Hey guys. I live in Kansas. Smack dab in the center of Tornado alley, but in the recent years, it seams like tornado season is weaker and weaker. But the east is highly active. How come we’re seeing more activity in the Eastern and southeastern states? Has Tornado Alley deviated from the Great Plains towards the east?
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any other vids im missing? that i could add to this playlist
Just wondering if anyone here has witnessed/ lived in an area hit by a tornado. I am currently trying to integrate robotics into the search and rescue of such natural disasters and would appreciate if you could answer this 1 min survey to see what areas to focus on.
I wanted to take a moment to talk about my love for tornadoes. I live in PA so it's a very rare sight. Every time I talked about them people would say we can never get them here because We HaVE MoUnTAiNS. However, 3 years ago in February, there was touchdown 30 mins away from me. This only happened because it was 70 degrees one day, then it dropped dramatically and snowed the next day. I was so excited we got the warning and everything lol.
My next encounter was a wicked storm that produced rotation, crazy winds, and erratic lightning. The sky was green/grey and it was only getting more intense, I told my mom we'd be getting a warning and we did. The rotation was being watched in our town, but I was still on the porch IT WAS CRAZY. Photos showed up that it did touch, but it followed the river and weakened within minutes.
One of the most interesting days for me was when a powerful ef2 hit really close to home in june, 2018. There were predicted thunderstorms that day, but I thought n... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm moving to a area that is quite prone to tornadoes and I'm just wondering what I need to do to prepare myself Incase there is a big tornado
I used GR2Analyst's volumetric mode to show a 3D image of the tornado. Also, I've linked the radar image used to create the volumetric display, as well as a few other 3D images of the storm. Radar site, KTLX, was a short distance away, which can be seen on the 3D scan, not showing the whole storm structure. An example of some of the limitations of radar at close and long ranges.
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Our neighborhood and house took significant damage in the F3 tornado on October 20th last year in Dallas. The whole process was incredibly overwhelming in terms of mitigation, temp housing, insurance, rebuild, dealing with our kids. We are still a very long way out to returning to normalcy.
If I can be of any help on questions from someone that has gone through this recently, please let me know.
I am a Vanderbilt grad from almost 20 years ago, so I have Nashville in my thoughts.
The town where my family lives gets tons of warnings each year but it's never happened, is there a reason for this?
Tornadoes are a rarity in America’s 3rd largest city - Chicago, but they have happened, and this F2 from 1961 was one of the most devastating ones.
This F2 tornado struck the South Side of Chicago on March 4th that year.
From WGN Chicago:
“It developed near 91st and Hoyne, cutting a long path of destruction as it moved northeast across the city, finally moving out into Lake Michigan near 68th Street. The tornado killed one, injured 115, damaged or destroyed about 3,000 homes and caused total damages of about $7 million. Two schools, Hookway and Cornell, sustained damage. Several injuries occurred when a cafe near 87th and Loomis was unroofed, trapping a group of diners. A man thrown against a building by the storm was the lone fatality.”
And four days after the tornado struck, Chicago got hit with a snowstorm that dumped 4 inches of snow on the city. I guess that’s the last thing y... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been interested in tornadoes from a young age, but mostly living in the northeast, I only paid attention to the plains and traditional Tornado Alley. I moved to Georgia in 2005, lived there through 2010 and was a spotter for some of those years and learned about "Dixie Alley" which became a fascination of mine. I was about 20 miles north of the city when Atlanta was hit by a small tornado that went right through the heart of downtown. I left the area in 2011, but moved back at the end of 2014 and while I no longer spot, I'm always looking for chase/spotting opportunities and pay close attention to the weather at all times down here. I had never realized just how prone GA and other states in the south are to tornadoes at all times of the year, and was even more intrigued to learn that Gainesville, GA which is fairly close to where I live, has two tornadoes in the all time top 17(used to be top 15) when it comes to fatalities, and was also hit by a fairly strong EF3 back in 1998. Ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is just a random question so please hold the negative comments but I was very curious, has there ever been a confirmed EF5 tornado in the United States that caused no deaths? If not then what was the least deadliest EF5 tornado? I’m just curious🤷🏽♀️
I'm not sure if a hallway or bathroom is safer
During the super outbreak of April 27, 2011, the afternoon round of tornadoes began with the Hackleburg-Phil Campbell EF5 tornado. The tornado began at 0305 PM CDT in Marion County, Alabama. It traveled northeast, growing in strength. It reached EF5 intensity as it struck Hackleburg. It continued northeast striking Phil Campbell also at EF5 intensity. Jeans from the Wrangler plant in Hackleburg were found 40 miles away, carried by the intense winds of this supercell.
This tornado was surveyed by NWS Birmingham until it exited Phil Campbell, where it passed into the coverage area of NWS Huntsville, who continued the survey. I will include stats from both surveys to show the length and destruction of this tornado.
Images were taken at 0328PM CDT, as the tornado was exiting Hackleburg. This is close to the Columbus AFB radar site, which shows low levels of the storm. As you get further away from radar sites, you see less of the base of the storm.
[https://imgur.com/gallery/UukO... keep reading on reddit ➡
So this is the thing,i live inside the Pasillo de los Tornados in Argentina,and where i live there are no tornado alarms.
So my question is,how do i know that there's a high probability that a tornado will hit the city where i live or that it touched down?
Right now it's 22:15 and there is a storm with high speed winds and i'm actually scared.
Also,sorry for my bad english, feel free to correct me.
I’m sure most of you have heard of this infamous EF5 Tornado. As it’s one of the deadliest tornadoes in American history, and was the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the State of Michigan.
This monster F5 hit Flint, Michigan on June 8, 1953. The tornado first touched down in Mt. Morris Township north of Flushing near Webster and Coldwater Roads. It headed east toward Flint and Beecher - a Flint suburb. It moved at 35 mph and cut a path 833 yards wide. It stayed on the ground for a whopping 27 miles and disappeared in Deerfield Township in Lapeer County.
Though it mostly went through farmland, it did the most damage in Flint and Beecher. 116 people were killed, almost half being children with multiple deaths happening in 20 families. 340 homes were destroyed and another 260 were damaged. 66 farm and commercial buildings were destroyed.
A monument wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Please don’t call 911 unless it’s a life threatening emergency.
The sub is flooded with posts, maybe this will help?
Thread closed, please see the post-tornado thread
Hey guys, I’ve become aware of a devastating tornado that tracked through Carrollton, Alabama yesterday. This tornado seems to have obliterated mobile homes, leaving nothing near the foundations. I’d estimate that it was a High-end EF3 to a low-end EF4. What do you guys estimate it to be?
Does any one have any idea where I could track down the original film or best quality of the 1953 Warner Robins, GA tornado film?
Hey y'all, Merry late Christmas. A couple months ago I made a post about a Jarrell tornado home video I combined into one source from multiple different ones. Well I have another one! This one is the Texas A&M chase video, shot by two graduate students. Sadly only one source (formerly two) of this particular clip is publicly available: a web video from 1997, which while it definitely lacks quality, it has audio, and clips used in a show called "Storm Warning" (the original 4:3 upload which I used as my source has since been privated, but here's a reupload of that same source which isn't in as great quality), which while it has great quality, the audio was replaced with commentary. I tried my best to make the video look as good as I could (see video description), but until better sources or the actual raw video make their way online, this ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
Tornado History Project link: http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com/tornado/19970702.26.15
All 5 parts of WDIV-TV’s coverage:
Hi, newbie here.
As I’m from Metro Detroit and we usually don’t see many tornadoes, this was a major one that hit us back in 1997.
This was rated as an F2 tornado and it started on Detroit’s West Side and traveled between 8 Mile Rd (M-102) and the Jeffries Freeway (I-96) and hit Hamtramck, and according to the WDIV report, the storm hit Grosse Pointe Farms before leaving the area.
And there were other tornadoes that hit parts of northern Oakland and Macomb counties besides this one.
No people were killed but 90 were injured in this storm and it caused $90 million in damages to the citi... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Be safe out there, y'all.
Please consider our humble request. She’s still a happy dog that eats and tries to play. Everyone says I should just put her down but how can i euthanize my best friend when she still has some quality of life left? Thank you all so much for this amazing community.
EDIT: Thank you all so much for the kind words. I looked all through the rules and wasn’t sure how any help was received- I apologize for my ignorance. My gofundme link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/my-dog-is-dying-of-adenocarcinoma?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet Here are some photos of my sweet angel, the top left is the day I got her. 😭 Tenaya
EDIT 2: Thank you. So much. She’s got so much life left in her, that’s what’s so hard about people suggesting euthanasia. She eats, she plays, she rolls around in the grass. The only noticeable adverse symptom is that the largest tumor is in her ana... keep reading on reddit ➡