8. Stay informed after a tornado strikes by continuing to listen to a radio or television station for updates.. 9. Involve children in recovery. After a tornado, include your children in clean-up activities if it is safe to do so. It is comforting to children to watch the household begin to return to normal and to have a job to do.. 10. Listen to children if your family has been affected by a tornado. Encourage your child to express feelings of fear. Listen carefully, show understanding, and offer reassurance.. Be familiar with the following definitions to help prepare your family for tornadoes.. Tornado WATCH means that tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. People in a watch area should review their tornado plans (Family Disaster Plan, Disaster Supplies Kit, tornado safe room), and be ready to act if a warning is issued or they suspect a tornado is approaching.. Tornado WARNING means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Tornado warnings indicate imminent ...
Following a series of deadly tornadoes between 2011 and 2013, this paper develops a numerical tool to help communities better predict and quantify the potential tornado damage to single-family residential structures from a tornado strike. The objective is to determine the predictive capability of an engineering-based tornado damage-assessment (ETDA) Tool using published building damage observations captured by the authors in a recent tornado. The research is motivated by the need for the public to visualize the extent of tornado vulnerabilities of residential buildings in our communities. The research developed a numerical estimation model to aggregate damage that a specified tornado would cause to the residential wood-framed structures in a community. The ETDA Tool was developed around a Monte Carlo simulation engine, using theoretical models for tornado wind velocity and pressure drop in the tornado vortex, as well as experimentally-determined probability distribution functions for the structural
For each family affected by the storms and the devastation, it will be something they never forget.. The death toll, however, could have even been greater, but weather alerts and tornado warning sirens and related systems likely saved many lives, according to experts.. Tornadoes do happen even here in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and surrounds, so knowing about tornado safety is very important.. Keeping your family aware about tornadoes and what to do if one forms in your area can literally mean the difference between life and death.. A MyPhillyLawyer Tornado Safety Guide. Most tornadoes occur in the U.S. in the spring and early summer from April through July, according to Weather.com, with most happening in May and June. "But like thunderstorms, tornadoes can form any time of the year," according to Weather.com.. That means never taking storm warnings lightly when you hear them on television, radio or over emergency sirens in your community.. A "tornado watch" means that ...
Fig.2. The intensive clash between the winds from the south and the winds from the north is the source for formation of tornados in Tornado Alley. (a) Violent clash creates a vortex -supercell. (b) Tilt and updraft creates a spin about a vertical axis leading to mesocyclone. (C) Further stretching and strong vertical vorticity may lead to tornado.. Calculations show that the chance to produce tornadoes depends on the wind speeds during the clashes. For example, if both cold wind and warm wind have speed 30 miles/h (13.3m/s), the chance to develop tornados from the clash is very high. On the other hand, if the both winds have speed below 15 miles/h, there is almost no chance for the clash to develop into tornadoes. Hence reducing the wind speed and eliminating the violent air mass clashes are the key to prevent tornado formation in Tornado Alley. We can learn from the Nature how to do so.. United States and China have similar geographic locations. In particular, the Northern China Plain and the ...
FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements of a tornado watch or tornado warning.. Learn about any tornado warning system in your county or locality. Many tornado-prone areas have a siren system. Know how to distinguish between the sirens warnings for a tornado watch and a tornado warning.. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions favor the formation of tornadoes, for example, during a severe thunderstorm.. During a tornado watch:. ...
FEMA/CDC) - Be alert to changing weather conditions. When there are thunderstorms in your area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements of a tornado watch or tornado warning.. Learn about any tornado warning system in your county or locality. Many tornado-prone areas have a siren system. Know how to distinguish between the sirens warnings for a tornado watch and a tornado warning.. A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions favor the formation of tornadoes, for example, during a severe thunderstorm.. During a tornado watch:. ...
The most deadly tornado to ever strike within the borders of the state of Oklahoma occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 1947 in the city of Woodward. The Woodward tornadic supercell thunderstorm began in the Texas Panhandle during the afternoon of April 9, 1947, and produced at least six tornadoes along a 220-mile path that stretched from White Deer, TX (northeast of Amarillo) to St. Leo, KS (west of Wichita). While it is still officially attributed to have traveled in a single long track through 3 states, work done by Tom Grazulis of the Tornado Project, and research scientist Don Burgess indicates that a separate tornado occurred near White Deer, TX, and 4 or more tornadoes occurred near the Oklahoma state line and into Kansas. In addition, the Woodward tornado may have begun closer to Pampa, TX, but there is no corroborating evidence to confirm a damage path in the area.. What is known is that the violent tornado that struck Woodward had a confirmed path that started 3 miles northwest of Canadian, ...
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in far southern Bullock County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds around 100 mph.. A tornado touched down about one mile southwest of the intersection of US Highway 29 and County Road 53 around 611 PM CDT. The tornado tracked northeast and was on the ground for 3 miles. The tornado damage path was 100 yards wide at its widest point. One barn was completely destroyed near the Jamback Community. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off along the path. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. A Tornado Watch was in effect for Bullock County from 1030 AM CDT until 1100 PM CDT. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Bullock County from 602 PM CDT until 630 PM CDT.. View Preliminary Storm Report. Click on the images below for larger picture.. ...
On June 16, 2014, a tornadic thunderstorm system moved across portions of northeast Nebraska, producing 5 tornadoes. Four of the tornadoes were rated as EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning that they were violent tornadoes with winds between 166 and 200 miles per hour. One EF-4 tornado spun directly through Pilger, Nebraska, a small town of 350 people, leveling much of the town.. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument aboard NASAs Terra satellite captured the top image of northeast Nebraska on June 21, 2014. Two of the EF-4 tornado tracks are visible in the false-color image (near-infrared, red, green). The tracks are gray paths of bare ground across plant-covered fields, which are red. The towns of Pilger and Wisner are bright white. The lower image, also from the ASTER instrument, shows the region on July 4, 2013. Turn on the comparison tool to contrast the before and after views.. These tornadoes were rare twin tornadoes that were on the ...
The area surrounding Oklahoma City-especially Moore, Oklahoma-was tragically devastated by an EF-5 tornado May 20. It was the areas most destructive tornado since May 1999, and unfortunately more severe weather is predicted for the broader Texarkana region this week.. The Society for Human Resources Management and U.S. Department of Labor both offer guides to help employers ready their businesses for natural disaster. Disaster preparedness content from SHRM can be found here; the Labor Departments Tornado Preparedness Guide can be found here.. According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes cause an average of 60-66 deaths and 1,500 injuries per year. These powerful phenomena can be as wide as a mile and travel for many more, moving as fast as 70 miles per hour across the ground and producing winds stronger than 200.. Unlike hurricanes or blizzards, tornadoes can happen at any time of the year. While most tornadoes end up being relatively weak, employers-particularly those operating in ...
Puzzling out how climate change alters tornados is the big next step, Elsner said. One way this could happen is by adding moisture (via humidity) to fuel storms in Tornado Alley, the storm belt where tornadoes spin up in the United States. Warmer air holds more moisture. But Elsner said it was also important to track tornadoes in Canada, because there are hints that big ridges and troughs in the jet streams powerful winds could be triggering more tornadoes up north, and fewer in the United States. ...
EDMOND, Okla. - One of several tornadoes that touched down Sunday in Oklahoma turned homes in a trailer park near Oklahoma City into splinters and rubble and sent frightened residents along a 100-mile corridor scurrying for shelter.. The tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa were part of a massive, northeastward-moving storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota.. At least four tornadoes touched down in central Oklahoma late Sunday afternoon, including the one near the town of Shawnee, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, that laid waste to a mobile home park.. Reports of injuries in that tornado strike couldnt immediately be confirmed, as getting into the area was made difficult by the overturned tractor-trailers that forced the closure of a section of Interstate 40.. A storm spotter told the National Weather Service that the tornado left the earth "scoured" at the mobile home park. The Associated Press. ...
Meteorology is a relatively young science and the study of tornadoes is newer still. Although researched for about 140 years and intensively for around 60 years, there are still aspects of tornadoes which remain a mystery.[121] Scientists have a fairly good understanding of the development of thunderstorms and mesocyclones,[122][123] and the meteorological conditions conducive to their formation. However, the step from supercell, or other respective formative processes, to tornadogenesis and the prediction of tornadic vs. non-tornadic mesocyclones is not yet well known and is the focus of much research.[78]. Also under study are the low-level mesocyclone and the stretching of low-level vorticity which tightens into a tornado,[78] in particular, what are the processes and what is the relationship of the environment and the convective storm. Intense tornadoes have been observed forming simultaneously with a mesocyclone aloft (rather than succeeding mesocyclogenesis) and some intense tornadoes have ...
Tornadoes can occur at any time of the day or night, during almost any month of the year. In Michigan tornadoes can occur at anytime, but primarily from the months of April through October. Tornadoes are the most brutal of storms. Winds speeds can reach over 200 miles per hour and can destroy anything it comes in contact with. Tornadoes can quickly form and can travel for miles along the ground, lift, and suddenly change directions and touchdown again. There is little you can do to protect your property, however, many actions can be taken to protect yourself and your family.. Knowing the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning is one of the first steps in being prepared.. A Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado. When a tornado watch is issued be prepared to watch the weather and take shelter if conditions worsen.. A Tornado Warning means a tornado funnel cloud has been sighted or indicated by radar. When a warning is issued you and ...
From 1884 to 2007, there were 46 tornadoes with school fatalities in the United States. These tornadoes killed 286 (not including the 9 from the probable downburst in New York state). Tornado warnings began being issued in 1950 (and tornado watches in late 1952);[7] and there is a very sharp decrease in number of killer tornado events at schools after this time, as well as a large decrease in death tolls from tornadoes overall.[8] There were 40 tornadoes with deaths at schools (234 deaths) before 1953 and 6 events (52 deaths) after that year (not including the probable downburst in New York). Two high fatality events after 1953 occurred in Mississippi (23 in 1955) and Illinois (13 in 1967); accounting for 82% of 1952-2006 deaths, both from violent class tornadoes. More tornadoes with deaths in schools have occurred in the Southeastern United States-23 events or over half the national total-than any other region. Four of the top ten death toll events occurred in the Southeast. Relatively few ...
Last weeks devastating tornado that plowed through Joplin, Missouri killed more than 140 people and nearly destroyed the town. But the tornado also created more insidious hazards that are only slowly becoming known. The mountainous piles of debris most likely contain fuel from ruptured lines, asbestos from old building materials, and household and medical wastes. Fires generate smoke filled with dioxin, soot and other pollutants. Waterways are contaminated by chemicals from ruptured containers and municipal lines. EPA teams sent to inspect the damage immediately after the tornado found no "serious" pollution issues, although it is too early to tell if the residents are out of the woods. "Until the systematic assessment of the tornados impact area is complete, it is not possible to fairly evaluate levels of risk or priorities for environmental response," said EPA spokesman Chris Whitley. While not posing an immediate danger, asbestos can cause serious illnesses in the long term. The latency ...
Texas averages 125 tornadoes every year- more than any other state. Oklahoma comes in second with an average of 57 per year. Twisters can occur at any time of year but spring and summer are considered tornado season around here. And while tornadoes can happen at any time of day, theyre most likely to occur between 3 and 9 p.m. So when your afternoon talk show or evening sitcom is interrupted for a tornado watch or warning- pay attention and dont go outside ...
Memorial Day 2010 was a big day for chasers in Baca County, CO. A supercell went up early in the afternoon, spit out a couple of tornadoes, dawdled for hours west of Campo, and finally produced a beautiful tornado just south of Campo late in the afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be on the storm early on and later be quite close to the Campo tornado, and I managed to get some decent stills and video.. Since I have a lot to share, I am breaking this chase day into two parts. This first post will cover developments right up until the main event - the "Campo" tornado. See Part Two for the really good stuff!. Our little chase team was comprised of myself, Dallas Raines, and Kirstie Johnson. Kirstie and I were in my X-terra, and Dallas followed in a rental sedan. He had flown out from L.A. to Denver for a chase trip several days prior, and today would be his final day to chase. Our group had no data while mobile-no radar, no satellite, surface obs, etc.-but we did have NOAA wx radio and a cell ...
Storm chasers are different than storm spotters. Chasers travel around Tornado Alley looking for severe storms and tornadoes. Sometime there are dozens of chasers following the same storm. All kinds of people are chasers. You dont have to be a scientist doing research. In fact, most people arent doing research. They chase storms mainly because they are interested in meteorology and because they want to see severe weather in person. Sometimes people go out expecting to see a tornado on their first day. Some experienced chasers say they spend 10-12 days hunting for every minute they see a tornado. And thats for experienced chasers! ...
Researchers are not claiming the tornado itself was the direct reason the seismographs detected activity. Instead, they are analyzing the correlation of the atmospheric pressure prior to the tornado. There are some indices that show seismic activity prior to a tornado forming and hitting the ground. During the February 29 event, scientists found a slow and small tilting of the seismograph that lasted for several minutes. Hamburger called it a pressure-related signal and said it might help scientists better understand atmospheric activity that takes place right before tornadoes touch down ...
A fire in Australia grew so powerful that it spawned a tornado nearly 500 metres wide, contributing to the destruction of more than 500 homes.. The documentation of the tornado is said to be important because while columns of flame known as "fire whirls" have previously been observed, full-scale tornadoes caused by fire are less well-documented or understood.. The fire in question hit Australias capital city, Canberra, on January 18th, 2003, when eyewitnesses reported seeing a tornado.. To understand the event it is useful to know that Canberras western border is close to mountainous national park covered in native forest. The citys outskirts were also home to several pine plantations. Some homes were fewer than 100 metres from those plantations.. Fires started burning to the west of the city around January 9th and, thanks to the rugged terrain, went largely unchecked for some time. The fires gathered pace and strength before, on January 18th, a 40oC day with 60km/h winds saw them join and ...
Case reports of Apophysomyces spp. in immunocompetent hosts have been a result of traumatic deep implantation of Apophysomyces spp. spore-contaminated soil or debris. On May 22, 2011 a tornado occurred in Joplin, MO, leaving 13 tornado victims with Apophysomyces trapeziformis infections as a result …
Rescue crews dug through piles of splintered houses and crushed cars Monday in a search for victims of a half-mile-wide tornado that killed at least 116 people when it blasted much of this Missouri town off the map and slammed straight into its hospital. Authorities feared the toll could rise as the full scope of the destruction comes into view: house after house reduced to slabs, cars crushed like soda cans, shaken residents roaming streets in search of missing family members. Fires from gas leaks burned across town, and more violent weather loomed, including the threat of hail, high winds and even more tornadoes. Some of the most startling damage was at St. Johns Regional Medical Center, where staff had only moments to hustle their patients into the hallway. Dr. Jim Riscoe said some members of his emergency room staff showed up after the tornado with injuries of their own, but they worked through the night anyway.
Two weeks after an EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., residents are still sorting through the rubble, trying to pick up what remains of the lives they once knew. Many of them have also been trying to find pets that were lost in the chaos and destruction.. Terrla and J.E. Cruse were just such people.. When they heard the second tornado siren go off on Sunday, May 22, the couple grabbed their dog and rushed for cover, but they couldnt find their two cats.. Their home was destroyed as the tempest raged on, but the couple and their dog survived. "We had a basement so we were very fortunate," Terrla said. They got there just one minute before the tornado hit.. The couple managed to find several items in the rubble, including the body of one of their feline family members. But a second cat, 13-year-old Laverne, was still missing.. Terrla did check with the Joplin Humane Society a couple of times, hoping to be reunited with Laverne, but she had no luck.. "I didnt think wed find her, honestly," ...
The massive wedge tornado, which was at its maximum 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide, cut a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) swath of destruction through the south side of town, leveling everything in its path. It destroyed an apartment complex near the beginning of its path. It also took its first lives there. It later destroyed a restaurant, the majority of Sikes Senter, the major mall, and another apartment complex where it took more lives. Neighborhoods all along Southwest Parkway were leveled and nothing but debris and destruction remained. A number of people tried to flee as the tornado moved along U.S. Highways 281 and 287. Roughly half of the 46 people killed were killed in their cars. It then moved into Clay County and changed its appearance to display a multiple-vortex structure. There were at times 5 separate vortices visible within the tornado. It inflicted additional damage south of Dean and Byers, but no more fatalities occurred. It crossed into Oklahoma where additional damage occurred before it ...
As the size of landfalling hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico increases, were seeing more tornadoes than we did in the past that can occur up to two days and several hundred miles inland from the landfall location...The size of a tropical cyclone basically sets the domain over which tornadoes can form. So a larger storm that has more exposure over land has a higher propensity for producing tornadoes than a smaller one, on average.". James Belanger, lead-author. ...
The kids are a little frightened by the tornado sirens wail and the slightly musty odor of the basement.. "Dad, what is a tornado?". Thinking quickly, "A tornado is a windstorm that appears sometimes with thunderstorms. Don worry, were in the basement and nothing will hurt us here.". "What if a tornado came here," my seven year old chimed in, "Could it come in the basement?". I had a mental image of a tornado entering the house through the front door and coming down the basement step. My kids anthropomorphize objects and events, giving human characteristics to the known and unknown.. "What would happen if a tornado came to the house? First of all I wouldnt answer the door. No sir-ee, I would let him ring and ring and ring the bell and finally I would tell him Go away Mr. Tornado, we dont want any.". My two boys laughed and gathered closer. I could hear the rain pounding the side of the house and the sudden boom of lightening as it struck closeby. "Mr. Tornado is a grumpy old storm that ...
Tornado risk and historical tornado data for White Sulphur Springs, MT Meagher County. Search for local tornado risk levels by address.
You know whats way too easy? Building a city and managing resources when there are absolutely no tornadoes happening. Perhaps realising this, the Anno 2070 devs have updated the game with a patch that increases the probability of a tornado disaster and the interval at which they can occur. Regular, predictable tornadoes. That is the key to exciting city building. The latest patch also
For tornado and flood survivors, the recovery process is far from over. In Health Plus, how one New Hartford man is trying to move on after losing his home in a minute. In minutes the EF5 tornado had come and gone a year ago in New Hartford. But the damage, both physical and emotional, will linger for decades. "Pulled into the yard. I grabbed my dogs and headed for the basement.". Roger Palmersheim was inside his house with his family when the storm passed. "You could just feel the pressure and I didnt think there was anyway we would make it.". After a month of being in shock, roger says he quit his job because he didnt care anymore. Social worker Ron Larson says, like Roger, some survivors need a change. "Instead of being like on a cruise control just going through life day by day they want to change something. Theyve changed sometimes their careers. Theyve changed their marital status." Larson says tornado and flood victims still having a tough time emotionally could be experiencing post ...
The day of the tornado, Ezell was helping trim trees at his grandfathers home in Oronogo, about nine miles from Joplin, but he could clearly see that a storm was building.. "Im a pilot," Ezell says, "so Im very observant of the weather. At least every two years, theres a tornado within a 20-mile range of Joplin, so I know what the sky looks like when one might be coming.. Ezell felt, however, that this storm was different. That it was going to be big. The clouds growing about 40 miles east over Parsons, Kansas, were consolidating into a tower and staying put. He looked at local radar and saw a section of the storm build to the west, which was an uncommon occurrence. Thankfully, it seemed that it was not moving toward Oronogo and his grandfather, but it did appear that it was taking a path toward his own home in Carl Junction, about nine miles from Joplin.. "I told my grandfather to stay put, and I decided to take off after it, even though I should have just stayed where it was safe," Ezell ...
More than 1,000 people were injured when a severe tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, on 22 May 2011, and 158 eventually died. Within a few days of the tornado, several of the injured began to suffer from a fungal infection suspected to be cutaneous necrotizing mucormycosis.
A new paper shows that the average number of tornadoes per outbreak has grown by more than 40% over the last half century. The likelihood of extreme outbreaks - those with many tornadoes - is also greater. This paper is flawed from the start, right from the raw data itself, read on to see why - Anthony…
Besides many other ways record loss can occur, tornadoes have been common and sometimes very damaging.Tuscaloosa County has been no stranger to very damaging tornadoes in its history, and in April 2011 alone it was hit twice by damaging twisters in separate tornado events. The second one on 27 April 2011 was the most devastating, and some city and possibly county offices, mainly in the southern half of the city, were hit directly by that tornado.It is also possible that other places where one might look for records, such as funeral homes, also were damaged, as other reports about other tornadoes in the two April 2011 outbreaks reported many places of that type were directly hit and destroyed in other areas of Alabama and several surrounding states. No government buildings were hit by the tornadoes of 2011. ...
James Guiden looks through what is left of his house after a tornado yesterday tore through the area for the second time in three years, on April 28, 2014 in Mayflower, Arkansas. Guiden and his wife survived by taking shelter in the green bath tub in front of him. After deadly tornadoes ripped through the region leaving more than a dozen dead, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee are all under watch as multiple storms over the next few days are expected ...
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, taking these actions can help you stay healthy and safe before, during, and after the storm. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Tornado2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana affectscellular decisions in the shoot apical meristem [Elektronische Ressource] / vorgelegt von Wei-Hsin, Chiu : The TORNADO2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana affects cellular decisions in the shoot apical meristem. Inaugural-Dissertation Zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln vorgelegt von Wei-Hsin, Chiu aus Kaohsiung, Taiwan Köln 2006 Gutachter: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Werr Prof. Dr. U. I. Flügge Tag
Cleanup efforts are underway after more than 70 tornadoes kill at least 35 people, injure dozens and destroy towns across five states. In Morgan County, Tenn., two tornadoes killed at least seven people and leaving dozens of families homeless. NPRs Brian Naylor reports.
astroengine writes For the first time, huge solar tornadoes have been filmed by NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) swirling deep inside the solar corona — the suns superheated atmosphere. But if youre imagining the pedestrian tornadoes that we experience on Earth, think again. These so...
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Parts of Wyoming and Colorado were working Friday to recover from the weeks harsh weather, including tornadoes that caused minor injuries.A rare tornado cut through open country in southeastern
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MOORE, OK - MAY 20: In this handout provided by NOAAfrom its GOES-13 satellite, a storm system that generated a EF4 tornado is captured at 19:55 UTC on May 20, 2013 over Moore, Oklahoma. The town reported a tornado to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide that touched down Monday killing at least 24 people and leveling everything in its path. U.S. President Barack Obama promised federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. (Photo by NASA/NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images) less ...
The Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale is a standard six-point scale used for rating the intensity of a tornado or other severe wind inferring its wind force
Part 2 of 2) Cold outflow was undercutting the mesocyclone and moving the bottom of the vortex toward the SSW (from left to right) with respect to the top. As it elongated horizontally, this remained a very weak tornado, with only a few brief wisps of condensation on the ground beneath the "stinger" tail. Visibly, the rotation was obvious but very sluggish. The cool air probably contributed to the labored twisting of the vortex, as if it were stirring the atmospheric equivalent of wet concrete. The "ice skater" effect of vortex stretching seemed to offset increasingly stable air being drawn into the circulation enough to keep it alive for this long. After this shot, the visible condensation funnel slowly withered, breaking into pieces and disappearing. It was a gradual process over 8 to 10 minutes, and a fascinating and spectacular sight to behold! Besides this tornado, the supercell would also yield immense quantities of destructive hail (damaging many storm chasers vehicles) and a nice ...
The powerful tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday left 24 dead. As survivors survey the wreckage, they contemplate their luck, faith and building construction. The community has seen four tornados since 1998.
Underneath some striking storm structure, the Phillips tornados condensation funnel evolved from a stubby bump to this contorted form resembling the painful end of a scorpion. The small debris cloud beneath the "stinger" confirmed its status as full tornado. Although this vortex wasnt very long-lived, it would have made a fine finale for a productive storm-observing day, just on its own merit. Instead, the next one stole the thunder (pun intended). 5 ESE Phillips NE (17 Jun 9), Looking W ...
Last Mays tornado in north Minneapolis may have accelerated the redevelopment already occurring at Penn Avenue North and West Broadway Avenue - a blighted area that officials hope could someday become like 50th and France or other key Minneapolis retail hubs.. Tagged with: affordable housing Lupe Development Partners May 22 tornado Minneapolis City Council North Minneapolis Penn Avenue Planning and Economic Development Tom Streitz. Read More » ...
The Tornado Maker is a very entertaining science activity for school age children. Once the tornado maker is filled with water and turned on, you can manipulate what level tornado you want to make, ranging from EF1-EF5. It comes with objects for you to put in the water so that you can see what happens to objects in a real tornado. The manual is very thorough and may be a little advanced for younger children. However, it is perfect for the school age child and has a nice balance of text and pictures. It provides a wealth of information on tornados and would be perfect for a child who wants to do a paper or project on tornados. This activity was a huge hit with our testers, and every child in the neighborhood, ranging from ages five through eleven, came over to play with this. The children were fascinated by the ability to manipulate how fast or slow the water moved (moving the "on" button from an EF1 to an EF5). This is a fun and affordable activity that is also educational. It would be perfect ...
Homes in Quail Valley were without power earlier this month for more than two days after a tornado struck Sun City and Quail Valley. There were no injuries, and no homes were reported damaged. The pictures below were extracted from video and reflect some of the damage. According to Sharon, a resident in Quail Valley, more than 75 power lines were destroyed. "It picked up and threw a 300+ pound BBQ and across our back yard," she said, "as well as the patio furniture". Damage from the tornado was visible from the I-215 freeway all the way to Quail Valley. Thanks to Michael Mojarro from socalweather.net for the pictures ...