Tornadoes

Extreme weather floods the US South, tornadoes and large hail wreak havoc

Heavy thunderstorms accompanied with intense hail and tornadoes swept through the portion of the southern United States on April 29, 2016. Severe storms continued across the region on the following day, causing severe flash floods and threatening human lives and...

April 30, 2016

Extensive severe weather outbreak targets central United States

An extensive severe weather outbreak is targeting the central United States, with the highest risk on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, into Wednesday, April 27. Three rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected through next weekend. Severe thunderstorms with large hail,...

April 25, 2016

Violent tornado rips through the city of Dolores, killing 4 and injuring hundreds, Uruguay

A very destructive tornado ripped through the southwestern Uruguay city of Dolores on April 15, 2016, killing four people and leaving more than 200 injured. The tornado hit the city about 19:00 UTC (16:00 local time), overturning cars, shattering windows and...

April 16, 2016

Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to...

April 14, 2016

Tennis ball-sized hail in Texas, severe weather injures 9 in Oklahoma, US

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and tornadoes are affecting the central United States since Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The worst weather today is expected in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky as a large front, extending from the Great Lakes to the...

March 31, 2016

Large multiple-vortex waterspout filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A tornado formed in Fort Lauderdale, southeastern Florida on March 19, 2016, and soon turned into a large multiple-vortex waterspout. The rare event was filmed by several observers. The wind picked up boats, tossed garbage cans and left several cars damaged....

March 21, 2016

Severe weather hits US Midwest with heavy rain, very large hail and tornadoes

First significant severe weather event of the year has hit the US Midwest on March 15 and 16, 2016, bringing heavy rain, damaging wind gusts, very large hail and tornadoes. As the day progresses, a storm system moving through the Upper Midwest will bring strong...

March 16, 2016

Severe storms pound flood-ravaged American South with heavy rain, tornadoes and large hail

A strong storm system that brought historic floods to parts of the US South and claimed lives of six people is still affecting the region with heavy rainfall, strong winds, tornadoes and large hail. This pattern will be changing over the coming days as the deep...

March 14, 2016

Average number of tornadoes during extreme weather outbreaks rising since 1954

New research shows the average number of tornadoes occurring during severe weather outbreaks is rising since 1954. The cause for this upward trend is still unknown. Tornadoes occur during the outbreak of extreme weather conditions caused by the large-scale weather...

March 03, 2016

Catastrophic storm damage across Virginia, Carolinas, and Texas to the Gulf Coast, 26 confirmed tornadoes, US

A deadly storm system which already wreaked havoc across the South and East Coast, killing three people, continued moving north, sprouting tornadoes, accompanied by intense wind gusts and dangerous thunderstorms. 5 more people were reported dead while numerous...

February 25, 2016

Hazardous tornadoes wreak havoc across Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama, US

An outbreak of dangerous tornadoes was reported across Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi during February 23, 2016. 22 tornadoes were reported, and 5 were confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS) so far. Extreme weather conditions claimed, at least,...

February 24, 2016

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