Tag Archives: tornado

Weather Video of the Week: #27, 7/5/20

This week’s video is probably the most scenic tornado I’ve seen this year.   (I didn’t personally see it, but I’ve seen this video floating around for the last few days.) Note:  I do not own this video. I challenge you … Continue reading

Posted in Weather Video | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

4/19/20: Moderate Risk Follow Up

It is time to follow up on the SPC Moderate Risk that occurred on 4/19/20.  According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), there were 12 tornado reports and the data is still being processed. The SPC Storms Reports graphic is … Continue reading

Posted in Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

4/12/20: Moderate Risk Follow Up

It is time to follow up on the SPC Moderate Risk that occurred on 4/12/20.  According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), there were 54 tornado reports and the data is still being processed.  Unfortunately, there were at least five … Continue reading

Posted in Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weather Video of the Week: #7, 2/16/20

Here is some amateur footage of one of the tornadoes that touched down in Argentina earlier this week.  I mentioned on the “Satellite Image of the Week” post that it is easy to forget that tornadoes happen in other parts … Continue reading

Posted in Satellite Imagery, Weather Video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Weather Video of the Week: #6, 2/9/20

I forgot to hit “Publish” yesterday. A whole string of tornadoes struck the Mid-Atlantic on Friday. Two tornadoes did damage near Westminster, MD, where I grew up. As a kid, I first learned about tornadoes in this town, when I … Continue reading

Posted in Satellite Imagery, Weather Video | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1/10/20: Moderate Risk Follow Up

I meant to follow up on the SPC Moderate Risk that occurred back on 1/10/20.  According to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), there were 18 tornadoes across MO, OK, AR, TX, and LA.  Unfortunately, there were three reported fatalities and … Continue reading

Posted in Follow Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Storm Kings by Lee Sandlin

I recently finished reading Storm Kings by Lee Sandlin. The book went through the history of the study of weather in the United States, from Ben Franklin to Ted Fujita. Two things that struck me. First, tornadoes caused a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Weather Video of the Week: 2019 #44

This video shows a tornado (water spout) near Alexandria, Egypt. It is easy to forget that tornadoes do happen in the rest of the world.  While the Great Plains of North America is a particular hotspot, tornadoes and waterspouts can … Continue reading

Posted in Weather Video | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weather Video of the Week: 2019 #35

This video came out in July and sheds some new light on tornadogenesis. This set of simulations trend towards a Streamwise Vorticity Current (SVC) in the forward flank of the storm.  This SVC lowers the pressure directly overhead.  The low … Continue reading

Posted in Weather Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weather Video of the Week: 2019 #34

A tornado struck northeastern China this week, and there is some incredible footage from multiple witnesses. Unfortunately, six people were injured. When you watch the video, it is surprising that so few were injured. The thing that struck me about … Continue reading

Posted in Weather Video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment