Tornadoes

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

Mid-Atlantic US hit by severe weather outbreak

A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West

June 13, 2013

Rare tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy

A rare tornado swept through industrial area in Cavenago, northern Italy, around 27 km from Milan. The tornado raged alongside the A4 motorway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. It generated winds of up to 100 km/h and caused extensive damage. A man driving a

May 30, 2013

Huge waterspout near Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cyclone Ferdo is battering Europe. Rain, thunder showers and temperature drop is affecting Adriatic Sea, as well as some waterspouts. Huge waterspout was seen over sea near city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Funnels and waterspouts are caused by unstable

May 30, 2013

Waterspout passes close to Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia

A waterspout was recorded near Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia on May 23, 2013. It caused minor damage to buildings in the area. Obninsk is located about 110 km southeast of Moscow. The nuclear power plant APS-1 Obninsk (Atomic Power Station 1

May 24, 2013

Huge and deadly tornado leaves a trail of destruction in Oklahoma, USA

Severe weather continues in contiguous US. An EF-4 tornado (winds 270 - 320 km/h, Enhanced Fujita scale 0 - 5) nearly 1600 meters wide touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013 causing devastating damage. Moore tornado is

May 21, 2013

Massive tornadoes leave trail of destruction in Italy

Several tornadoes have struck the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy on May 3, 2013. A strong and violent tornado hit Bentivoglio and Argelato villages, between Bologna and Modena in the afternoon local time, injuring 11 people and damaging several houses. Some houses

May 04, 2013

Huge tornado in Taranto, Italy on November 28, 2012

There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012.The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful

December 01, 2012

Tornado touched down near Hale Center, Texas bringing baseball-sized hail

A tornado touched down five miles southeast of Hale Center in a storm system that delivered baseball-sized hail, at least in one case breaking car windows Friday, October 12, 2012.The first official report of Hale Center hail came at 6:21 p.m., Vitale said, measuring

October 14, 2012

Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

A tornado that formed in Colorado's high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of

July 31, 2012

Another deadly derecho in United States

A huge outbreak of severe thunderstorms hit United States on Thursday, July 26, 2012 causing damage in fifteen states and knocking out power to over 250,000 customers. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for 132 counties in 15 states along but it was not as

July 27, 2012

Rare tornado touchdown on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland

A rare tornado touched down on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland on July 21, 2012. The image was sent by a reader from Switzerland. Video is courtesy of YouTube user ugeilinger.Geographically, Lake of Zürich is located in the southwestern part of the canton of

July 23, 2012

Wave of destructive tornadoes hit northern Poland

Powerful wave of tornadoes ripped through the north-western part of Poland on Saturday evening leaving more than 100 houses destroyed and about 400 hectares of woodlands in Bory Tucholskie forest flattened. Tornadoes hit the Kujawy-Pomerania and Wielkopolska

July 16, 2012

Waterspout in Riga, Latvia (Video)

A viewer in Kolka, Latvia, caught this waterspout on tape on June 13, 2012 off the coast of the Gulf of Riga.Courtesy of Jan van Ooijen, MeteoService.nlVideo autor: Uldis KrustiņšSource:

July 13, 2012

Violent tornado hit Venice, Italy

A violent tornado hit off Venice, in particular the islands of St. Helena, Charterhouse and St. Erasmus, the garden of the lagoon. The Municipal Civil Protection, after an initial survey, reports that there is substantial damage to the island of Certosa with hundreds

June 12, 2012

Huge storm produced tornado-like cloud over Atlantic County, New Jersey, US

A severe storm producing dangerous lightning, loud booms of thunder, high winds, large hail and scary clouds hit Atlantic County, New Jersey during the evening hours on June 7, 2012. Storm produced something that could be described as tornado-like semi-funnel. Many

June 09, 2012

Rotating thunderstorms produced rare "mothership" cloud over Texas

The combination of an unstable air mass, a retreating frontal boundary, and an approaching upper-level disturbance ignited a round of severe thunderstorms across eastern New Mexico and the western Texas Panhandle on May 21, 2012, according to report issued by National

May 25, 2012

Tornado in northern Italy

An unusual funnel cloud was spotted on the plains of northern Italy recently. Videos posted online early this week clearly showed a funnel cloud dipping from heavy dark clouds.Close-up detail showed well the anti-clockwise twisting of the narrow funnel, which seemed

May 10, 2012

Tornado tore through Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures north of Tokyo, Japan

A teenage boy died, around 40 people were injured and up to 250 houses were damaged on Sunday, May 6, 2012 after an apparent tornado hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, north of Tokyo, local police and firefighters said.An aerial shot from a Kyodo helicopter shows

May 06, 2012

Violent tornado near Toulouse, France

Last week we were reporting about tornado seen in Netherlands. Now a tornado touched down in the countryside of southern France on Sunday. Only minor damage was reported. According to a French website, Meteorologic, the tornado was rated as an F-1, implying highest

April 30, 2012

Tornado in the Netherlands?

A small tornado has been caught on video on the ground in the Netherlands. The twister was stirring up dust over tilled land in southeastern Netherlands, near the Germany border, late last Friday, local time. Although the video did not clearly show a funnel, it did

April 25, 2012

Extreme weather in US: tennis ball sized hail in Nebraska and stunning multi-vortex tornado near Woodward, western Oklahoma

A devastating string of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes was tracked through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on Saturday, April 14, 2012.This severe weather outbreak was remarkable in its duration as supercell thunderstorms began to pop up in western Kansas

April 15, 2012

US: Severe weather outbreak expected this weekend

A tornado that cut through the heart of Norman on Friday, April 13, 2012 could be the first taste of a major outbreak expected Saturday and Sunday.A large upper-air cold pocket will exit out of the Four Corners and meet up with a humid and very warm air mass still

April 14, 2012

Dozen tornadoes tear through Dallas-Fort Worth area, US

Large, destructive tornadoes touched down in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas on Tuesday afternoon. Wave after wave of storms battered North Texas on Tuesday afternoon, smashing homes and apartment complexes, toppling trees, tossing vehicles. Cleanup efforts

April 04, 2012

Severe weather outbreak across Great Plains, US

Severe thunderstorms are heating up on the central and southern Plains, producing the threats of damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. A line of thunderstorms is stretching from the Dallas and Fort Worth area and extending to communities south and west of San

March 20, 2012

Tornado touch down near Dexter, Michigan - USA

Several homes were destroyed and others damaged Thursday when a tornado touched down near Dexter, Michigan, officials said.No injuries or deaths were immediately reported, said Marc Breckenridge, emergency management director for Washtenaw County. Authorities were

March 16, 2012

Tornado and hailstorm with torrential rains hammer Hawaii

The twister with winds of 100 - 115 kmh (60-70 mph) tore holes in roofs and downed trees as it moves through the towns Lanikai and Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A waterspout made landfall on Friday morning on the east shore becoming a rare tornado. There were

March 11, 2012

US tornado weekend aftermath, 1300 reports, 1000 warnings - with video collection

A massive tornado outbreak of stunning violence swept through the US midsection on Friday, March 2nd, spawning deadly tornadoes that killed at least 31. Hardest hit were Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The scale of the outbreak was truly exceptional, with a preliminary

March 04, 2012

US: Over 50 tornado reports so far! Multiple towns wiped out

Reports of serious damage are pouring in and situation is getting worse. Storms are headed towards huge population centers like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia...Severe storms started hammering an area from Missouri into Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky

March 03, 2012