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November 2007
Cyclone that hit Bangladesh was one of the most devastating storms in 10 years, and now the death toll climbed to at least 2,300 on Sunday. Read more....

November tornadoes from 1959 to 2004 - Data from SeverePlot by John Hart and Paul Janish SPCHere is a map of November tornadoes  from 1959 to 2004 showing that it is not uncommon for tornadoes to occur during this time. 175 deaths have been recorded during this time period.  There have been 14 F4 tornadoes, 105 F3 tornadoes, 371 F2 tornadoes, and the rest being F1 to F0 in strength. Be on your guard in November, a tornado can strike when severe weather conditions exist.
Remember November 2005 tornadoes in Indiana?
Tornadoes touched down in both Evansville Indiana and Henderson Kentucky during the night. DeGonia Springs Indiana also suffered extensive damage. The path of one tornado was over 40 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide in some spots, and moved at 70 to 75 mph staying on the ground for about 35 minutes. More than 22 people died. 

 

October 2007
Hurricane season made a few records but over all may be the slowest in over 30  years.  Read the report here
Global Warming Debate on CO2
Tornadoes Cause Damage in Kentucky and Michigan
Tornado Kills one in Michigan 
Tornado Cleanup in Pensacola
Tornado slams Pensacola, Florida, on Thursday
Tornado Video Florida
Tornado Photo of Missouri tornado
Tornado video clip Missouri with story here
Tornado Leaves 2 Dead In Missouri ... read more

Tornado chances for October 2007

September 2007
Up to 11 tornadoes struck the UK today, ripping off roofs and flattening trees as widespread heavy rain led to long delays for rail commuters. Read more Here...

Florida hit with another tornado damaging 50 homes read more...
 

An unprecedented cold air mass will move through Southern California bringing colder than normal temperatures to the region. Read More..
September snow in Southern California?  read more
Typhoon Wipha heads towards Shanghai China.
Winds over 165 mph and 36 waves force evacuations. Read More
Flights canceled as Typhoon Wipha moves in on China.
China's weather service home page with radar and photos

Photos of Florida Tornado September 16th
Florida tornado rips up over 100 homes

Earthquake 7.9 in Indonesia Tsunami Potential high read more...
More hurricane records fall according to National Hurricane Center. Those records compiled since 1949, show this is the first time for both Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes to make landfall on the same day. The 2007 hurricane season is unmatched with Hurricane Felix  making history by becoming the second Category 5 hurricane to make landfall during the Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history. These two records marks a very dangerous season for the Atlantic where records never seen before are made and much of the hurricane season still lies ahead.  read more here...   and more here..
Felix Becomes Category 5 Hurricane. National Hurricane Center said it has winds of up to 165 mph. read more..
Hurricane Felix strengthened into a dangerous Category 4 storm.
It toppled trees and flooded homes on a cluster of Dutch islands now it is churning its way into Caribbean. Read More....

August 2007
Awesome Tornado Photo From North Dakota from Sunday Aug. 26
Tornado Kills one in the small town of Northwood, North Dakota
Tornado in Bogota Colombia video seen here.....
Tornado Damage Video from Michigan by CNN
The National Weather Service confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down Friday in a 12-mile area in Livingston, Genesee and Oakland counties.
Tornadoes beat up Michigan area with northern Livingston County suffering extensive damage. Read More..
Chicago tries to determine why no tornado warnings were sounded even though a tornado warning had been issued for the area.  Read more here....
25 dead from Midwest Storms, mostly from flooding,  read more...
Check out our interview with Corporatesuckfest.com
Predicting Winter Weather  Scientists have verified the accuracy of a model that uses October snow cover in Siberia to predict upcoming winter temperatures and snowfall for the high- and mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. read more..
Tornado Kills 12 In China  read more...
Tornado Like Dust Devil seen on Mars See it by clicking here
Taken from the Mars Spirit on 12-Apr-2007 Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

1000 AM CDT TUE AUG 21 2007-Hurricane Dean - MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...165 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. DEAN IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. ALTHOUGH CONTINUED WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS DEAN CROSSES THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...DEAN IS EXPECTED TO STILL BE A HURRICANE WHEN IT REACHES THE BAY OF CAMPECHE. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 950 MB...28.05 INCHES.
Very sad photograph and story from Bullbay area of Kingston Jamaica
Photograph Hurricane Dean - 2007.08.20 at 2115Z
Hurricane Dean Cat 5 now Tulum in grave danger
Hurricane Dean Goes Visible Satellite Image

HURRICANE DEAN TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042007 835 PM AST MON AUG 20 2007 DATA FROM THE AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING HURRICANE DEAN INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 160 MPH...MAKING DEAN A POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042007 500 PM EDT MON AUG 20 2007   ...Extremely dangerous hurricane Dean expected to strike the Yucatan tonight...could reach category five before landfall... At 500 pm edt...2100z...the center of hurricane dean was located near latitude 18.2 north...longitude 84.2 west or about 270 miles... 435 km...east of Chetumal Mexico. maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph...240 km/hr...with higher gusts. Dean is an extremely dangerous category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  some strengthening is expected later today...and dean is likely to become a category five hurricane prior to making landfall. The minimum central pressure reported by an air force reserve unit reconnaissance aircraft was 918 mb...27.11 inches.
Keep Up to Date here

Earthquake Magnitude 7.9 - NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU  August 15th
Tsunami Advisory for Hawaii
Hurricane Watch Has been Canceled in Hawaii Wednesday August 15 2007
Huston has a safety plan that involves special vests for severe weather events - read more here.
For even more details of the new and innovative ideas see this link.  New groups such as this go a long way towards improving safety for seniors and they have shown that "For-Profit" and "Not-for-Profit" groups can work side by side for the good of all. Both with different motives, but both working towards the same goal.  Southeast Texas Senior Care Providers Task Force

Category 2 Hurricane Flossie nears Hawaii   Read More
Hurricane Flossie heads by Hawaii on August 14th 2007

Hurricane Flossie heads by Hawaii August 14th 2007 with winds of 110 mph.

Tornado in Brooklyn New York? read about it here
A tornado cut a 9-mile path through Staten Island and Brooklyn..... Read More Here

July 2007
Hail Storm buries city in Mexico
Tornado Tim on TV interview here Tornado Tim was on Ralph TV in Australia in July.  Click above to see the interview.

July Tornado Statistics 1959/2004................

Tornado fears causes evacuation of thousands of people from the National Mall in Washington, D.C...read more

June 2007
Tornado Photo near Colorado Springs June 27th
A storm produced a tornado in the foothills west of Colorado Springs on Wednesday in Colorado. More photos of tornado here.....
Tornadoes rake across Manitoba Canada
It is reported that 4 to 5 tornadoes touched down in southwestern Manitoba.... Read More
Wisconsin Tornado Path from Satellite photo here..
Tornadoes rip through Wisconsin Read more....
TV stations report on Wisconsin Tornado
Tornadoes Destroy Wis. Homes, Businesses
A violent tornado has devastated several villages in northern Vietnam

TV coverage of tornado damage in Iowa Video here....
Tornado Photo and details from Iowa here.....

Tornado hit Muscatine county Iowa and the surrounding area Friday June 1st causing extensive damage to some businesses and homes. read more..
.May 2007
The National Weather Service classified the Friday night tornado that hit Greensburg Kansas as an EF-5, the highest category on its scale. The weather service said it had wind estimated at 205 mph, and carved a track 1.7 miles wide and 22 miles long.
Tornadoes caused damage across western Oklahoma May 5th. Major damage has been reported in the Oklahoma town of Sweetwater  Read more...
The National Weather Service is reporting a tornado touch down in Osborne, KS. It happened about 5:45 Saturday May 5th. Read More..
A plowed through rural parts of a central Nebraska county on Saturday May 5th. damaged some outbuildings and power lines. Read More....
Tornadoes kill many in Kansas, Greensburg Kansas suffered extreme damage. It appears that Greensburg's hospital and schools were destroyed.
Tornado destroys much of Greensburg, Kansas, May 4, 2007 The tornado struck at 9:45 p.m. - The American Red Cross in Pratt has a phone number that people can call who are concerned about their loved ones. That number is 620-672-3651.  NOTE: (This reminds me very much of the Hallam Nebraska tornado on May 22nd 2004) Tornado Tim

 April 2007
Tornado kills at least 7 in Eagle Pass Texas destroyed two schools and damaged more than 20 homes. Three other people died a few miles away in Mexico.  Read More...  April 25th

April 18th Tornado Tim spoke at Greeley West High School and later speaking at the Longmont Estates Elementary science fair. April 16th Tim spoke at the Rotary Club in Hutchinson Kansas at the Stringer Fine Arts Center. He shared his excitement about storm chasing while reminding everyone you can survive a tornado if you plan ahead.


Tornado hits Fort Worth Dallas area on Friday 13th.

A fast-moving line of thunderstorms carrying rain, high winds and large hail produced at least one tornado as it blasted North Texas on Friday evening, destroying commercial buildings, homes, vehicles and a church. Read more here....

Watch Tornado Tim on Channel 8 Art Fennell Show
Watch interview here.....
March 31st 2007 read about Tornado Tim's interview with Fort Worth's Star-Telegram about his theory on a need to enlarge tornado alley maps. Read article here  Going back to 2000, less than 8 percent of the killer tornadoes were in the traditional alley.
NOAA predicts some parts of tornado alley to be drier than normal.  If this prediction holds true those areas that are expected to be drier than normal should see less tornado activity this spring.
 

 

March 2007
The tornado formed so rapidly there wasn't enough time to get the warnings out. Existing radar can only see three miles above the ground in the Holly area -- and that it takes four minutes for the system to digest the information and get it back to forecasters.  Read More here....
Tornado Photos March 28th outbreak
Video of Tornadoes March 28th here
Tornado reports from Texas to Nebraska
An outbreak of tornadoes, some of them as much as a half-mile wide... KMBC-TV read more
Two people are confirmed dead in a tornado Wednesday night in Beaver County, Okla., authorities said.
Storms spawn tornadoes across Texas Panhandle
Tornado Devastates Holly Colorado

20 to 25 mobile homes and campers were destroyed and at least three people were taken to a Tucumcari hospital after a tornado touched down Friday in New Mexico.  Read More...
Many other Tornado reports in New Mexico Friday 23rd 

Alabama Tornado Video Clip here
18 Dead, 13 at High School from tornado
students remain trapped inside the school in Alabama
8 Killed at School from Tornado Enterprise High School appears to have taken a direct hit from a deadly tornado on March 1st 2007.
Tornado Kills 7 Year old in Missouri March 1st
Last day of February ends with tornadoes in Kansas
Tornado Damage in Kansas- video clips here March 1st
Storms bring twisters, hail, flooding Feb 28th

 

February 2007
Possible tornado shreds Arkansas stores Sat Feb 24, 2007
At least one tornado touched down in Dumas, Arkansas
Weather Service Confirms Tornado Struck Bossier City
One Dead, 20,000 without power
1 Dead, 15 Hurt After Apparent Tornado New Orleans
Tornado hits Westwego Louisiana during the night
Damage is extensive in some areas, Doppler radar clearly showed a tornado signature in that vicinity.
More questions about Global Warming Science
Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?
Read opinion of Dr. Tim Ball,
Chairman of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (www.nrsp.com), is a Victoria-based environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg.
12 feet, 2 inches of snow at Redfield N.Y. (Record)
N.Y. Weathers 100-Plus Inches of Snow
Snow 8 feet deep and counting
Winter is getting Dangerously Cold
Northern Arctic Blast Linked to 4 Deaths
Hawaii Cold Spell .......Read More
Schools Close in Midwest due to Cold weather
Temperatures Dip to Deadly Levels in East

Florida cleans up after tornadoes   read more....
Florida Tornado and storms Death Total 19 now
Tornado Strikes in Florida Destroying homes and killing
at least 14 early Friday Read More...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE’S IMPROVED TORNADO RATING SYSTEM NOW OPERATIONAL - Read More..... January 2007
Deadly storms in Europe - Hurricane like winds
Storm Photos from Europe

Deadly Ice Storms from Texas to Illinois
The storm had been blamed for at least 39 deaths across the region.

New Year starts with 2 Tornado Deaths Read More..
Tornado rips apart mobile homes and kills two read more.. 
 

December 2006

Cleanup after 2 tornadoes in Florida Begins
One of the tornadoes in Daytona Beach was an F-2
Tornado destroys six homes in Florida on Christmas
Christmas morning Lake City Florida area appears to have been hit with a tornado.

2007 Hurricane Season Prediction looks Fearsome
Dr. Gray and others forecast states that information obtained through November 2006 indicates that the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than the average 1950-2000 season.  They estimate that 2006 will have about 7 hurricanes (average is 5.9), 14 named storms (average is 9.6), 70 named storm days (average is 49.1), 35 hurricane days (average is 24.5), 3 intense (Category 3-4-5) hurricanes (average is 2.3) and 8 intense hurricane days (average is 5.0).  The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is estimated to be about 125 percent above the long-period average.  Read full report here .....
Tornado rips through London England
Small tornado tore through London
Tornado slices house in half in London
November 2006
Whatever happened to the Hurricanes in 2006?
Read Accuweathers Overblown Predictions and how they thought it was going to be a terrible year for hurricanes.
Read another report of the over hyped hurricane predictions for 2006.  Read More.....

 
Tornado Caused $500K in Damages In North Carolina
read more.....
The people living along the Cape Fear River have no tornado sirens so many people had no warning when the tornado hit.  People killed in Riegelwood by the tornado were found within 200 yards from the tornado's path. Read More...
Cars were flipped, mobile homes wiped out by Tornado
Photos From Tornado Damage In South
A tornado struck a North Carolina trailer park on Thursday, killing at least six people. It tore mobile homes off their foundations and flung bodies into the woods and cars into houses, officials said. read more...

Many homes damaged in Sumrall Mississippi area from possible tornado. Damage in other areas also possibly from tornadoes. Read More.....
Tornado in Louisiana kills one, warnings elsewhere as storms rake the south.  Read More....  Many tractor-trailers along Interstate 40 flipped in Arkansas from storm winds.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning on Wednesday November 15th,  after a magnitude of 8.1 earthquake shook the Kuril islands north of Japan. According to the  the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the warning was issued for eastern Hokkaido, Japan.
Read More......

Deadly tornado hits town in Japan
In Saroma, on the island of Hokkaido 2 still missing.. read more

 Monthly Tornado Stats (PDF file)
   How many tornadoes 2002-2006 Totals
Tornado Reports Trend Graph
Tornado Fatalities Map 2006

November tornadoes from 1959 to 2004 - Data from SeverePlot by John Hart and Paul Janish SPCHere is a map of November tornadoes  from 1959 to 2004 showing that it is not uncommon for tornadoes to occur during this time. 175 deaths have been recorded during this time period.  There have been 14 F4 tornadoes, 105 F3 tornadoes, 371 F2 tornadoes, and the rest being F1 to F0 in strength. Be on your guard in November, a tornado can strike when severe weather conditions exist.
Remember November 2005 tornadoes in Indiana?
Tornadoes touched down in both Evansville Indiana and Henderson Kentucky during the night. DeGonia Springs Indiana also suffered extensive damage. The path of one tornado was over 40 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide in some spots, and moved at 70 to 75 mph staying on the ground for about 35 minutes. More than 22 people died. 
October 2006
Kansas Tornado Photos and Story October 26th 2006
Tornadoes Strike Across Kansas
Powerful thunderstorms spawned two dozen tornadoes in southwest Kansas in less than two hours Thursday, damaging a hospital roof and downing fences and sheds.
NASA Satellite Identifies Most Intense Thunderstorms
A summer thunderstorm often provides much-needed rainfall and heat wave relief, but others bring large hail, destructive winds, and tornadoes. Now with the help of NASA satellite data, scientists are gaining insight into the distribution of such storms around much of the world.

Expect Extremes in Weather Experts Say
Recent episodes of deadly heat in the United States and Europe, long dry spells across the U.S. West, and heavy bursts of rain and snow across much of North America and Eurasia hint at longer-term changes to come, according to a new study based on several of the world's most advanced climate models. Read More..
Geelong cleans up after 'mini tornado' in Australia
The State Emergency Service in Victoria says a storm last night, which damaged about 40 houses at Corio in Geelong's north, was like a mini tornado. read more...
Tornado At Venus’s South Pole Detected
Russian science equipment, installed aboard the European international station "Venus-Express", has detected a tornado at the South Pole of the Morning Star. read more..
Tornado Rips Through East Texas Town
A tornado swept through Newton County Monday, knocking down trees all over the area. Tuesday was all about cleanup for several families in Newton.
U.S. HAS COOLER SEPTEMBER- AFTER WARM SUMMER
September 2006 was cooler than average for the continental U.S., providing relief from the second-warmest summer on record, according to scientists at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

Major Earthquake Hits Hawaii.
Power Outages and landslides reported on the Islands  Read More....
Earthquake Seismic Monitor
Automatic GEOFON Global Seismic Monitor

The rest of the 2006 hurricane season expected to be below average largely due to developing El Niño conditions in the central and eastern Pacific.  November activity in El Niño years is very rare. Read more details here....

Study brings new insight into severe-storm behavior.
For more than a decade, two NASA science instruments have orbited the planet, observing the flash and fury of Earth’s electrical storms. Now, the lightning information gleaned by these instruments may help NASA scientists and weather forecasters worldwide better understand dangerous weather patterns, and help minimize danger to lives and property. Read More....
 

September 2006
11 Dead As Midwest, South Storms Subside
Tornadoes, Lightning, Flooding leave 9 Dead.... read more
Tornado kills one as storms spawn tornadoes across central US.   Read more.....


Storms leave 7 dead  read more....
Tornadoes rake across US from Missouri to Illinois with numerous injuries reported.  Reports of damaged roofs, some homes completely destroyed, vehicles overturned.

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Tornadoes touch down across Kansas
Tornado sirens went off in town of Russell, KS 9-21-06
 

Tornado Reports 9-16-2006
Time   Location Comments
2110   4 SE SALEM (FSD)
2115   5 S SALEM SD TORNADO WITH DEBRIS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90 ON HIGHWAY 81 (FSD)
2118   3 W MONTROSE SD LARGE TORNADO JUST CROSSED INTERSTATE 90 EAST OF THE CANISTOTA EXIT. (FSD)
2153   1 N COLTON  SD (FSD)
2157   2 S CHESTER  SD (FSD)
2205   1 E BROOKINGS SD (FSD)
2212   2 NNE KIMBALL  SD (FSD)
2310   15 S CAVOUR SD (FSD)
0208   4 NE GRETNA  NE 180TH AND HARRISON (OAX)

U.S. HAS SECOND WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD
Sept. 14, 2006 — Summer 2006 was the second warmest June-to-August period in the continental U.S. since records began in 1895   Read More...

 Shocking News Steve Irwin Dies in Stingray Attack
In a freak accident the Crocodile Hunter who amazed people worldwide with his close up view of nature died while filming another encounter with wildlife.
Ernesto power outages climb

 

August 2006
Minnesota Tornado Kills One
Sueur County and Nicollet County hit hard by tornadoes. Read More.... Photos included
Free Video of Minnesota Tornado August 25, 2006
Another Video Clip of Minnesota Tornado
2006 Hurricane Outlook Update
NOAA scientists warn this year's relatively quiet start is not an indication of what the remainder of the season has in store.

Tornado and extreme storms ravage Britain
Photos and read more here.... 18th August 2006
Snow fell in South Africa's southern region again
Wed Aug 16, 2006  Read More....
Wildlife a worry in tornado aftermath. The communities of Gull Lake and Lac du Bonnet, in eastern Manitoba, suffered extensive damage when a tornado tore through the area on Aug. 5. Read More...

Tornado debris injures people in Colby Kansas. Trained weather spotters reported the tornado and injury reports have come in MON AUG 7 2006.
Tornado Rips Manitoba Canada Resort Area
At least one person killed... Read More
Tornado hit just outside Australind Australia
Read More.....
Warroad Minnesota Tornado Leaves Destruction
Read More...  Free Video Clip of tornado

Tropical storm Prapiroon Leaves destruction in China  Read more
Half a million homeless in India floods, Mumbai hit
"Over half a million people living in low-lying areas of 12 river front districts have been displaced due to the three-day downpour and flooding,"  Read More...

South Africa has been battered by snow and winter weather while Mpumalanga holiday village of Dullstroom was hit Tuesday night with a tornado.  Read More...
It's snowing across part of South Africa while heat bakes others around the world.
Snow, freezing temperatures and gale force winds in South Africa.  Read more.....

New technique in weather forecasting in detecting water vapor density may lead to better predicting of storm intensity.  Read more....

El Paso under rare flooding....Rescue efforts consisted of people on roof tops, stuck on top of cars or wading through neck-deep water.  Read More

 

July 2006
Dakotas are at the center of drought stricken states
Some ranchers have been forced to sell off their entire herds
farmers fields have dried up.... Read More

Flooding in Ohio Prompts Evacuations July 28th
Flooding forces people to rooftops.. Read More

A heat wave baking California since mid July has killed 25,000 cattle Read More.....

Storms July 20th Laramie County Wyoming
Winds well over 70mph took off barn roof.

Tornado Tim filmed a large wildfire near Douglas Wyoming on July 18th which burned over 12,000 acres of grass, sage, juniper and ponderosa pine

Tornado Tim Chases down more storms in July, with one funnel that almost became a tornado coming just short of a full touchdown on July 11th in Kansas.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Hastings have said that the 30-county area they serve in central Nebraska and north-central Kansas hasn't had a confirmed tornado for the first six months of this year. That hasn't happened since 1950. Read More....

July brings an end to most storm chasers in the field. Doppler on Wheels has ended until 2007, Tim Samaras has dismantled his team for the rest of the year unless a major outbreak is predicted. For the most part, 2006 was not a great year for most storm chasers, with many not seeing one tornado. July may see a slight pickup in tornadoes from June this year only because there were so few, but usually tornado reports decline.  Tornadoes will occur in July and August, but how strong and how predictable are the big questions. There has been a few Julys where the tornado season became very active, will this be one of those years?
June 2006
Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin on Fathers day June 18th

Another tornado in Kansas on June 17th, with one also reported in Texas and one in Oklahoma.

tornado was seen from I-70 today June 16th near Goodland Kansas and was even visible from the National Weather Service Office in Goodland Kansas. While on the ground it was seen heading directly for town, but it appears no major damage was done.

Look for Tornado Tim on CBS national news this weekend.  CBS did a report on chasing with Tim and his daughter Kindra.
 Thousands Evacuate As Alberto Approaches
Tropical Storm Alberto May Become Hurricane
Alberto may strengthen to a Category 1 storm before reaching land.

Tornadoes hit Wisconsin leaving path of damage Wednesday June 6th. A tornado watch was only issued after the tornadic storms began, leaving little time for local residents to prepare.

 May 2006
150 Fishermen Missing After Asia Typhoon
Floods Bring call for State of Emergency
Torrential rain forced hundreds of people from their homes in parts of New England on Sunday, as water flowed over dams and washed out roads.
Tornadoes Kill 3 in Westminster Texas.  There were no sirens in the city to warn people.
Here is some video of the Martin County Texas tornado on May 5th that Tornado Tim  captured at 8 pm while chasing with French TV.
 April 2006
Lightning strikes deadly blow to neighbor
Tropical Cyclone Monica Threatens Australia
Australia's far north is set to be hit by ``very destructive'' winds later today as Tropical Cyclone Monica, categorized as the most severe cyclone, hits the northern coast of Arnhem Land, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Storms make for High Home Insurance
The four most expensive states in which to insure a home, according to NAIC, are Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Florida due to the wild weather they experience from large hail to high winds.
Snow storm Leaves 4 dead
Dangerous tornado Season not over
Danube now at record level in Hungary and Serbia
160,000 people and 50,000 homes as southeastern Europe threatened as they battle massive floods.
Artificially Making Rain May be used in China to Clear Dust
Storms carrying chalky dust from the north China plain hit Beijing every spring, but newspapers said this week's was the heaviest since at least 2001.
Danube is at highest level since 1895 in Romania
A state of emergency has been declared in 10 regions of Serbia. Romania and Bulgaria have also been severely hit.

Tornadoes cause damage in Gage County Nebraska
Weather Channel reporters arrested at site of tornado death
Brazil floods kill eight, leave 116,000 homeless
Tornado Kills one in Iowa
Tornadoes tore across a university campus overnight, ripping roofs and walls off a sorority house, homes and apartments, crushing cars, and killing a woman in a mobile home southeast of town.
Tornado Rips through Iowa City
Tornadoes rake across Iowa Thursday night. Reports are coming in fast.
AT 924 PM CDT...TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR MUSCATINE...OR ABOUT OVER MUSCATINE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. ANOTHER
STORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST THROUGH MUSCATINE COUNTY THROUGH 1030 PM.
MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO LARGE SHOPING BUILDINGS AT INTSCTN OF Q18 AND STATE HIGHWAY 1. LOTS OF DEBRIS AND DOWNED TREES in Johnson County Iowa.  POSSIBLE TORNADO REPORTED AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CAMPUS IN IOWA CITY. NO MAJOR INJURIES REPORTED AT THIS TIME. (DVN)
SPOTTER REPORTED TORNADO HEADED NORTHEAST ABOUT 5 -10 MINUTES AGO. ALSO REPORTED DEBRIS FALLING FROM THE SKY AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL ABOUT THE SAME TIME. (DVN)
SPOTTER REPORTED THREE TORNADOS ON THE GROUNF ON THE EAST END OF MUSCATINE...CONFIRMED. (DVN)
TORNADO IN SOUTHEAST MUSCATINE HEADING ACROSS THE RIVER. (DVN)

Welcome to the listener of the Johnny Molson and Andy Lee show in Springfield Illinois that heard Tornado Tim on the air today on WMAY radio. 
NOAA REPORTS TORNADO SEASON STARTS BUSY
A warm winter contributed to a busy and deadly start to the tornado season, according to NOAA meteorologists. This is the highest total number of reports for the first three months of the year since 1999 and is a sharp contrast to last year when only 96 tornado reports and five deaths occurred by April 3. The number of deaths so far is the highest since 1998.
Again? Tennessee sees more dead from Tornadoes April 7
The heartache multiplies for Tennessee as more tornadoes cause destruction and death.

Tornado Hits Israel April 7
Incredible Multiple videos of CaruthersvilleTornado
Tornadoes hit Tennessee hardest with 19 dead
Storms across 6 states leave 23 dead
St Louis 2 Killed as Storms slam area
Twisters sweep across central Illinois
Possible Tornado in Downtown Indy
April Tornado Outlook
Tornado cuts 17-mile swath April 2nd
Fairland, Indiana tornado. By the time it hit the area of I-74 and London Road in Shelby County, it was four-tenths of a mile wide and was packing winds of about 120 mph, reaching F2 on the Fujita scale that ranks tornado intensity.
Severe weather hits Kansas
Tornado carves 6-mile Ohio path April 2nd
March 2006
Tornado count climbs in March 2006
Kansas gets hit again with tornadoes
Tornado Damages Sioux City Home
Northeast US in line for Major Hurricane
Australia's northeast coast devastated by Cyclone
Cyclone Larry's winds were up to 290 kph (180 mph) when it crossed the coast south of Cairns on Monday morning, leaving destruction along 300 km of coast.
Tornado touched down in Uvalde County South Texas
Uvalde County law enforcement officials reported that a tornado touched down at about 10 p.m. Sunday, taking down power lines and overturning trailers, said Dennis Cook, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Austin-San Antonio office.
Worst cyclone to threaten Australia's Queensland state for decades with wind gusts of up to 280 kilometres (175 mph) an hour and storm surges of up to two metres (6.6 feet), the weather bureau said.

Tornado Location Map from March 12thMarch 12 Tornado Reports
Tornado Outbreak Missouri March 12th Report
Springfield Illinois Tornado Report


Spring 2006 Outlook
Potential for a significant wildfire season in the Southwest and central and southern Plains.
Weather expert warns of costly hurricanes
Coastal building is setup for disaster
11 Dead in Texas Fires; Cattle Burn Alive

At least 11 people have died and 1,900 others have been forced to evacuate since the weekend. The fires, propelled by winds as high as 55 mph, have raced across more than 1,000 square miles.

Midwest Asses Tornado Damage
Violent Midwest Storms Kill 10
Kansas to Illinois tornadoes rack destruction and death across the middle US.

Tornado Outbreak March 12 2006
TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED A LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND 3 W OF URICH MISSOURI -VEHICLES WERE OVERTURNED ALONG INTERSTATE 70 in Missouri - AT 804 PM CST...TRAINED SPOTTERS ARE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR KNOB NOSTER. DOPPLER IS SHOWING THIS
TORNADO MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. THE TOWNS OF EMMA...NELSON AND BLACKWATER ARE ALSO IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADIC STORM. AT 825 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A TORNADO IN SOUTHWEST SPRINGFIELD NEAR THE I-72 AND
I-55 AREA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
TORNADO PRODUCING DAMAGE JUST SOUTH OF WHITEMAN AFB Missouri.  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A TORNADO 8 MILES SOUTH OF GRANBY...OR 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEOSHO. THE TORNADO WAS MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH. TRAINED SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND.. AND A  SECOND TORNADO IS FORMING TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE FIRST TORNADO!


A Large Tornado hits St. Mary Missouri
The National Weather Service said a large tornado hit in northern Perry County Saturday night, flattening homes and injuring people.
Tornadoes Kill 2 in Southern Missouri and Illinois
Tornadoes left a path of damage stretching over 20 miles

Tornado Confirmed The weather service said a tornado stayed on the ground for nearly 8 miles in eastern Arkansas. 4 people were injured and18 homes damaged, along with a church and other structures.
March Storms Bring Destruction
Roofs torn off, baseball size hail, storms cause havoc across US.
New data considered for predicting storms
Their computer model takes into account water vapor released by tree leaves, grasses and crops - moisture that can trigger or stifle severe weather by interacting with storm fronts, said Dev Niyogi, a Purdue University scientist who led the study.
Phoenix Drought brings a new record everyday
March 9 — Thursday began like the 141 days before it

Welcome listeners of The Van Patrick Show on
710 KCMO-AM Kansas City.  Tornado Tim was interviewed about this years storm season.  Tim warned everyone to be ready, March can be a deadly month.

Enhanced Fujita Scale article has recently been completed by the Wind Science and Engineering Center at Texas Tech University.  Click here for the (pdf) document. Discussed in the article is the need for revising the current rating system used that was created by Dr. Ted Fujita (1971)

March Tornado Statistics shows March to be a dangerous monthTornado Outlook for March 2006 by Tornado Tim.  Historically March can be a deadly month for tornadoes.

Read the detailed report on March Tornadoes

February 2006

NEWS RELEASE: Tornado Tim is working with the Restoration project helping people prepare to be ready to rescue and restore those effected by severe natural disasters. Lives can be saved when people work together, and Tornado Tim is glad to be a part of this life saving project.

Tornado Tim was interviewed on Technorama show with Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe. The show can be download at: Podcast Interview
January 2006
70 Mile per hour winds in Southern California
Strong winds fanned brush and house fires, knocked out power to 77,000 utility customers on Monday.
High Winds Cause Havoc in New York Commute
Fallen trees blocked trains and the George Washington bridge was shut down for a while.
Russian freeze causes gas shortage in Europe
Cold weather kills over 20 people in Russia
as temperature keep dropping to -22 or lower.

Tornado Hits Alabama
A tornado ripped through this tiny, rural community Friday, leaving one woman dead and a swath of destruction a half mile wide and a mile long beside U.S. 84 just before 10 a.m.
Weather Big Fear Generator
People react to severe weather reports in fear, from Hurricanes to Snow storms.
December 2005
Wednesday morning saw a record 45 below zero at West Yellowstone, Montana the frequently cold spot at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the National Weather Service said. The old record for December 7 was 39 below, set in 1927.

November 2005
November tornadoes from 1959 to 2004 - Data from SeverePlot by John Hart and Paul Janish SPCHere is a map of November tornadoes  from 1959 to 2004 showing that it is not uncommon for tornadoes to occur during this time. 175 deaths have been recorded during this time period.  There have been 14 F4 tornadoes, 105 F3 tornadoes, 371 F2 tornadoes, and the rest being F1 to F0 in strength. Be on your guard in November, a tornado can strike when severe weather conditions exist. So 2005 has not been that uncommon.
2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE RECORDS

  • 26 Named Storms (previous record: 21 in 1933)
  • 13 Hurricanes (previous record: 12 in 1969)
  • Four major hurricanes hitting the U.S. (previous record: three in 2004)
  • Three Category 5 Hurricanes (previous record: two in 1960 and 1961)
  • Morris County Tornado Destroys Home
    One Dead In Midwest Tornado
    In Arkansas there was  1 FATALITY
    ON INTERSTATE 40 AT MILE MARKER 111... LUMBER YARD HIT BY TORNADO.  LUMBER COVERING BOTH SIDES OF I-40. CARS TURNED OVER ON I-40. Tornadoes are being reported in Kansas. Local law enforcement reported a tornado 12 miles south of Herington Kansas...or about 30 miles south of Abilene Kansas. Also a storm spotter reported a tornado 3 miles south of the town of Pilsen Kansas.  In Missouri an apparent tornado struck in Howell county.

    Blizzard traps 1,000 on moor 11/26/2005
    Eight RAF and Royal Navy helicopters ferried people to safety and took those suffering from the cold to hospital.
    Plunging temperatures and blizzards have brought chaos to much of Britain, stranding motorists and forcing schools to close. In South West England, snow caused accidents and numerous road blockages.

    Tornado Kills one in Benton Indiana
    In Tennessee Henry County's emergency officials had to scramble for shelter when a tornado hit their office. Tornadoes again hit Midwest with tornadoes in Indiana and Illinois on Tuesday causing extensive damage to some homes. One person was reported dead in Benton, Ky., when a mobile home flipped over.
    Tornado at New Zealand Bay of Plenty
    Canadian School reopens after last weeks tornado
    Iowa tornado sends football fans running for cover
    Tornado sirens forced officials to clear the stands
    Tornadoes in Iowa on Saturday Nov. 12th caused damage in Woodward Iowa from one of several tornadoes while much of Stratford Iowa was damaged. Extensive damage is reported in Woodward Iowa by one of the tornadoes.  Tornadoes moved rapidly through Iowa while snow moved into Montana.
    Welcome to all the viewers who saw Tornado Tim on MSNBC
    Scarborough Country Wednesday night.
    .
    Tornado Rips Through Evansville Indiana and Henderson Kentucky Killing 22
    The tornado touched down in both Evansville Indiana and Henderson Kentucky during the night. DeGonia Springs Indiana also suffered extensive damage. The path of the tornado looks to be over 40 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide in some spots, moved at 70 to 75 mph and stayed on the ground for about 35 minutes. This is an incredible speed for a tornado to move at.
    Deadly tornado stirs debate over safety
    In Minnesota, mobile-home parks built since 1998 must have tornado/storm shelters for residents.
    Wichita, Kan., and St. Joseph, Mo., have similar ordinances requiring tornado shelters.

    October 2005
    Monday Oct. 24th Hurricane Wilma hits Florida as a Cat 3. and moves through rapidly but leaves 6 million in the dark and some dead.
    Sunday Night: Hurricane Wilma speeding quickly towards Florida. Hurricane Hunters report pressure at 958 mb MAX FL WIND 114 KT NE QUAD 01:04:30 Z OUTER EYE IS RAGGED - INNER EYE IS OPEN E-SW

    Sunday Morning: Wilma now heading towards Florida with a pressure of  961mb and sustained winds of around 100 mph. A category 2 hurricane it may strengthen before hitting Florida, but still expect tornadoes and large storm swells 5 to 8 feet above normal.
    Wilma weakens Oct. 20th, Cat 4 - Pressure 910mb.
    2 Eye walls-concentric- eye diameter 7 miles, and outer diameter 35 miles. Hurricane Hunters found: Max FL Winds 137kt (158mph) NE QUAD 8:44 Z
    October 19th Wilma became 12th hurricane of the season which  ties a record and reached Cat 5 status. It could hit Florida this weekend.  NHC Warnings  

    A
    pressure of 882 mb was reported on Wednesday making it the lowest pressure on record in the Atlantic.
    Hurricane Hunter Report  Peak Report Wednesday
    MAX FL WIND 168 KT (193mph) SE QUAD 06:10:20 Z
    Closed Eye Wall   Very tight wind center


    A 7.7-magnitude earthquake near the Pakistan-India border Saturday killed more than 30,000. Read full story.

    September 2005
    Hurricane Rita  a category 5. 
    Hurricane Hunters Report -
    MAX FL WIND 200+ MPH
      NE QUAD 19:32:00 Z
    "Stadium" Closed eye wall - Incredible....... 

    Lowest Pressure  898 MB
     Full Report on Rita

    Tornado Tim was on the Debbie Nigro show on Friday morning and talked to her about storm chasing and tornadoes on her nationally syndicated talk show heard nationwide. Thanks for having us on Debbie.

    Hurricane Ophelia Update: HURRICANE OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  34A...CORRECTED
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    2 PM EDT WED SEP 14 2005

    CORRECTED INTENSITY FROM 80 TO 85 MPH
    ...OPHELIA CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...
     
    A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS.
     
    A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ARE IN EFFECT NORTH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT
    VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF NEW POINT COMFORT.
     
    August 2005
    Hurricane Katrina Details, Hurricane Images and Report
    www.tornadochaser.net/hurricane.html
    Hurricane Katrina aftermath is incredible. Katrina is the worst natural disaster in the US ever. Dangerous Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a 4 hurricane . Damage and flooding is extensive, many people called 911 for help. Full hurricane Katrina Report Satellite photos of hurricane Katrina destruction have been added.

    What You can do: One lesson for all of us to learn from the hurricane Katrina nightmare is to check with your local and state officials to find out what disaster plans they have for your own local area. Every community, not just hurricane prone areas, but every city and every state must have a plan to deal with what ever potential disasters they may face whether it is a hurricane, flood or tornado. After the disaster hits is not the time to find out what their plan was. In other words, you must take action to keep this from happening in your area. You are responsible for those who run your counties, cities and states and it is your responsibility to know what plans they have in place. 

    Please check out NOAA's StormReady program. http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/   StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property– before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.  Take the responsibility and get your local officials involved. They even have a TsunamiReady program. http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/tsunamiready/index.htm


    Tornado Tim was on Alison Bells show on LBC 97.3 radio based in London discussing hurricane Katrina with her listeners in the UK.


    Tornado In Canada 8/20/2005
    "Residents of an Ontario community just northwest of Guelph were picking up the pieces Saturday after a confirmed tornado touched down during a fierce series of storms that passed through southern Ontario."
    Stoughton Wisconsin Tornado Kills One 8/19
    Wisconsin Tornado Kills One 8/19
    STEVE APPS - Wisconsin State Journal   www.madison.com

    Viola Wisconsin Area Closed Down After Tornado
    Wright Wyoming Tornado - This has happened before
    Two killed in tornado

    Tornado Hits Wright Wyoming
    Killer tornado in Wright Wyoming -Located about 38 miles south of Gillette Wyoming a tornado hit this town with little warning. A town surrounded by wide open prairie it seems odd that the tornado would hit there, when there is so much other area where it would have hit nothing. This is the first killer tornado in Wyoming in over 20 years.
    0451 PM TORNADO WRIGHT 43.75N 105.50W 08/12/2005 F2 CAMPBELL WY *** 2 FATAL, 13 INJ *** TORNADO PATH 1 1/2 MILES LONG BY
    1/4 MILE WIDE. WINDS 113-130 MPH. TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED
    TO BE ON THE GROUND FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES. 40 TO 50 MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED.

    July 2005
    Tornado Terror in UK, Birmingham England

    Tornado Tim was on Alison Bells show on LBC 97.3 radio based in London discussing the Birmingham tornado with her listeners in the UK.

    Trees Uprooted in Birmingham England
    Worst tornado in 25 years in UK in Birmingham England
    Kings Heath was devastated by the ferocious winds.
    "Mr Kings said the event probably measured about three to four on the tornado scale, which is monitored by the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO)."

    130mph twister hits Brum
    A Met Office spokesman said: “It measured T4 on the Torro scale for measuring tornado intensity." This is very strong for England.
    Three killed by Lightning in the US July 29th

    Hurricane Emily Photo  1915z-050714-1kg12
    Hurricane Dennis Photo  1745zb-050709
    Hurricane Dennis now producing tornadoes in Florida after slamming Cuba.
    Tornado in Alexander County damages 23 homes
    A strong storm, apparently a tornado, knocked down scores of trees along Interstate 77 from Statesville north to the Iredell-Yadkin county line.

    Tornadoes in Netherlands
    during first week in July.
    Photo by Joost Verlaat -Tornadoes in Netherlands during first week in July
    Photo by Marcel Janssen -Tornadoes in Netherlands during first week in July

    Tornado Causes Serious damage to Atlanta Speedway

    The National Weather Service's Peachtree City office, said a preliminary investigation indicated the tornado was an F-2 with winds up to 157 mph.
    Farmer caught in Tornado Near Yorkshire UK
    A tornado which hit his farm on Tues (Jul 5) lifted him and his one-tonne cattle trailer into the air.

     

    June 2005
    Hammond Wisconsin city hit hard by Tornado
    Wisconsin hit with Tornadoes June 12
    June 9th Outbreak report
    Kansas Tornadoes hit state
    Tornadoes Reported In Oklahoma
    first tornado outbreak of spring season
    Wisconsin tornadoes Reported
    Tornado touches down near McGregor Texas
    SPC reports June 4th
    The tornado lull is over, our first big tornado outbreak this year hits in many states.

    April 2005
    Tornadoes in Kansas and Nebraska April 21
    Kansas was hit with many tornadoes Sunday April 10th
    Tornado Damages Home in Kansas
    Tornado Reports - Big Tornado outbreak Wed. 6th
    Tornadoes cause damage from Lousiana to Mississippi. Webster Parish authorities say a tornado touched down early this morning near the border of Webster and Bienville parishes damaging as many as 15 homes. More...
    Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency in storm-damaged areas of Mississippi.   More....
    A tornado destroyed about eight homes and damaged a dozen houses, barns and workshops..   More....
    Tornado damage was extensive in some parts of Rankin County, Miss., after a tornado. More.....

    Tornado Reports April 5th 2005 from spc
    Time Location County State Lat Lon Comments
    1935 2 N HAYNE SEWARD KS 3713 10080 (DDC)
    1945 6 NNW KISMET SEWARD KS 3729 10074 ROOF BLOWN OFF BARN, WINDOWS BLOWN OUT OF VEHICLE, POWER LINES DOWN. (DDC)
    2000 5 NE LIBERAL SEWARD KS 3710 10087 (DDC)
    2020 12 NE SUBLETTE HASKELL KS 3760 10069 (DDC)
    2020 8 N COPELAND GRAY KS 3766 10063 (DDC)
    2027 5 NW MONTEZUMA GRAY KS 3765 10051 (DDC)
    2035 6 NE COPELAND GRAY KS 3760 10055 (DDC)
    2103 1 W ALTON OSBORNE KS 3947 9897 CIRCULATION REPORTED ON THE GROUND (GID)
    2125 2 NE STOCKTON ROOKS KS 3946 9924 (GID)

    March 2005
    Possible tornadoes Wednesday 30th
    Illinois
    PUBLIC REPORT OF A FUNNEL WITH SWIRLING DEBRIS ON THE GROUND NEAR MUNSTER - LASALLE/LIVINGSTON COUNTY LINE. CARS BLOWN OFF THE ROAD 2 MILES WEST OF STREATOR 1 1/2
    TORNADO REPOR TED NEAR METAMORA.- ABOUT 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF EUREKA.

    Wisconsin
    PUBLIC REPORTS OF A TORNADO ON THE GROUND ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE CITY OF BEAVER DAM. SEVERAL PEOPLE REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUDS. ONLY ONE PERSON REPORTED A TORNADO ON

    Minnesota
    MOVING NORTH FROM MITCHELL COUNTY IOWA...NEAR JOHNSBURG - A TORNADO HAS BEEN SPOTTED MOVING NORTH OUT OF IOWA!
    Wisconsin
    AT 156 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR WAUNAKEE...  MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
    Iowa
    AT 1209 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS  STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR GOWRIE...OR 15 MILES SOUTH OF FORT DODGE...  AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.
    PUBLIC REPORTED A POSSIBLE TORNADO NEAR GOWRIE AT 1205 PM.

    Wednesday Reports from SPC
    The Impossible Tornado
    Just when you think we understand tornadoes a storm chaser captures the impossible tornado.
    His unbelievable photos here you must see
    Tornado New Zealand March 26th
    A house on State Highway 2, near Rogers Rd, had its double garage roof torn off and hurled 300m on to a neighbor's property.
    Tornadoes turn Deadly
    *** 1 FATAL *** TORNADO CONFIRMED ON THE GROUND. ADDITIONAL INJURIES REPORTED. ONE FATALITY CONFIRMED BY GEMA AS OF 6 PM EST. DONALSONVILLE Georgia
    2 S GORDON
    Alabama STRUCTURES DAMAGED WITH PEOPLE TRAPPED INSIDE ON COUNTY ROAD 81 JUST BEFORE THE CITY OF GORDON.
    Twisters Touch Down
    Tornadoes from Kansas to Oklahoma
    Oklahoma tornadoes bring in spring 2005.  Many tornado touchdowns have been reported with some damage.
    Tornado kills four, injures seven in North Vietnam
    Tornado death toll: 39 in Gaibandha - Bangladesh
    No Tornado Warnings Sirens in Town
    Tornado in California Again March 5th
    FONTANA SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA 341011746
    A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN FONTANA NEAR CERES AVE AND POPLAR AVE. THE TORNADO DAMAGED 4 HOMES AND KNOCKED DOWN POWERLINES. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.

    February 2005
    Apparent tornado- northwest Palm Bay, Florida 2/28
    two dozen homes in Palm Bay were damaged by tornado
    Tornado Damage in California
    "A tornado touched down in Fallbrook"
    January  2005
    F-3 tornado confirmed in Union County
    Couple killed in tornado
    Tornado Hits Northern Europe Jan 10th
    Tornado Warning in California Jan 10
    Two tornadoes that struck southern Brazil
    Brazil Gets Hit by Tornadoes

     

    December 2004
    Tornadoes from Texas to Alabama on 6th
    Dec 8th
    At Least 10 tornadoes touched down.
    TEXAS HAS WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD
    Many Tornado Victims Lacked Insurance
    Blockbuster Atlantic Hurricane Season Closes
    Florida Panhandle tornado had winds 113-157 mph
    Storm Death Toll at 412 in Philippines
    Storm damage caused by tornadoes
    November 2004

    Tornadoes Strike Texas, Kill one Nov. 24
    Huge tornado reported at Nadur, Gozo Photo Nov 15
    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma nov 13th Video Included
    November Tornadoes in Oklahoma nov 13th
    MUST SEE TV - Tornado Tommy
    CATEGORY 6: DAY OF DESTRUCTION on CBS
    Tornado Still Vivid Image 15 Years Later

    Hurricane Francis Heads towards Florida frances 1445zB-040902  NOAA PHOTOHurricane Frances GOES-12 Photo  Frances was located east-southeast of the lower Florida East Coast when this photo was taken from GOES-12 NOAA satelite.

    August 2004
    Agate Colorado Tornado by Tornado Tim   

    October 2004
    Tornado Kills 3 in Missouri Oct. 19
    Tornadoes cause destruction in Denver Area Oct 4 2004

    Mount Saint Hellens Cam

    September 2004
    Photo THE WASHINGTON TIMES Justin Springhetti Larger Version of photo on their site.Tornadoes and Ivan smashes way through region

    Tornado touches down in Remington, VA, during an after noon of tornados in northern Virginia spawned by remnants of Hurricane Ivan. Justin Springhetti (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

    Tornadoes Pound Washington Region Sept 18
    Tornadoes thrash county  Sept 18
    DOZENS KILLED IN U.S. Sept. 18

    Hurricane Frances Spawns Tornadoes Sept. 8
    RECORD NUMBER OF TORNADOES  IN  AUGUST


    Hurricane Francis Heads towards Florida frances 1445zB-040902  NOAA PHOTOHurricane Frances GOES-12 Photo

    Frances was located east-southeast of the lower Florida East Coast when this photo was taken from GOES-12 NOAA satelite. This system was moving west-northwestward near 13 MPH.

    August 2004
    RECORD NUMBER OF TORNADOES IN AUGUST
    Tornado in McHenry County Illinois causes damage to homes (Photos) Aug. 25th
    Hurricane Charlie Animated Radar
    Three killed in Pender County tornado Aug 13th
    Tornado Sighted In Duval County Florida, Damage reported  (Photos and Video)
    Tornadoes likely caused damage in central N.C. Aug. 12th
    Agate Colorado Tornado by Tornado Tim  Free Great Video

    July 2004
    Video of Tornado that destroyed factory in Illinois July 14th
    Series of Tornado Photos of Illinois tornado July 14th
    Photo tornado near Eurkea Ill. July 14th
    Tornado Destroys Factory July 14th
    Tornado Hits Bartlett Nebraska July 13th
    Chasers in the way of Emergency Vehicles July 9th

    June 2004
    Severe storms cause two deaths in Midwest June 14th
    Tornado destroys home near Mulvane June 13th
    Hallam Nebraska Tornado Visited June 11
    Tornadoes in Iowa leave damage June 11
    Tornado Hits Philippines kills 2, 18 missing June 11
    Woman Clings to Toliet when Tornado Hit June 4th
    Central, southern Indiana Hit by Tornadoes
    June 1st

    May 2004
    More die from tornadoes in Midwest May 31
    Video of Deadly Tornadoes In NW Missouri
    Nebraska hit by tornadoes
    At least one dead from tornado May 29th
    Tornadic storms cross northern Missouri
    May 29th
    Tornadoes Reported in Nebraska May 29th
    Strong tornadoes in Oklahoma May 29th
    Tornado Outbreak - Tragic Tornado Event May 22
    Tornado Destroys Iowa Town May 22
    Tornado Rips Through Small Iowa Town May 21st
    2 killed when trees fall on cars; rains flood roads and yards May 21st
    Tornadoes Touch Down In Northern Iowa May 21st
    There are reports of several homes hit near Bradgate, and several people have been injured.
    Russian NTV Network chases tornadoes May 20th
    North Dakota Tornado Damage May 20th
    Tornadoes in North Dakota Destroy homes May 20th
    Fort Morgan Colorado Tornado May 20th
    See Tornado Video from Kansas May 13th
    Incredible Video from Attica Tornado by Scott McPartland Large 27MB Download
    Tornado Hits Harper County in Kansas May 12th
    Tornadoes touch down in Attica and Medicine Lodge, both near the Oklahoma line.
    Texas tornado derails freight train May 11th
    A tornado hits in Texas May 11th
    Tornado Destroys Farmhouse In Elbert County Colorado
    Several tornadoes hit Colorado May 10th
    Tornado Touches Down in Rock County Minnesota May 10th
    Tornado Touches Down In Nebraska May 9th
    Tornado in China May 9th
    Tornadoes in Iowa and Nebraska May 8th
    NWS Confirms F-1 Tornado May 7th
    Tornado touchdown in Harnett County N.C.
    Floods in Texas Kill 5; Tornado Reported

    April 2004
    Texas/Oklahoma Tornado April 30th
    Tornado killed seven people in Hengyang City, central China's Hunan Province April 23
    NWS Surveys Illinois Tornado Damage

    Starting Points of April 20th Tornadoes (Preliminary) NWS site Preliminary Starting points
    Map from NWS Chicago
    The storm's destruction 
    Several great links on page about tornadoes
    Illinois Tornadoes April 20th
    Deadly Tornadoes Strike April 20th

    Tornadoes from Nebraska to Minnesota April 18th
    Tornado lashes Netrakona, Mymensingh
    April 15th (Bangladesh Independent News)
    Storm in California  April 12th
    Tornado Photos Near Roswell April 9th
    Complex Tornado Research Study April 7th
    Texas hit by tornadoes April 6th
    GRAPEFRUIT SIZED HAIL April 5th
    Tornadoes In Soutwest Texas April 4th


    March 2004
    Getting Ready for the Tornado Season March 29th
    Tornado Season is Right Around the Corner march 29th
    Oklahoma Tornado Damage March 28th
    Tornado Hits S.W. Kansas March 28th
    Tornadoes in Kansas and Oklahoma March 27th
    A tornado struck parts of Richfield Utah March 23rd
    A tornado tore through several blocks in Richfield Utah March 23rd
    Tornado Strikes near Hobe Sound Florida March 17th

    Great Show Coming up on Nova March 9th
    Tornadoes Race accross Texas to Arkansas March 4
    Hawaii Torando Warning
    March 2
    Possible tornado In Wisconsin March 1st
    Dry spell of tornadoes could soon end in Okla. March 1st USA today
    February 2004
    Historic tornado outbreak will be remembered Feb 16
    Tornadoes in Mississippi  Read NWS Reports Feb 04
    Governor Declares Emergency in Storm-Hit Counties Feb 5 wdam TV

    January 2004
    Tornado hit near Beenleigh, south of Brisbane Australia Sat, Jan 31, 2004
    Rare Twister Spotted In Hawaii  with video of it  January 27
    More Hawaii Tornado with  great photo January 27
    Three Tornadoes Touch Down On Oahu January 27
    No injuries reported as tornado touches down in GA January 27
    Tift County at about 1:15 p.m., after a tornado was spotted
    southwest of Ty Ty moving east - Tifton, GA
    Early Morning Tornado Strikes Lafayette January 26
    Detailed photos of Lafayatte tornado damage The tornado, later rated as an F2
    tornado at Bundamba in Australia January 25  Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Tornado strikes Australia
    January 16th  Stawell Times News
    Tornado off the south Wales coast Jan 13th
    Surprised about tornadoes in UK? Check this out


    Last Year's Reports

    June 2003
    NWS Report on South Dakota Tornadoes June26
    Special Storm Camera Destroyed by Tornado June25
    Record Hail in Nebraska June25

    40-60 tornadoes spotted last night in eastern SD June25
    A night of Disaster in South Dakota June25
    Nebraska suffers two tornado fatalities in two daysJune25
    Tornado levels South Dakota townJune25
    Tornado leaves a path of ruin in Buffalo Lake June25
    Tornado Kills one in Nebraska June 22
    Tornado in  Stuart Nebraska June 10
    Tornado in O'Neil Nebraska June 10

    May 2003
    Tornado Outbreak
    - May 4, 2003 reports May 12th
    Weeklong Barrage of Tornadoes Sets Record May 12th
    Illinois Tornadoes do Damage overnight May 11th
    Most active week of tornadoes on record May 10th
    Tornado Hits Oklahoma City Area Again, No Deaths
    May 10th
    Tornado leaves path of damage 75 miles long
    May 10th
    Second twister hits Oklahoma City area May 10th
    Kansas Tornado Damage Assessed
    May 10th
    Thursday Tornado an F3 May 10th
    Lawrence Tornado May 8th
    Kansas Preliminary Reports from May 4th Outbreak May 6th
    Tornado Outbreak - May 4, 2003 Preliminary reports May 6th
    Kansas Preliminary Reports from May 4th Outbreak May 6th
    Twisters Kill 34 in Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee May 5th
    PIERCE CITY, Mo — At least 34 people were dead in Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee Monday after swarms of violent thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the nation's midsection.
    Tornadoes kill at least 26 May 5th
    Deadly Tornadoes in Kansas City May 4th
    Tornadoes Leave damage around Kansas City May 4th
    Tornadoes caused heavy destruction across southeast Kansas May 4th
    There were no immediate reports of deaths, but Piotrowski reported seeing bodies strewn around about 50 miles northwest of the Joplin area, where a very violent tornado touched down.

    Tornadoes in Eastern Oklahoma May 2nd
    "Tornados swept across eastern Oklahoma overnight, damaging homes and overturning trailers but causing no major injuries, authorities said Friday"
    Tornadoes Reported in Illinois
    May 1st
    "KEWANEE - Meteorologists say tornadoes, flash flooding and golf ball-sized hail struck the Quad Cities Wednesday."

    April 2003
    Weak tornado hits W. Kentucky April 27
    Officials confirm two tornadoes in Arkansas April 27
    Tornado Strikes Brandon April 25th
    Tornado in Florida April 25th
    Texas Tornado leaves over 100 homeless April 24tb
    A tornado that ripped through Texas on Wednesday night has left between a hundred and a hundred fifty people homeless.
    Nebraska storms unleash tornadoes APRIL 20TH
    Then the tornado struck, at about 4:45 p.m., downing trees near the house that struck and totaled two trucks, throwing hard plastic hutches used to house baby calves around the yard, taking the roof off a machine shed, flattening several small buildings and windbreaks.
    tornadoes left its mark on western and central Oklahoma April 17
    Twisters damaged a school, a hospital, some mobile homes and outbuildings in three counties between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday. One injury was reported in Roger Mills County, the hardest-hit area, authorities said.

    Tornadoes Cause Damage, Injuries In Western Oklahoma April 15th
    Tornadic storms caused damage and injuries as they rumbled across parts of western Oklahoma Tuesday night.
    Tornadoes in Texas April 15th
    Strong winds, possibly from a tornado, damaged several buildings in Wellington on Tuesday night.
    Reported tornadoes in Illinois April 5th
    The season's first major spring storm roared through Illinois on Friday, spawning reports of tornadoes, hail and high winds that reached up to 65 mph.

     

     

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    MAR 19 2002   A SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO
    7 MILES EAST OF TANKERSLEY...OR ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF  SAN ANGELO

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    Chicago Tribune Report on Tornadoes

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    Olney Tornado On May 28th By Washington Post

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    Tornado Monday May 28th Near Cleveland

    New Jersey Tornado Sunday, May 27th

    Damage Exceeds 3 Million Dollars

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    June 5th, 1805 a massive tornado started in Missouri and then crossed the Mississippi river into Illinois. Fish were scattered all over the countryside of Illinois and some pine treetops were carried to distances of 50 miles away. The path would have taken it over what is today known as Mt. Vernon. One section of the damage path was ¾ of a mile wide. Reports were that clothing from one home that was hit were carried 8 miles.



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