Tag Archives: Tornadoes
Through the end of last week, this spring had been well behind the average in number of reported tornadoes in the United States. Though we are still running a lower than average year, the recent devastation in Moore, Okla., has brought tornadoes back into the news in a dramatic way. Continue reading
The recent tornado outbreak in the Plains States was predicted by forecasters at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., as far as seven days in advance. This kind of forecast undoubtedly contributed to a vigilance that resulted in only six lives being lost in this first major outbreak of the year. Continue reading
The next generation of weather radars, which are currently being installed throughout the United States, will improve observations of the interior of storm systems. These radars are called dual-polarization radars. Continue reading
The enormous loss of life associated with the 2011 tornado season thus far is truly staggering.
After the Joplin, Mo., tornado May 22 and the recent . . . Continue reading
The U.S. has a wonderful tornado warning systems. The national system of severe weather watches and warnings has saved untold numbers of lives. In addition to the sirens, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather Radio network puts nearly everyone within range of government weather broadcasts. Continue reading