Tornado outbreak in Midwest: SPC reports at least 17 tornadoes, 10 in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska

Tornado outbreak in Midwest: SPC reports at least 17 tornadoes, 10 in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska

Severe thunderstorms swept across parts of the Plains and Midwest on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, producing multiple damaging tornadoes. The NWS Storm Prediction Center reported at least 17 tornadoes — most of them in Iowa and Nebraska. The tornadoes caused widespread damage, and more severe weather was forecast for Wednesday.

Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather (level 3/5) for portions of southern Iowa, northeastern Missouri, and far western Illinois

Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather (level 3/5) for portions of southern Iowa, northeastern Missouri, and far western Illinois

There is an Enhanced Risk (Level 3 of 5) for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, with threats for significant severe hail and tornado potential over southern Iowa into northern Missouri and west-central Illinois, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns. Additionally, elevated to critical fire weather is possible Tuesday due to gusty winds and dry conditions over parts of the southern High Plains and northeastern Montana.

Very bright fireball reported over New York, U.S.

Very bright fireball reported over New York, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over New York, U.S. at 01:08 UTC on April 14, 2024 (21:08 LT, April 13). The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds.

Severe storms unleash tornadoes and extreme floods across Texas and Louisiana, U.S.

Severe storms unleash tornadoes and extreme floods across Texas and Louisiana, U.S.

A deadly severe weather outbreak hit the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley on April 10, 2024, with tornadoes, heavy rains, and high wind gusts. The storms caused at least one fatality in Mississippi and widespread destruction, including in New Orleans, which faced a Flash Flood Emergency. Investigations suggest the event might qualify as a serial derecho — a significant meteorological phenomenon.

Rare M4.8 earthquake hits New Jersey — the strongest since 1783, U.S.

Rare M4.8 earthquake hits New Jersey — the strongest since 1783, U.S.

A rare earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.8 hit New Jersey, U.S. at 14:23 UTC (10:23 LT) on April 5, 2024, at a depth of 4.7 km (2.9 miles). This earthquake — now known as the 2024 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Earthquake — is the strongest to hit New Jersey since 1783.

Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. at 03:23 UTC on March 27, 2024 (20:23 LT, March 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).