Tornadoes

Winter Storm "Kayla" buries Midwest in snow, triggers tornadoes in the South, US

Large snowstorm and blizzard conditions slammed parts of Midwest and South US on February 2, 2016, causing traffic disruptions and road closures. At least 8 tornadoes battered the region, leaving a trail of destruction across the states. Winter Storm...

February 03, 2016

An intense tornado touch down in central Florida, US

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a tornado touch down event in Coconut Creek, Florida. The twister swept the area on January 27, 2016, according to media reports. Two people sustained injuries. Video credit: CBSN An intense storm brought heavy rainfalls...

January 28, 2016

Intense thunderstorm spawns 3 tornadoes and a meteotsunami in Florida, US

Intense thunderstorms wreaked havoc across Florida in the early morning hours of January 17, 2016 (local time). A powerful storm spawned three confirmed tornadoes and a meteotsunami, bringing widespread coastal flooding and inflicting major damage to the affected...

January 18, 2016

The strongest tornado in the last 60 years strikes Cape Coral, Florida

A violent tornado swept the grounds of Cape Coral in southwest Florida on January 9, 2016. An unprecedented tornado devastated the area leaving hundreds homeless. Luckily, no deaths or severe injuries were reported. The tornado touched the ground at 6:45 pm (local...

January 11, 2016

Violent tornadoes produce massive damage in Texas, US

Severe weather conditions continued across Texas on December 26, 2015, as several violent tornadoes swept the area killing 11 people. The total death toll caused by extreme weather conditions in the US since December 23 is now 29. Only a few days after the storm on...

December 27, 2015

Deadly Christmas Eve storm wreaks havoc across Mississippi and Alabama, US

Major thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes that battered portions of Mississippi and Alabama on December 24, 2015, claimed at least 15 lives and devastated homes across the area, making this Christmas a sad event for numerous people. According to the National...

December 26, 2015

Severe storm spawns a series of devastating tornadoes across South and Midwest US

A major storm accompanied with a series of deadly tornadoes battered the South and Midwest US on December 23, 2015. At least 7 people have been reported dead and many more injured. According to preliminary reports at least 14 tornadoes have touched the grounds...

December 24, 2015

Dangerous mesoscale storm spawns tornadoes and wreaks havoc across Parana, Brazil

A major tornado multivortex wreaked havoc across the western portion of the Brazilian state of Parana on November 19, 2015. The system has passed 12 cities causing major devastation along its way. Video credit: João Luiz Cassanelli A large storm system...

November 23, 2015

Dangerous weather wreaks havoc across US Plains, almost 40 tornadoes reported

Almost 40 unconfirmed tornadoes were reported to batter the US Plains, as of November 17, 2015. Major damage has been reported in Texas, while extreme conditions persisted in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, as well. Devastated homes, blown cars, traffic disruptions...

November 17, 2015

Rare tornado touch-down causes damage in Denair, California

A rare tornado touch-down was observed near Zeering Road in Denair, Stanislaus County, California on the afternoon (local time) of November 15, 2015. The tornado damaged houses and trees, as well as a roof of the nearby church, according to the Stanislaus County...

November 16, 2015

Major flooding hits parts of Texas, several tornadoes reported

Major floods hit parts of central and southeastern Texas, as of October 30, 2015, media reports. Several tornado events, some of which have yet to be confirmed, have been observed to inflict significant damage south and east of Houston, across the eastern Harris...

November 01, 2015

A devastating tornado wreaks havoc across Charente-Maritime, France

An intense tornado formed in the south of Charente-Maritime in Poitou-Charentes region, France in the afternoon hours on September 16, 2015, causing extensive damage across the affected areas.The remnants of the former Tropical Storm "Henri" have been passing

September 16, 2015

Heavy rains, floods and a mini tornado batter New South Wales, Australia

Heavy rainfall affected the state of New South Wales in southeastern Australia over the last couple of days, causing strong floods and infrastructural damage. About 300 people were evacuated from the south coast area, as of August 26, 2015, media reported.A low pressure

August 26, 2015

Severe thunderstorms sweep parts of Netherlands, violent tornado outbreak in Wieringerwerf

An unexpected tornado outbreak surprised residents of Wieringerwerf town in the Dutch province of North Holland, on the late afternoon of August 24. Luckily, no injuries or victims have been reported, however, infrastructural damage across the affected area is significa

August 25, 2015

A violent tornado outbreak in Canada: Record-breaking touch-down lasted almost 3 hours

A massive tornado event took place near Pierson in the Canadian Manitoba province, around 01:30 UTC on Monday, July 28, 2015. Tornado roared through the province for almost 3 hours, until about 03:55 UTC, possibly setting the record for the longest lasting tornado touch

July 31, 2015

Tornado season in Sweden: A twister touch-down observed in Luleå and Piteå

A tornado touch-down was observed on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Luleå and Piteå in Norrbotten, northern Sweden.Although twister touch downs are not quite as usual in Sweden, this time of the year is a season in which it's occurrence can be observed.Image

July 27, 2015

Tornado sweeps the grounds of Twin Cities: 225 000 left without electricity, Minnesota

A severe thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rainfall, large hail, strong winds, and EF-1 tornado battered the Twin Cities Friday night, July 17 and Saturday morning, July 18, tearing down trees and cutting down power supplies.Xcel Energy reported 225 000 customers were

July 19, 2015

Multiple funnel clouds and waterspouts spotted on Chesapeake Bay, US

Multiple funnel clouds and waterspouts were observed near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, off the coast of Annapolis, Maryland, US on Friday, July 17, 2015. Additionally, a funnel cloud associated with thunderstorm was also seen in Virginia Beach.According to the The Washing

July 18, 2015

Devastating tornado sweeps northern Italy: 1 dead, 30 injured, hundreds displaced

An isolated supercell appeared near the province of Venice, Italy, on July 8, 2015, around 15:30 UTC, producing strong thunderstorm, hail and a violent tornado.A tornado touch-down happened between the towns of Mira, Dolo and Pianiga, and lasted about 10 minutes. It was

July 10, 2015

After record breaking heat wave Germany ravaged by huge hail, flash floods and tornadoes

After more than a week of blazing temperatures rushing over 40°C (104ºF), Germany was ravaged by hailstorms, flash floods and tornadoes. The severe meteorological phenomena on July 7, 2015 has done extensive damage to infrastructure, leaving thousands of househ

July 08, 2015

Severe weather outbreak leaves at least 4 dead, dozens injured across the US

Severe weather outbreak across the United States has left at least 4 people dead and dozens injured over the weekend. At least 11 million people throughout the country were on alert on Sunday, June 28, 2015.Supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy rain, large hail and

June 29, 2015

Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought

May 27, 2015

Deadly tornado hits Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico

A deadly tornado struck the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna at about 11:10 UTC on Monday, May 25, 2015.At least 10 people are reported to have been killed, and hundreds of homes have been damaged in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas.

May 25, 2015

Severe weather outbreak across the US Plains and Midwest

US Plains and Midwest are again experiencing severe weather outbreak. Preliminary reports mention at least 27 tornadoes on Saturday, May 16 (Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming) and baseball-size hail.Severe thunderstorms are expected acro

May 17, 2015

Homes destroyed in two tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma City

At least 12 people were injured during two tornado outbreak in parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska on the night of May 6, 2015. The Oklahoma City seems to have suffered the greatest amount of damage, 10 homes have been reported destroyed in Amber and 25 in Bridge

May 07, 2015

Devastating tornado hits northern Germany

Northern Germany suffered extensive damage in a tornado outbreak on May 5, 2015. The eyewitnesses reported overturned cars, ripped up trees and severely damaged buildings.Intense winds have caused traffic shutdown, one person was killed and at least 30 people are report

May 06, 2015

Monster northern Texas supercells, gorilla hail, and tornadoes

New video from North Texas tornadic supercells on April 26, 2015, including the stovepipe tornado near Rio Vista, TX by TVNweather!Storm chasers were all over these storms providing life-saving reports until the tornado threat passed after midnight. At least 4 tornadoes

April 28, 2015

Tornado devastates 7 villages in Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat, India

A tornado ripped through 7 villages of Indian Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat districts on Sunday, September 21, razing at least 60 dwelling houses. Around 150 more are reportedly damaged.Officials estimated at least 100 houses were damaged as it hit Lauchapra village in Jamal

September 22, 2014

Satellite animation of storms that flooded the Midwestern U.S.

From June 16 through June 23 a series of thunderstorms dropped large amounts of rainfall on the Upper Midwest that caused flooding and spawned tornadoes. Visible and infrared data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite covering that period of time were compiled into an ani

June 25, 2014

GOES animation of the U.S. tornadoes from April 27 - 28, 2014

NASA released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern U.S. states on April 27 - 28, 2014. NASA's

April 29, 2014

Severe storms and tornadoes outbreak in the central and southern U.S.

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes was reported in the Central and Southern U.S. on Sunday, April 27. The severe weather is expected to continue into the new week as a potent storm system slowly pushes east. Damaging wind gusts, l

April 28, 2014

More than 60 tornadoes struck US Midwest leaving trail of destruction

According to the National Weather Service, more than 60 tornadoes struck US Midwest on Sunday, November 17, 2013, leaving trail of destruction and unleashing 130 km (80 mph) winds and hail stones up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter. Entire neighbourhoods were

November 18, 2013

What's it like inside a tornado, video - Milan, Italy

Northern Italy was hit by a severe storm yesterday, July 29, 2013. European Storm Forecast Experiment (ESTOFEX) issued a level 3 warning - extremely severe - mainly for large to very large hail, severe to extremely severe wind gusts, tornadoes and to the

July 30, 2013

Timelapse of a supercell near Booker, Texas

After four years of searching for perfect supercell in the Central Plains, photographer Mike Olbinski from Arizona and his friend Andy Hoeland captured an amazing rotating supercell near Booker, Texas. Rotating clouds looking like

June 27, 2013

Massive tornado slammed Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines

A massive tornado slammed the towns of Minglanilla and Talisay in Cebu, Philippines on June 17, 2013. Twister caused significant infrastructural damage and downing trees. The tornado originally started off as a waterspout before coming ashore and inflicting damage

June 19, 2013