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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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Tupelo Tornado Kills 1, Damages Homes

While a ‘Tupelo tornado’ might sound like the name of a sports team it is instead a huge twister that went through the north and west of the Mississippi city on Monday afternoon, downing power lines and causing lots of damage. So far only one fatality has been reported from this particular storm. Monday’s tornado was part of a storm …

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Mississippi Tornado Weather Possible Early Next Week

This year’s long, long winter is finally over and warmer weather is bringing people out of their houses in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. The coming of spring, however, doesn’t mean the nation’s weather troubles are quite over yet. After winter weather pushed back this year’s tornado season, it appears that some severe weather may make up for it this …

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Tornado Season: Concerns States in “Tornado Alley”

Now that the “polar vortex” and extreme snowy and icy weather has finally subsided, it is time to gear up for tornado season. Tornado season is here for a big part of what is known as “Tornado Alley“, experts from the Accu Weather Service, and the National Climatic Data Center (NOAA) have claimed. In the U.S., tornado season is unpredictable, …

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Midwest Tornadoes Claim At Least Six Lives

Even though you don’t hear of tornado outbreaks as often during this time of the year, especially compared to the spring, the tornadoes a storm system produced this weekend proved late fall tornadoes are just as nasty. Several people died over the weekend and many more were injured after a massive storm system produced multiple tornadoes over the Midwest. Tornado …

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Sharknado Is Coming To Netflix In A Few Days

Sharknado was the talk of the Internet back in the summer, and it’s finally about to become available to stream on Netflix, meaning many will get their first chance to see it. We’ve just learned that the movie will hit Netflix on November 5th (you can already get the DVD if you use Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service). Sharknado is a SyFy …

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Tornado Looters From Across The Country Hit Moore

Authorities in Moore, Oklahoma say that one man from New York and at least two men from Virginia were among those who have been arrested for looting homes that were hit by massive tornadoes last month. The storms, which left 24 people dead and ravaged homes and businesses, have become goldmines for looters looking to pick over the town’s remains; …

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Oklahoma Tornado Officially the Widest Ever Recorded in the U.S.

The tornado that hit just outside of El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31 is officially the widest tornado ever recorded in U.S. history. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) today declared that the tornado was 2.6 miles wide at its widest point. It has been upgraded to an EF-5 rating, and reportedly had wind speeds “well over” 200 miles per …

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Tornado Warnings Become More Extreme

The National Weather Service (NWS) has decided to test out more blunt tornado warning messages in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois in an effort to reduce fatality and injury rates. Here are a few of them: “You could be killed if not underground or in a tornado shelter.” “This is a life-threatening situation.” “Complete destruction of entire neighborhoods likely.” The NWS …

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Texas Tornado Throws 18-Wheelers Like Rag Dolls

The tornados that spun through Texas on Tuesday weren’t all massive in size, but they didn’t have to be. The storm system that left thousands without power and hundreds of people sleeping in a Red Cross shelter swept through several counties, cutting a swath of destruction as several funnel clouds branched off and made their way across the state. The …

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