Only a handful of tornadoes reach EF4 status or greater per year. Fewer last for 90 minutes.
Extreme instability and a boundary combined to create a monster tornado that churned for well over an hour.
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.
Despite minimal attention in the lead up, May 9 ended up producing about two dozen tornadoes, including the first violent one of the year.
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.
Despite a near-normal heart of tornado season in 2015, it’s become another year remembered for its lack of activity.
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.
The EF4 that hit northern Illinois was one of the strongest in the region in decades. Is there more tornado fury ahead?
On April 11, 1965, and over a time span of approximately 12 hours, one of the most infamous tornado events in United States history took place.
On June 16, 2014 a family of tornadoes dropped from a parent supercell moving over northeast Nebraska.