Tag: tornado

Tornadoes in Massachusetts and California??

The tornadoes this year in the U.S. are shaping up to be one of the craziest in memory. It’s one thing to encounter tornadoes in the traditional geographic areas of the country, ‘tornado alley’, but how often do we hear about tornadoes in Massachusetts or California? Having grown up in …

Why So Many Tornado Deaths This Year?

2011 has been a devastating year for tornado related deaths in the U.S., despite years of advancement with early warning technologies, radar technology, and public alert systems. Perhaps all this science is enabling too much of a sense of false security and complacency. During April 25-28 more than 300 people …

329 Tornado Reports during 6 Days of April

Between April 22 and 27, The data from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center of Norman, Oklahoma reveals that 329 tornadoes have been reported and more than 1,000 hail storms have been reported, in just 6 days! The reported tornadoes versus actual confirmed tornadoes remains to be reconciled. April …

241 Twisters in 3 Days

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center logged a total of 241 tornado reports Thursday through Saturday, April 16,2011. 23 on Thursday 113 on Friday 105 on Saturday According to Dr. Jeff Masters, Ph.D. and Director of Meteorology of Weather Underground, these preliminary tornado reports are typically an over-count of about 15%, so …

Mississippi Tornado 04-24-2010

Yazoo City Mississippi was struck by a 1/2 to 3/4 mile wide tornado during April 24, 2010. Highlighted is the radar image of the tornado at 12:14 CDT, courtesy of wunderground.com. The tornado signature shows a dBZ of 70, which is extreme radar reflectivity. This visible satellite image from GOES-EAST, …
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