Two tornadoes target Iowan town Lenox

Two tornadoes target Iowan town Lenox

Buildings leveled, roofs blown off and the debris covered the small town. At least 35 blocks in the small Iowan town of Lenox (pop: 1,407) in Taylor County  received some damage..The first tornado was an EF0 with a peak wind of about 80MPH (width of 0.3mile; path

Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

There is an upper level low pressure system vortex storm forming of East Coast of US. It’s an occluded front with a low pressure of 29.29hg or 992mb. The winds are rotating the system counterclockwise. In previous post we gave some possible explanation of the situation

NOAA releases latest tornado outbreak numbers

NOAA releases latest tornado outbreak numbers

NOAA released the latest stats concerning last week’s tornado outbreak in the South. The organization’s current tornado estimate is 305 as of Wednesday, May 4. If this number is correct, it is the largest outbreak in history, surpassing the April 3-4, 1974, outbreak,

Rare severe weather event strikes Hawaii

Rare severe weather event strikes Hawaii

A low aloft over the Hawaiian Islands was responsible for bringing rare severe weather Monday afternoon. The storms produced small hail, flash flooding, and even multiple waterspouts. Along with the frequent lightning, flash flooding was an issue with some areas…

Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado damage satellite imagery

Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado damage satellite imagery

Following photos are before and after imagery showing tornado damage in various neighborhoods of Tuscaloosa, AL. The before imagery is credited to Google, the after imagery was taken from an altitude of 1,500m (5,000 feet) by a NOAA aircraft on April 29, 2011:The

What to expect from May and June tornado season?

What to expect from May and June tornado season?

After suffering one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recorded history, and what is likely to be a record-setting April for tornadoes, the U.S. will be in an extremely vulnerable state as we head through the more notorious severe weather months of May and June.The

The tornado damage scale in images

The tornado damage scale in images

EF-0, winds of 65 to 85 mph (105 to 137 kph)Tornadoes are rated by the havoc they inflict, on a scale of 1 to 5. But to fully comprehend this scale, you have to see the aftermath.After a tornado is reported, the National Weather Service deploys storm survey teams

April’s 2011 tornado outbreak

April’s 2011 tornado outbreak

Southern storms death toll nears 300The grim death toll from the 24-hour storm period continued to rise, with 294 counted in six states. Among them were two university students in Alabama. Nearly 1 million people were without electricity.  The vast

141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those

The F4 tornado hit St.Louis – strongest of the year so far!

The F4 tornado hit St.Louis – strongest of the year so far!

Good Friday saw the year’s strongest tornado yet pound St. Louis, flattening houses and shredding the roof of a crowded airport terminal on its 35 kilometers path (22-mile) along the ground.Shattered glass injured several people at Lambert-St. Louis International