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Ask Dr. Universe: Rising and rotating air are ingredients for tornadoes

Have you ever felt a warm wind blow by you, followed by a cold gust of air? You can’t see it, but you can sense it on your skin. Invisible …


2 killed by suspected tornado as storms rake South

Suspected tornadoes killed at least two people as severe weather blasted a wide area across the Deep South, shattering homes and leaving thousands without power, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2020

Storms tear through South amid pandemic; more than 30 dead

Storms that killed more than 30 people in the Southeast, piling fresh misery atop a pandemic, spread across the eastern United States on Monday, leaving more than 1 million homes …


UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Easter tornado threat poses safety dilemma during pandemic

The threat of strong tornadoes on Easter is posing a double-edged safety dilemma for Deep South communities deciding how to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Rare tornado touches down near Richland

A small tornado appeared to touch down just north of Richland on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Now this: Tornado clobbers African American North Nashville

The tornado that struck Nashville early Tuesday killed two people as it hopped across the city


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Trump surveys tornado damage, marvels at ‘tremendous heart’

President Donald Trump has toured a neighborhood in Tennessee reduced to rubble by a tornado earlier this week and marveled at “the tremendous heart” he witnessed


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Tornado warning system worked, but effectiveness unknown

As Tennessee heals after tornadoes ripped across the state, knowing just how many people received a heads-up before the storm hit in the wee hours of the night will likely …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Death toll from Tennessee tornadoes climbs to at least 24

Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least nine people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Tornados in Texas, flooding in Northeast, 200,000 without power

Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States – and fierce winds are expected to wallop parts …


Busy tornado season catches naive Easterners off guard

As a tornado bore down on the western edge of New Jersey, some residents prepared for the worst, while others were caught off guard, despite bulletins from meteorologists and extensive …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Severe weather forecasts continue as Ohio, Kansas clean up

After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the United States over the past two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the Southeast and persistent cold …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

At least 11 injured as vicious storm rips through the western outskirts of Kansas City

A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another


Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight that left at least three people dead and dozens …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge …


Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

‘Devastation’ as tornado rips through Louisiana town

Two people were killed when a tornado tore through northern Louisiana


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Governor visits Alabama tornado rubble as residents seek to recover

Alabama’s governor takes walking tour of damage from killer tornado as residents pick through what’s left of their shattered homes for anything salvageable


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Aftermath: Alabama’s tornado dead range in age from 6 to 89

The youngest victim was 6, the oldest 89. Relatives said one extended family lost 10 members.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019

Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado touches down in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no reports of any deaths.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Strongest tornado in 8 decades hits Cuba; 3 dead, 172 hurt

Neighborhood brigades and teams of government workers hacked at fallen trees and hauled chunks of concrete out of collapsed homes Monday as the Cuban capital attempted to recover from what …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

Port Orchard residents see the best – and worst – in people after twister

Victims of the Dec. 18 twister are learning that disasters bring people and communities together, but they also can attract those who prey on the vulnerable.


Crews assess damage from Washington state tornado

A National Weather Service storm team is surveying the damage in a town west of Seattle where an extremely rare, strong tornado blew through a neighborhood.