana (2), Missouri