May 21, 2013
While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.
Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of [...]
Two entire schools flattened in Moore, Oklahoma after monster tornado touched down just after 3pm local time
Up to two dozen children are trapped under debris at one of the schools, Plaza Towers Elementary
At least 51 people confirmed dead, authorities say, and at least another 145 injured in local hospitals
Children told to hold on to the walls, while teachers shielding the students with their bodies
Hundreds of homes wiped out and more than [...]
The true scale of the tornado that swept through much of Oklahoma was captured by a number of home-made videos that show the precursor for the devastation on Monday.
At least five people are believed to be dead, two elementary schools have been flattened and scores of students could be trapped under the rubble after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City in one of [...]
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A massive tornado ripped across Moore Monday afternoon, wiping out neighborhoods, destroying a school, killing at least three people and leaving an untold number of people injured.
The powerful tornado first touched down in Newcastle and churned toward Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. It ripped down Santa Fe and hit Briarwood Elementary School, destroying the building. Parents ran to the school, trying to make sure their children were [...]
Homes have been destroyed and the amount of injured or dead is still unknown. Very serious situation in Texas.
Very severe weather with the possibilities of tornadoes about to move through Dallas.
Live: Tornadoes, Large Hail Invade Dallas Area
Private Issued Tornado Watch Gives Texas Five Hour LeadTime On Wednesday
Here is the scanner…Reporting tornadoes on the ground…It’s getting CRAZY
Officials: ‘Multiple fatalities’ in Texas tornado
Tornado damage from earlier
“Several people were killed and more than [...]
A SEVERAL DAY EPISODE OF FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS
LIKELY ACROSS THE CENTRAL U.S. BEGINNING DAY 4 /SAT. 5-18/…AND
LIKELY CONTINUING THROUGH AT LEAST DAY 6 /MON. 5-20/.
MEDIUM-RANGE MODELS ARE IN FAIRLY GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE
PERIOD…AS AN UPPER TROUGH CROSSING THE ROCKIES AT THE START OF THE
PERIOD BEGINS AFFECTING THE PLAINS DAY 4. THE TROUGH IS THEN
PROGGED TO ENTER THE PLAINS DAY 5…AND THEN EVOLVE INTO A CLOSED
LOW DAY [...]
The USA in the last 12 months has seen the fewest number of tornadoes since at least 1954, and the death tolls from the dangerous storms have dropped dramatically since 2011.
Just two years after a ferocious series of tornado outbreaks killed hundreds of Americans, the USA so far this year is enjoying one of the calmest years on record for twisters. Through Thursday, tornadoes have killed only three Americans in [...]
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The threat of severe thunderstorms is about to return as a strong cold front emerges from the Rockies and intercepts milder air returning to the nation’s midsection.
This pattern will be favorable for thunderstorms to produce damaging winds and possible tornadoesTuesday and Wednesday in parts of the South, lower Midwest, and eventually the Mid-Atlantic region.
The maps on this page show the latest timing forecast for these storms from The Weather Channel’s Global Forecast Center.
As scores of fires continued to burn the length of eastern Australia today, a remarkable survival story emerged from Tasmania, where five young children escaped a blaze that destroyed about 90 properties in their village by sheltering under a boat jetty with their grandparents.
Tim and Tammy Holmes were looking after the children in the fishing village of Dunalley last Friday when they noticed smoke rising from a nearby ridge. Not [...]
By Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News
If you found yourself bundling up in scarves, hats, and long underwear less than usual last year, you weren’t alone: 2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to scientists with The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.2 degrees above normal and a full degree higher than the previous warmest year recorded — 1998 – [...]
In Christmas day, more than 34 tornadoes were reported in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. At least 100 homes, businesses damaged by storms in Mobile, Ala., CNN is reporting….
The National Weather Service has issued what is called a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” for southeast Louisiana, an event that is not common and could mean dangerous weather on the way.
According to WWLTV meteorologist Derek Kevra, “The potential for severe weather is now looking like a certainty with winds of 75 miles per hour, large hail and the possibility of tornadoes.”
First white Christmas in Oklahoma City since 1914 is predicted
Even Dallas, Texas, could see snowfall in Tuesday
More than 150million Americans could see snow when they wake up on Christmas Day
Many Americans may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but it could turn into a travel nightmare for those looking to get out of town for the holidays.
Meteorologists predict snowfall could blanket nearly half the nation on Tuesday – from Dallas [...]
Pay attention to your Local Warnings folks..stay safe ok…
RT @DrGregForbes: Looks like a severe and possibly tornado outbreak on Christmas for se TX, s and central parts of LA, MS, AL, GA, FL panh.
Major severe weather outbreak possible Tuesday. 30% hatched on a three day outlook is rare.
FORECAST SOUNDINGS AT MIDDAY TUESDAY IN THE LOWER MS VALLEY DEVELOP
AN IMPRESSIVE SHEAR ENVIRONMENT AS THE MID-LEVEL JET APPROACHES THE
REGION FROM THE [...]
Akita Local Meteorological Observatory announced 36 minutes at 11 December 8, No. 3, <br> Heisei 24 tornadoes, Akita Prefecture care information
In Akita Prefecture, there is a risk of tornado occurrence. Generated as a result of the tornado cumulonimbus. Such as moving in a sturdy building, if there are signs of approaching cumulonimbus thunder and wind and sudden changes, please try to ensure safety.
This information is valid for up to 8 [...]
The weather in europe is nuts, multiple tornadoes over the last few weeks.
orrential rain has flooded roads in a lot of Greek regions. Three tornadoes hit the island of Zakynthos. Residential buildings and shops are damaged. A passenger train derailed due to the floods in Xanthi, Northern Greece. None of the passengers was injured in the incident. Heavy rain flooded houses and shops in the vicinity of Athens. A tornado [...]
Title: Strong typhoon makes landfall in central Japan
Date: Sep. 30, 2012 at 8:09a ET
A strong typhoon has made landfall in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, with severe winds and heavy rain. Officials fear that rivers will overflow and have told tens of thousands of households to evacuate.
The agency is warning against severe winds, landslides, storm surges and floods as well as lightning and tornadoes. It also warns that by Monday [...]
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for New York City, in effect until 7 pm.
Eight tornadoes have been confirmed in New York City since 1974, according to the New York Times, including last month’s Jamaica Bay twister.
Here’s what area conditions looked like as of 12:29 Eastern Daylight Savings Time:
Fire tornadoes occur when a column of warm, rising air contacts with – or creates – fire on the ground
An astonished filmmaker is coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature’s rarest phenomenons – a tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale.
Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.
After finishing the task, he went over to [...]
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City.
Firefighters were canvassing a beachfront neighborhood in New York City assessing the damage, but an hour after it struck there were still no reported injuries and the area affected by the storm appeared small.
Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19490619/fdny-responds-to-possible-tornado-in-nyc#ixzz25u5Eb1Mj
VIDEOS: Apparent Tornado Touches Down In Breezy Point; Watch In Effect Until 9 P.M.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A powerful, funnel-shaped cloud struck [...]
STORM SURGE FLOODING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A
STORM SURGE OF 5.5 FEET HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT NEW CANAL STATION ON
THE LOCATIONS MOST LIKELY TO REALIZE THE GREATEST FLOODING
INCLUDE LOW LYING AREAS BORDERING LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND MAUREPAS.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SEE LATEST
FORECAST FOR LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD
WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION…AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING
RAINS OCCUR. EXPECT 10 [...]
As delegates and the media gather for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30, an passing visitor, “Isaac,” will have a little say.
Issac is forecast to reach the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week around the time of the scheduled start of the Republican National Convention.
This track will be a glancing blow to the Tampa area. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, urban flooding and above normal [...]
Reports are coming out that July 2012 will go down as the Hottest month ever recorded since 1895 when record keeping began. Let’s hope these heat records start start easing next year otherwise it will be another bad year for crops. It’s amazing how high some of the temperatures have been in the U.S.
The jet stream has been so far north this year that most of the tornadoes have been [...]
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – It doesn’t happen very often, but Colorado had a rare mountain tornado touchdown near Mount Evans. Saturday afternoon at 2:51 pm. Thunderstorms strengthening over the mountains west of Denver were strong enough to produce a weak, short-lived twister. The National Weather Service has analyzed pictures from the area and confirms that it was a bona fide tornado.
Typically, these types of storms can produce what are [...]
Massive storm system moving across Midwest to New England that includes powerful thunderstorms, high winds, and hail
Tornado watches in effect for parts of New York State, Massachusetts, and Connecticut
A potentially devastating weather pattern is making its way through the Midwest, with forecasters predicting severe thunderstorms on Thursday evening in Columbus, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
The severe weather system will then barrel to the East Coast tonight and could leave New York City [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — A lot of planning goes into your wedding day–the food, the dress, the invitations, the photographer, assessing the family drama–but what if disaster strikes?
We’re not talking about if just the wedding cake collapses. We are talking about an actual disaster.
Tornadoes, severe storms, massive power outages, or a medical emergency are just some of the unplanned events that could ruin a Chicago wedding.
The Center For Disease Control And Prevention, [...]
MIAMI—Florida braced for as much as 25 inches of rain as Tropical Storm Debby lumbered toward the state’s northern Gulf Coast on Monday, already drenching the state with heavy rains, flooding low-lying areas and spawning tornadoes.
The storm’s projected path had been tough to pin down, and forecasters at one point thought it was headed for Texas. But on Monday, officials at the National Hurricane Center said Debby appeared to settle [...]
Mother Nature supported forecasters’ calls for severe weather on Wednesday bringing extraordinary amounts of rain, hail and even tornadoes to the Colorado plains on Wednesday. The stage is set for a second round of similar storms today.
Thunderstorms initially developed over the plains of northeastern Colorado but failed to yield much excitement at ground level. By late afternoon into the evening and after dark the storms began in earnest in the [...]
Baseball-sized hail is tearing the siding off homes in northeast Nebraska, a tornado has touched down in Kansas and forecasters are warning residents across the nation’s midsection to brace for “life threatening” storms.
The National Weather Service says a rain-wrapped tornado touched down in southwest Kansas on Saturday afternoon, while at least three possible tornadoes were reported earlier in central Oklahoma.
No injuries were immediately reported. But forecasters are expecting the most [...]
A life-threatening, large outbreak of tornadoes is forecast to unfold across the central and southern Plains later today and tonight.
According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, “The risk is about as high as it gets.”
Oklahoma City and Wichita lie in the heart of the tornado threat area that extends from near Wichita Falls, Texas, to near Omaha, Neb., late this afternoon through tonight.
Despite strong thunderstorms moving through Oklahoma, Kansas and [...]
Here’s a video from staff photographer G.J. McCarthy showing the damage in southern Dallas County, where reported tornadoes hit truck stops along I-20 and tossed several 18-wheelers around.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, while being interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union,” announced his opposition to victims of the recent tornadoes in the South and Midwest getting federal emergency aid. It is a not a role of the federal government, according to the National Journal.
What damage and death have the tornadoes wrought?
According to MSNBC, tornadoes hit hardest in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Tornadoes have also been reported in Tennessee, North Carolina, and [...]