breezy

TORNADOS, TROPICAL STORMS, TYPHOONS, HURRICANES

394 posts in this topic

Twelve killed as tornadoes tear through U.S. midwest

FEB 29, 2012

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSIZGSYFayrrdeisIt1DaodeZgeLGaV8hrEaXdHwYhUwky29ff2Hw

'Devastation ... like we've never seen' in twister-hit town

By NBC News, msnbc.com staff and news services



"Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET: HARRISBURG, Ill. -- At least 12 people were killed -- including several crushed by debris -- as tornadoes marched across the Midwest, flattening parts of several towns including the tourist hub of Branson, Mo.

Hardest hit was Harrisburg, where four women and two men died, some 100 others were injured and more than 200 homes were destroyed or damaged.

Most if not all the Harrisburg dead were killed by a home tossed atop their own property early Wednesday, a witness said."

Count  your lucky stars and go read more about these terrible twisters at....

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/29/10536654-devastation-like-weve-never-seen-in-twister-hit-town

See...lucky aren't we??  earth changes..
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

14 die in US tornados, small town gone

March 3, 2012

h.sharifi20120303012725350.jpg

"Fourteen people have been killed and several others injured in the southeastern and central United States as 83 tornados swept across the country.

The National Weather Service said it had received 83 reports of tornados in the affected regions by Friday evening.

Local officials said the whole small town of Marysville in Clark County of the state of Indiana was “gone” and one person was killed in the county. Two people were also killed in the town of Holton, Indiana.

The Homeland Security Department of Indiana said six other people were killed in Jefferson and Scott counties.

Five people were also killed in the state of Kentucky, officials said. "

snip

"In addition, six people were injured in the city of Cleveland in the southeastern state of Tennessee, the weather service said.

On Wednesday, six people were killed and more than 100 others injured by a twister in the city of Harrisburg in the state of Illinois."

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/229689.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rare Tornado Touches Down on Oahu

MSNBC

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:00 CST

pb_120309_hawaiiTornado_04_pho.jpgsott.net

A home in Lanikai was severely damaged by a waterspout that came ashore in Oahu on Friday, March 9. The front and back of home was damaged.

"A rare tornado blew roofs off homes and left other damage in its path through the Hawaiian communities of Lanikai and Enchanted Lake on Oahu, weather officials confirmed Friday.

A National Weather Service team surveying damage and talking to witnesses determined a waterspout came ashore and was reclassified as a tornado in Lanikai about 7:30 a.m. The 20-yard-wide tornado traveled about 1.5 miles in 15 minutes to Enchanted Lake with wind speeds reaching 60 to 70 mph before dissipating, officials said.

Hawaii, known for its famous sunshine, has been hit with unusually harsh weather for about a week."

Read more at...

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242747-Rare-Tornado-Touches-Down-on-Oahu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intensifying forces of nature:

"SES crews and the Army will help the clean-up in Townsville after a freak storm ripped through the city, as the weather bureau warns of more heavy rain for the region.

Residents have described terrifying ordeals of being forced to huddle in their hallways and bathrooms as the storm tore open their homes early this morning.

Premier Anna Bligh and LNP leader Campbell Newman have flown into the city, putting election campaigning on hold as they assess the area.

Ms Bligh has declared the region a disaster zone and says the storm was akin to a "mini-tornado", packing winds of up to 130 kilometres per hour."

read more here...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-20/in-pictures-mini-tornado-in-townsville/3901760

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornadoes cause one death, damage in half dozen states

March 23, 2012

"CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes touched down in a half-dozen states on Friday, killing one woman whose mobile home was flipped by a twister and causing damage to homes and businesses, authorities said.

The 60-year-old woman died in Jefferson County, Illinois, when a suspected tornado flipped her mobile home and blew it across a road into a farm field, said county coroner Eddie Joe Marks"

There was at least one other person injured in the county, located in the southern tip of Illinois.

"A young boy had just stepped into his home when the storm hit. He got away with minor scrapes and bruises but went to the hospital," Marks said.

The tornadoes appeared to be smaller and touched down only briefly as compared to a deadly tornado outbreak in the region early this month, authorities said."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-weather-tornadoesbre82m17h-20120323,0,6553615.story

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornadoes rip through Dallas area, northeast Texas

April 3, 2012

on that page are all sorts of videos about the tornadoes in Dallas/FortWorth/Arlington that day...

"Several tornadoes roared through the Dallas-Fort Worth region and across parts of northeastern Texas today, causing major damage and several injuries.

At least two "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes ripped across the Dallas-Fort Worth area this afternoon, collapsing roofs, tearing down power lines and tossing trailers around like toys, the National Weather Service says.

Several other twisters were reported as violent storms moved northeast. Five people were reportedly hurt when a twister tore through a subdivision in Forney, northeast of Dallas.

The weather service says "considerable damage" has been reported near Cleburne, south of Fort Worth, and Lancaster, south of Dallas. Local television footage shows overturned and smashed semi-trailers on the ground in the southern portion of Dallas County. Dallas Police spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey says twisters also have caused damage in the city limits."

Read the story here..

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/04/tornado-hits-dallas-county-heading-toward-city-/1

800 homes hit in Dallas area during 'very unusual' tornado season

April 4, 2012

By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com

As experts assessed reports that up to 18 tornadoes hit the Dallas area on Tuesday, the cleanup and rebuilding began Wednesday for -thousands of residents from the more than 800 homes destroyed or damaged.

Among the hardest cities hit were the Dallas suburbs of Arlington, where more than 400 homes were damaged, and Lancaster, where some 300 structures were damaged and 10 people were injured, two seriously, according to NBCDFW.com.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The National Weather Service was investigating reports that up to 18 tornadoes touched down during a relatively short time frame.

"We're at just the beginning of a very unusual" tornado season, NBC weather anchor Al Roker said on TODAY. April 2011 saw a record 758 tornadoes, he added, "hopefully we're not on track for that this year."

Weather.com meteorologist Greg Forbes told TODAY that the season is already "running about 50 percent above average for the number of tornadoes."

"We've had record heat," he added, and "that warmth is a big ingredient that provides the instability for the storms."

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/04/11012423-800-homes-hit-in-dallas-area-during-very-unusual-tornado-season?ocid=ansmsnbc11

Read story here...

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/04/11012423-800-homes-hit-in-dallas-area-during-very-unusual-tornado-season?ocid=ansmsnbc11

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornado hits Norman, Okla.; more severe weather forecast for weekend

April 13, 2012

"Forecasters are warning of a major tornado outbreak in Kansas and Oklahoma this weekend, with Oklahoma getting a first taste of it on Friday with a tornado touching down near the National Weather Service office in Norman.

A tornado touched down near the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman just after 4 p.m. local time - the same town that holds the National Storm Prediction Center, the National Weather Service confirmed."

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Forecaster Daryl Williams said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage"

An operator at the University of Oklahoma said people had been warned to get to a basement or low floor.

"I was watching this tornado on TV, which was neat until I realized it was right here in Norman," said the operator, who did not give a name.

"Atmospheric conditions for the weekend will be similar to those that caused severe storms in parts of the Midwest and Southeast in early March that killed more than 50 people, said Steve Weiss, science support branch chief for the National Storm Prediction Center.

"We see potentially some ... very damaging tornadoes," Weiss said."

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/13/11187797-tornado-hits-norman-okla-more-severe-weather-forecast-for-weekend?lite

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deadly March Tornadoes Were First Billion-Dollar Disaster of 2012

The swarms of March caused more than $1.5 billion in damage and killed 40. However, the drama is difficulty to qualify because tornadoes are 'atypical events' by nature

deadly-march-tornadoes-were-firest-billion-dollar-disaster-of-2012_1.jpg

Tornado damage in Henryville, Ind., after a tornado swept through the small community on March 2, 2012. Image: Michael Raphael/FEMA

A swarm of tornadoes that tore through the Midwest and Southeast in early March has earned the grim title of the nation's first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2012.

From March 2 through the early hours of March 3, 132 tornadoes were reported across nine states. Although those numbers are preliminary, and will undoubtedly decrease once overlapping reports are eliminated, their aftermath was devastating, causing more than $1.5 billion in damage and killing 40 people.

The storms killed four people in Ohio, but

By Andrea Mustain and OurAmazingPlanet  | April 10, 2012

"A swarm of tornadoes that tore through the Midwest and Southeast in early March has earned the grim title of the nation's first billion-dollar weather disaster of 2012.

From March 2 through the early hours of March 3, 132 tornadoes were reported across nine states. Although those numbers are preliminary, and will undoubtedly decrease once overlapping reports are eliminated, their aftermath was devastating, causing more than $1.5 billion in damage and killing 40 people.

The storms killed four people in Ohio, but they took the greatest toll in Indiana, killing 13, and Kentucky, where 23 people died."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=deadly-march-tornadoes-were-firest-billion-dollar-disaster-of-2012

One hates to think about all the tornadoes that hit the Midwest again this past week-end, and the severity/damage they caused...520 tornadoes this year versus 94 for the same period last year?  webbots said after March 23, 2012, we would never recognize our weather again...seems they were right..they also talked about sinkholes...a year's rain in a couple days, super storms....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornado in the Netherlands?

April 26, 2010

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 reveal dark cloud bases, confirming that it was more than a mere “dust devil.” Weather observations from nearby Maastricht indicated that a thunderstorm was in the area at the reported time of the tornado. Even so, temperature and dew point, key markers used in forecasting tornadoes, were relatively low, suggesting that the phenomenon was an example of a “cold air funnel.”  (AccuWeather)

Tornadoes are not unheard-of in western Europe. Last year there were reports of tornadoes in Spain, Portugal, France, UK, Poland, Germany and Austria.

!

A cold air funnel is a high based weak circulation that occurs in a cool air mass. By high based it is meant it develops well above the earth’s surface. Since it is high based and weak they rarely impact the earth’s surface although they can look threatening. Unlike typical tornadoes, cold air funnels develop in a shallow cool air mass and often behind a cold frontal passage. The mixing of cool and windy conditions in the lower troposphere with air in the middle troposphere flowing in a different direction may spark the rotation that spins up the funnel. If the air is moist enough and rises enough the condensation funnel will be visible.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2012/04/26/tornado-in-the-netherlands/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that is the first one EVAH, to be seen here by me on land.

How about that climate shift.  ;D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornado spotted in Oxfordshire as storms batter southern England

"Britain could be braced for more thunder and lightning following a storm which brought a tornado to Oxfordshire"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9252146/Tornado-spotted-in-Oxfordshire-as-storms-batter-southern-England.html

Deadly tornado strikes Japan

May 6, 2012

"A tornado has ripped through the Japanese regions of Ibaraki and Tochigi, killing a 14-year-old boy and causing major devastation.

Roofs were ripped off houses and cars were overturned in the area 60 kilometres north east of Tokyo. There were reports of dozens of injuries, several of them serious.

The twister hit at about 1pm local time, bringing high winds and lashing rain just 20 minutes after the Japanese meteorological agency had issued a tornado warning.

By the time it had passed through, close to 200,000 homes were without electricity."

http://www.euronews.com/2012/05/06/deadly-tornado-strikes-japan/

OK  updating...here's a you tube on the Tornado that hit Japan, early on this month...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The UK actually has more tornadoes than the US statistically, but they are minute by comparison. Over the past few years the Met has been concerned by the increasing strength that is becoming much more common place. Poor old England is in for a hard time it would seem...  ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scientist catches rare twin waterspouts on camera

'Traveled in tandem, and lasted longer than most — about 10 or 15 minutes,' he says

May11, 2012

120510_waterspouts.grid-8x2.jpgmsnbcmedia

These waterspouts formed on Wednesday, May 9, on Grand Isle, La.

By Andrea Mustain

OurAmazingPlanet

"A scientist caught the birth of rare twin waterspouts on camera as the twisters churned to life over Louisiana waters. One of the powerful and unusually long-lived twisters damaged homes and cut power as it barreled across Grand Isle, a long, narrow island along the southeastern leg of the state's Gulf coastline.

The tornadoes formed at the front edge of a powerful storm system that moved across the region Wednesday afternoon.

Tim Osborn, a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coast Survey, was just finishing up a meeting on Grand Isle when he spied a man out the window do a double-take and point to the skies.

"He came running in and said, 'There's a waterspout out there!'" Osborn told OurAmazingPlanet. So Osborn grabbed his camera and started snapping, catching the birth of not one, but two waterspouts as they spun up over waters just north of the island. [images: Twin Waterspouts "

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47376606/ns/weather-livescience/?google_editors_picks=true

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tropical storm Alberto

is forecast to strike the United States at about 18:00 GMT on 21 May

201201N_05192038.png

"Tropical storm Alberto is forecast to strike the United States at about 18:00 GMT on 21 May.Data supplied by theUS National Hurricane Centersuggest that the point of landfallwill benear32.7 N,78.5 W.Alberto is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around83 km/h (51 mph).Wind gusts in the area maybeconsiderably higher.

The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice."

This alert is provided by TropicalStorm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by Benfield, Royal & SunAlliance,Crawford & Company and University College London (UCL). TSR acknowledges thesupport of the UK Met Office.

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/tropical-storm-alberto-is-forecast-to-strike-the-united-states-at-about-1800-gmt-on-21-may

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"They've never seen anything like this," said Representative Pablo John Garcia (Cebu Province, 3rd district) who visited the area on Friday. There was no way the residents could have prepared for what happened.

"Ang kilat nagtagbo diri, dayon ni abri ang panganod ug nihuwad sa tunga (middle) og ice dungan sa kusog nga hangin (Streaks of lightning connected, then the clouds parted and the ice began to fall. The wind hit us then)," said Generoso Grasia, 52.

Freak storm brings never seen before hail to Philippines, homes destroyed

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/245780-Freak-storm-brings-never-seen-before-hail-to-Philippines-homes-destroyed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Subtropical Storm" Beryl swirls toward U.S. southeast coast

May 26

(Reuters) - "Subtropical Storm Beryl churned toward the U.S. southeast coast on Saturday, threatening heavy rains and dangerous surf on Sunday to northeastern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said."

snip

"The hurricane center said dangerous surf conditions and unusually high tides are possible along the coasts of northern Florida, Georgia and South Carolina over the Memorial Day weekend.

Beryl is being called a subtropical storm, which usually have a broader wind field than tropical storms and shower and thunderstorm activity farther removed from the storm's center."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/storm-beryl-idUSL1E8GQ1LU20120526

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A tornado in Colombia??  Rare..

Tornado tears through Colombian coastal town

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Large tornado outbreak hits U.S. East Coast – 9 tornadoes reported

Posted on June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012 – MARYLAND – High winds, heavy rains and at least 9 tornadoes have descended on the mid-Atlantic region, causing at least one serious injury but no deaths and damaging homes, businesses and boats, officials said on Saturday. The violent storms that struck Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia on Friday collapsed a fabric dome near Pittsburgh, stranded motorists on flooded roads, and ruined homes and boats. The National Weather Service said in a post on Twitter late on Saturday that six tornadoes had been confirmed as part of the weather outbreak. No other details were immediately available.

link...

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/large-tornado-outbreak-hits-u-s-east-coast-9-tornadoes-reported/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Massive storm heading towards Australia.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huh typical... always talking about the main land.... we copped it before it hit the main land..  >:(

It was cold because it originated in Antarctica , southerly wind gusts over 100 miles an hour with horizontal rain etc duration 15 hours...  And I am following the dammed thing LOL flying to Sydney on the 6th AU time... Have packed the dinning table and floaties...  8)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you'll keep it dry Phillip  :(  (and stay in one piece ofc.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope you'll keep it dry Phillip  :(  (and stay in one piece ofc.)

Its ok Neo.. lots of salt running through my blood, long seafaring path down along my ancestors you might say, so wind and storm are my life force.... no fear just strength and purpose.  ;)

Having said that I suspect the winds of change are only just beginning...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shopping trolleys flung in Perth tornado

June 8, 2012

"The tornado that cut a swathe through Perth's northern suburbs on Thursday was strong enough to send shopping trolleys flying, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

Spokesman Neil Bennett said the tornado that hit Dianella and Morley brought wind speeds of at least 125km/h, so anyone in the area was lucky not to have been hurt by flying debris.

Estimates of wind speeds up to 180km/h were guesses and were probably too high, Mr Bennett said.

"We can't measure the winds directly, so a structural engineer goes off to look at the damage, then gives us an assessment of the type of wind speeds that may have caused that damage, so we're waiting on confirmation," Mr Bennett told AAP on Friday.

Tornadoes were not particularly unusual, with a handful usually hitting the Perth metropolitan area and South West region during the cool season from May to October, he said.

The State Emergency Service (SES) on Friday said the tornado caused damage to around 100 homes and buildings.

The SES said eight homes sustained major damage, with five deemed uninhabitable.

Mr Bennett said a low-pressure frontal system was approaching the South West region, so it was at risk of wild weather on Monday."

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8480896

Tornado Hits Venice

June 12, 2012 By Alex Roe

"At around 11am today, a tornado hit Venice in Italy.  Initial reports indicate that trees were damaged, market stalls overturned and some buildings were damaged.  No injuries have been reported,

"One of the worst hit areas was the Sant’Elena island where an open air market was in progress.  The tornado caused terrified shoppers to dash for cover.

A water bus ticket office had its roof ripped off by the tornado which some reports stated was a waterspout.  A number of boats were capsized.

Around one hundred trees on Certosa Island were knocked down by the tornado and the outdoor dining area of the island’s restaurant was completely destroyed.

On Sant’Erasmo island, the roofs were removed from around a dozen houses, according to reports from emergency services in the area.  In the interests of safety, the cemetery on Sant’Erasmo island has been closed."

http://italychronicles.com/tornado-hits-venice/

How unusual is a Tornado in Venice....anyone??  I post these stories so that we can be aware of what is going on in our world these days regarding weather and how strange it is..

FYI....I found the following site...Titled    "TORNADOES OF EUROPE"

http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/storm/tornadoes-europe.htm

quoting the article...."The full number of reported European tornadoes (note only those tornadoes occurring in European Russia are included in this figure), including land tornadoes and waterspouts, is estimated to be around 330, and is perhaps half of the actual number of such events. In some cases, particularly in Italy, a tornado event may comprise a waterspout moving inland.

quoting amount of land tornadoes a year....Italy: 12-18 <<<<surprised?? ???

Southern half of Western Australia braces for second cyclonic 125km/h blast

June 12, 2012

"STRONG winds battered South-West coastal communities of Western Australia as a dangerous storm front approached overnight.

The intense storm packing dangerous winds of up to 125km/h - consistent with a category two cyclone - is expected to persist into the early hours of thismorning.

Last night Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin have already recorded gusts of up to 96km/h, while winds at Busselton Airport have touched 87km/h.

Closer to the metropolitan area, Rottnest Island was also being buffeted with persistent gusts above 80km/h.

FESA warns people to take shelter

FESA warned people living in parts of WA, south of a line from Geraldton to Laverton to Forrest, to take action with the start of the dangerous weather."

read this story here

http://www.news.com.au/national/widespread-damage-across-perth-and-the-south-west-as-winds-tops-120kmh/story-e6frfkvr-1226393612547#

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tornado Hits Venice

June 12, 2012 By Alex Roe

"At around 11am today, a tornado hit Venice in Italy.  Initial reports indicate that trees were damaged, market stalls overturned and some buildings were damaged.  No injuries have been reported,

"One of the worst hit areas was the Sant’Elena island where an open air market was in progress.  The tornado caused terrified shoppers to dash for cover.

A water bus ticket office had its roof ripped off by the tornado which some reports stated was a waterspout.  A number of boats were capsized.

Around one hundred trees on Certosa Island were knocked down by the tornado and the outdoor dining area of the island’s restaurant was completely destroyed.

On Sant’Erasmo island, the roofs were removed from around a dozen houses, according to reports from emergency services in the area.  In the interests of safety, the cemetery on Sant’Erasmo island has been closed."

http://italychronicles.com/tornado-hits-venice/

How unusual is a Tornado in Venice....anyone??  I post these stories so that we can be aware of what is going on in our world these days regarding weather and how strange it is..

FYI....I found the following site...Titled    "TORNADOES OF EUROPE"

http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/storm/tornadoes-europe.htm

quoting the article...."The full number of reported European tornadoes (note only those tornadoes occurring in European Russia are included in this figure), including land tornadoes and waterspouts, is estimated to be around 330, and is perhaps half of the actual number of such events. In some cases, particularly in Italy, a tornado event may comprise a waterspout moving inland.

quoting amount of land tornadoes a year....Italy: 12-18 <<<<surprised?? ???

Hi Breezy,

I can confirm yesterday tornado (we call it 'tromba d'aria' = air trumpet  :) ).

My father in law call us from a place near 30 km from Venice asking if we were safe, because strong rain and storms occurred along the northern part of the Po river ... from Venice to Milan.

For italian tornadoes... yes we have that much, but are low intensity and very little (about a km radius).  Big as the one of Venice is rare and normally they form in front Liguria region where the land disrupt quikly the wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank  you Deela...I just now saw your response and appreciate your addition of information to this thread..breezy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now