People in Kansas and Oklahoma found themselves taking shelter amid wailing warning sirens Sunday as tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down as part of an extreme weather system plowing through the nation’s midsection. The system, which stretched from North Texas to Minnesota, also heaved hail — dime to softball sized — as well as heavy rainfall. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/19/18355926-tornadoes-tear-through-kansas-oklahoma?lite
Mississippi Tornado: Storm System Turns Deadly On Path Through Southeast…Check Out The Size Of That Storm!!!!!!
An impressive storm system moved through the central U.S. turned deadly in the Southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an impressive tornado touched down in Mississippi. Officials have reported at least one fatality in eastern Mississippi. Looks like an early start to the tornado season – just one more thing to prepare for! Check the CDC and FEMA sites for good information on what YOU should do and have on hand. http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/
Happy #GroundhogDay! Winter Tornado Storms Remind Me Of Groundhog Day…And In Disasters That Is Not A Good Thing! #SMEM
When that massive storm tore through the Southeast and parts of the Midwest early this week I thought – wow, this is just like Groundhog day! This incredible storm flipped cars on the interstate, demolished homes and businesses, killed at least one person, injured over 20 and left tens of thousands without power. The National Weather Service confirmed 46 tornadoes (EF 0 – EF 3) touched down in eleven states with the highest winds recorded [...]
I had never heard of this type of storm system until this weekend. The mammoth tempest that struck the Maryland and Virginia areas on Saturday was a bow-echo storm system. It produced amazing damage in a very short period of time and for many people it was with little warning. The governor of Virginia stated that his state had suffered the largest “non-hurricane power outage” in its history. Wow! So what is this storm system [...]