Stories tagged: tornadoes
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Weather Service checking to confirm Carolinas tornadoes
The Carolinas are cleaning up after being slammed by severe thunderstorms with flooding and damaging winds, possibly even tornadoes that flipped tractor-trailers and small planes, broke storefront windows and pushed …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states
A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Storms tear up small communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin
LITCHFIELD, Minn. – Storms carrying tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, deposited a snowplow in a tree and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:08 p.m.
Weathercatch: Pacific Northwest no Tornado Alley, but twisters do occur
The Pacific Northwest’s geography makes tornadoes rare in this part of the country.
Sun., April 27, 2014, 7:22 p.m.
Tornadoes strike central, southern US, killing 2
MAYFLOWER, Ark. — A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States today, spawning a massive tornado that carved path of destruction through the northern Little Rock …
Sat., March 29, 2014
Whirlwind of work
Terry Gieber, inventor of the tornado jar, likes some muscle in his weather, a show of strength. But on his arrival in Eastern Washington some 30 years ago, the artist …
Fri., May 31, 2013, 7:23 a.m.
More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest; 1 dead
OKLAHOMA CITY — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms killed one man and …
Thu., May 30, 2013
Randy Mann: Tornadoes rarely hit Northwest
Powerful tornadoes sweeping across the Great Plains and Midwest have been in the headlines. During the spring and summer, conditions become very favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms and …
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2013, 6:26 p.m.
Death toll rises to 51 in Oklahoma tornado
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct …
Thu., March 21, 2013
Conditions right for more tornadoes
We may see a slightly above normal season for tornado activity this spring in the U.S. Most of the twisters are expected to form east of the Rockies, especially in …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 8:25 a.m.
2 dead in Ala. as storms pound South, Midwest
CLAY, Ala. — Two people were killed in the Birmingham, Ala., area as storms pounded the South and Midwest, prompting tornado warnings in a handful of states early Monday.
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
2011 goes down as year of extremes across globe
Thanks to another strong La Niña, the cooler than normal sea-surface temperature event in the south-central Pacific Ocean, global weather patterns were extreme in 2011. January through early April was …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
Deadly tornado rips through Ontario town
GODERICH, Ontario – A powerful tornado swept through a southwestern Ontario town on Sunday killing one person and causing severe devastation in the picturesque community on the shores of Lake …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Area has experienced deadly tornadoes
As mentioned last week, this time of year can often produce deadly tornadoes across the central and eastern portions of the country. On Friday, a twister caused heavy damage to …
Thu., April 21, 2011
Weather: Sudden spring swarm of twisters deadly, costly
From April 14 through Saturday, more than 240 tornadoes were reported in the central and eastern United States, most in the Carolinas and Virginia. Normally, during an entire April, the …
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
Quick pressure change brings high winds
When you feel the wind outside blowing, what you’re feeling is the movement of air from high to low pressure. It is the same concept whether it is a gentle …
Mon., Aug. 2, 2010
Montana hard-hit by twisters
HELENA – Tornadoes in Montana this year have been more frequent and more powerful than at any point over the past decade, as evidenced by twisters that destroyed an arena …
Mon., June 21, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Billings residents mop up after Sunday tornado
Survivors of a tornado that tore into Montana’s largest indoor arena and leveled several commercial buildings returned to a scene of devastation Monday — awe-struck that a twister so destructive …
Mon., June 21, 2010
Tornado wreaks havoc in Billings
BILLINGS – A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings on Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaging a bar and a casino and leaving just …
Sun., March 14, 2010
Downbursts, tornadoes cause different damage
Spring must be getting close. It seems like the latest weather news stories have had more to do with tornadoes and wind damage than blizzards and wind chills. Last Monday, …
Tue., May 12, 2009
Weather Service reports tornado
A “supercell” thunderstorm that spun up funnel clouds over Lincoln County and damaged property south of Deer Park last Wednesday also dropped a tornado north of Davenport, the National Weather …
Fri., May 8, 2009
High winds wreak damage on prairie
Lynn White and her family hunkered down in their Wild Rose Prairie home north of Spokane on Wednesday night while high winds from a thunderstorm slammed their home in what …
Thu., May 7, 2009, 9:17 a.m.
Wind tears through north Spokane property
Lynn White and her family hunkered down in their Wild Rose Prairie home north of Spokane on Wednesday night while winds from a thunderstorm enveloped their property. “It was kind …
Wed., Feb. 11, 2009
Tornado kills four in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY – A large, violent tornado ripped through a southern Oklahoma town late Tuesday evening, killing four people and injuring up to 50, authorities said. Severe weather also caused …