All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘severe weather’

Indianapolis Tornado Destroys Homes And Power Lines, Thousands Affected

A large tornado that was first seen near Plainfield, Indiana, whirled its way into Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon. It left several homes damaged and destroyed power lines in the area, which affected thousands of people. Trees were also uprooted. People who saw the tornado near Speedway also reported the presence of a funnel cloud at around 2:40 p.m. Eastern Time. According …

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Gustnado: What is It? Should You Be Worried?

“Gustnado”, or “gust-front tornado,” is a low-level rotating cloud that is short-lived. It can sometimes form within a severe thunderstorm. Reports say that the average gustnado lasts just seconds to a few minutes. According to the National Weather Service, gustnadoes are wispy, and their wind speeds could reach up to 80 mph. Gustnadoes have less in common with tornadoes, and …

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Denver Tornadoes: At Least 4 Tornadoes Touched Down

Wednesday, May 21, was a night full of severe weather for the Denver, Colorado area. Not only did at least four tornadoes touch down, the storms brought heavy rain, intense lightning, and icy hail. The National Weather Service reported that four tornadoes were documented in Watkins, East Denver, Aurora, Byers and Leader. Jeff Piotrowski, a witness to the severe outbreak, …

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Mississippi Storm Overturns 25 RV Trailers

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday night, the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, Mississippi experienced a strong storm which left as many as 25 RV trailers damaged or destroyed in its wake, along with downed power lines and much debris. Fortunately for the Gulf Coast community, the intense damage to the RV park only left two people injured badly enough …

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Bombogenesis – The Latest Storm Wreaking Havoc

First was the Polar Vortex, and now Bombogenesis – the names are getting stranger, most likely to match the crazy storms that have been pounding the northeast. The post by Philadelphia meteorologist John Bolaris announced “Old Man Winter to Drop, Bombogenesis” is what some think got this newest storm term started. Bombogenesis also derived its name from another weather term, …

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Tonga Devastated by Powerful Cyclone Ian

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was hit by cyclone Ian Saturday, causing mass destruction. Comprised of 176 islands, Tonga battled wind gusts of up to 178 mph that flattened trees, destroyed villages, and killed at least one. Up to 70 percent of the homes and buildings in the central Ha’apai group were either damaged or destroyed. The rest …

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Dallas Weather Problems Means Dallas Marathon Cannot Go On

Dallas, Texas is seeing its share of the winter blast the rest of the nation is enduring – with freezing temps, snow and ice, accidents galore, and on top of it all – the Dallas Marathon had to be canceled. The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, which was expected to draw 25,000 runners, some of whom had trained for months is not …

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Seattle Seahawks VS San Francisco 49ers Delayed

Lightning crashes and a football game is delayed. Fans eager to watch the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, were disappointed to experience a longer delay than expected. Within the first quarter of the game, a delay was announced due to severe weather in the area; however, the delay was …

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Tornadoes Hit South, Twitter Reacts

Severe weather has been occurring across the midwestern and southern U.S. today, with tornados so far touching down in Alabama and Tennessee. The weather Channel has stated that the greatest threat is in Kentucky and Tennessee. Below is a recent doppler image from the National Weather Service from it’s Louisville, KY station, showing storm cells moving across Indiana: Here are …

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