Tornadoes around the World


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An extraordinary phenomenon above Posázaví on September 21, 2021 in the form of a significant rotating vortex. The phenomenon was NOT a tornado or supercelle, as it might have looked at first glance from the earth, it was limited to the lowest levels of the atmosphere, up to about 2.5 km above the earth's surface. No radars were even detected.

Incredible shots taken yesterday of two #tornades that cross in the sky, it was in the province of Veneto in Italy in Loréo. In the province of Rovigo in Veneto, it would be a priori 4-5 tornadoes that would have occurred yesterday. Photos via Tornado in Italia

New #film American disaster to go out to the cinema: "13 minutes", that is to say the average time it takes to take shelter after an alert #météo of #tornades :



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A springlike setup is in place across parts of the nation's midsection with unseasonably warm and moist air clashing with incoming colder air, AccuWeather forecasters say. This battle between warm and frigid air will produce a volatile round of severe weather that could result in a significant tornado threat through Thursday.

This severe weather is unfolding on the warmer edge of a robust storm system that is expected to impact much of the eastern half of the United States through the end of the week with flooding rain, heavy snow and powerful winds.

While much of the central and eastern portions of both Oklahoma and Texas will be at risk on Wednesday night, the threat of severe thunderstorms will cover a much larger area Thursday as storms track to the east.


"Winds high in the atmosphere are expected to be transported to the surface, and there will be a risk of tornadoes from the Texas-Louisiana border to Alabama," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Jessica Storm.

As warm and moist air surges northward, the risk for severe thunderstorms will not stay confined to locations near the Gulf Coast. Cities as far north as Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, could be in line for potent storms.

Powerful winds could gust to 70 mph with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 80 mph anywhere from eastern Texas through eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. In addition, there will be a tornado threat with the strongest of the storms.


"Major cities like New Orleans; Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Montgomery, Alabama; and even Atlanta are at risk for severe weather Thursday into the evening," stated Storm.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had labeled the severe weather threat for Thursday as "slight." The slight risk is considered to be 2 on the scale from 1 to 5 with 5 posing the greatest threat. More than 20 million people live in an area highlighted as a slight risk for severe thunderstorms by the SPC.

On Wednesday, the SPC raised the threat level a notch higher to “enhanced” which is the third-highest threat level on the center’s rating scale. A population of more than 7.2 million resides in the area highlighted as enhanced and includes cities such as Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, Jackson, Mississippi, and Huntsville, Alabama.


The battleground in the atmosphere between warm and cold air will add strength to the thunderstorms.

"Temperatures in Gulf Coast states will be in the 70s and even 80s at their peak on Thursday," noted Storm.

For example, the forecast high in Montgomery, Alabama, is 76 degrees on Thursday. Typically, the city does not see values that high until early April. Other locations in the region will also achieve high temperatures more representative of April as well.


Farther to the north and northeast, there will be little to no risk of severe weather. However, heavy rain will be a threat. This will elevate the flood risk, especially in locations where the ground is frozen and a significant amount of snow remains on the ground. This will cause much of the rain to runoff, which can cause small streams to flood as well as flooding in urban areas.

Behind this dynamic system, a snap back to reality will occur.

"By Friday morning, temperatures will have fallen as low as the 30s and 40s across the western Gulf Coast," said Storm.

Thunderstorms could continue into Friday in the northeastern Gulf and southern Atlantic and mid-Atlantic regions. These storms are not forecast to pack the same punch as the storms between Wednesday night and Thursday evening. That said, locally heavy rain and gusty winds will still be possible with the stronger storms.

A dry and seasonable Saturday is expected, and the tranquil weather will continue into Sunday, with temperatures above normal once again.

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A deadly tornado in Iowa, yesterday (see below). Interestingly, I randomly searched for tornadoes on Twitter yesterday, but didn't find anything, and today I came across this as I was going through my Twitter feed:

Iowa tornado leaves at least 6 dead, including 2 children​

At least six people were killed by a tornado that swept through Iowa Saturday afternoon.

Four of the victims were adults and two were children under the age of 5, officials said at an evening press conference.

Four other adults were injured, three seriously, when the tornado tore through the small city of Winterset, according to authorities.

There was a big impact to housing,” Madison County Emergency Management Director Diogenes Ayala said at a press conference.

“Many people had their houses lost and we’re seeing at this point, from the trail to where it started to where it ended, it’s probably about 25 to 30 houses.”

The search and rescue effort was set to continue through the night and into Sunday, officials said.

About 10,000 people around Des Moines suffered power outages.

The twister was at least an EF3 tornado, meaning it reached speeds between 136 and 165 mph, according to the National Weather Service.



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Several dead in wake of EF3 tornado near Des Moines, Iowa At least seven are dead after a destructive tornado slammed parts of Iowa on Saturday, destroying homes near Des Moines.
By John Murphy, AccuWeather staff writer Published Mar. 5, 2022 5:06 PM PST | Updated Mar. 6, 2022 11:29 AM PST Videos
A confirmed tornado tore through the Des Moines, Iowa, area on Saturday as a potent storm made its way through the Midwest. At least seven fatalities were reported between two Iowa counties after a large and damaging tornado caused significant damage to the towns of Winterset, Iowa, and Patterson, Iowa, each located to the southwest of Des Moines, making this the deadliest tornado to hit Iowa since 2008, according to reporting from the Des Moines Register.

As of Sunday morning, preliminary results from Saturday night suggest that at least EF-3 tornado damage occurred. This rating uses the Enhanced Fujita Scale for wind and indicates severe damage and wind speeds of 136 to 165 mph.

Diogenes Ayala, the director of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency, where six of the reported fatalities occurred, estimated that at least 25 to 30 houses had been "destroyed" by the tornado.

Early Saturday afternoon, a tornado watch was issued for Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa in preparation for the incoming severe weather. About an hour later, the first tornado warning of the day was issued in Iowa.


Damage in Avon, Iowa, after a tornadic storm hit the area. (AccuWeather)

Throughout the afternoon, several additional tornado warnings were issued in Iowa. Just after 4 p.m., local time, The National Weather Service said a confirmed tornado was located near Corning, Iowa, and Prescott, Iowa, on Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after, a multi-vortex tornado was spotted in Patterson and Winterset, Iowa, before heading closer to the Des Moines area. A tornado warning was issued for Des Moines shortly after 4:30 p.m., local time, as the tornado approached closer to the city.

Structural damage was reported near Patterson as a result of the storm. Several trees were also down and there was damage to buildings.

Des Moines International Airport was in the path of the tornadic storm as it moved to the northeast, threatening air traffic and those inside the airport. As the dangers of the storm became clear, the airport decided to stop all air traffic and evacuate everyone to tornado shelters under the airport.

Just after 5 p.m., local time, the confirmed tornado was near the southern most part of Des Moines. Possible damage associated with the tornado was spotted in Winterset, Iowa, by storm chasers in the area.

The tornadic storm crossing Interstate 35 near Cumming, Iowa, on March 5, 2022.

METAR data at KDSM (Des Moines Airport) recorded a "+FC" code, which means a funnel cloud was observed. This is only the third +FC code on record for KDSM, according to IEM.

As the tornadic system made its way through the Des Moines area, it also crossed Interstate 35, resulting in traffic cameras in the area capturing the storm coming through.

In Norwalk, a town just south of Des Moines, tornado damage was reported by KCCI news crew in the area. Several homes were damaged and power lines were down after the storm came through in Avon, a small town south of Des Moines.

The tornado continued to move to the northeast, putting more of the Des Moines area at risk of the destruction caused by the storm. When the storm approached the northeast side of Des Moines, the tornado crossed highway 117 in Colfax, which is just northeast of Des Moines, according to a CBS 2 Cedar Rapids reporter.

After impacting downtown and southern Des Moines, the tornado headed towards the northwest side of Newton, Iowa. While the storm was crossing Interstate 80, a semi-truck flipped over just west of Newton as the tornado-warned cell moved through.

At 10:45 p.m. CST on Saturday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation following the impactful weather that swept through the region, according to the Des Moines Register. The announcement came after the severe storms turned deadly and 6 fatalities were reported in Madison County, Iowa, including 2 children.

Another fatality was reported in Chariton, Iowa, located in Lucas County, according to a local report.

As of early Sunday morning, there were a total of 42 preliminary tornado reports, largely sent in from Iowa. Damage reports began to flood in with some reports citing snapped trees, downed power lines and extensive barn and home damage.

Even during the early morning hours on Sunday, tornado warnings were still being issued across central Indiana as storms rolled eastward.

Power outages across Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana added up to over 70K early Sunday morning as a result of the storms and damaging winds shifting through the region, according to Fortunately, power was gradually being restored to residents across Iowa throughout the night and outages declined from over 10K Saturday evening to just over 2K by early Sunday morning.

Storm surveys are to be conducted across the region throughout the day on Sunday by the Des Moines National Weather Service Office. Locations in Iowa being surveyed include Winterset, Norwalk and Chariton.

On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed another tornado had touched down in Iowa on Saturday. An EF1 tornado with a path length of 8.4 miles tore through Benton County, Iowa, for about 11 minutes on Saturday evening. The tornado started about 3 miles east of Garrison, Iowa, and dissipated about 2 miles south-southwest of Cheney, Iowa. Maximum winds were estimated to be around 110 mph, putting it as a strong EF-1 tornado.



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Mom speaks out after losing husband, mom and 2 kids in deadly tornado

Video / Courtesy Kuri Bolger March 21, 2022, 1:08 AM• 10 min read
Kuri Bolger and her son are the surviving members of their immediate family, and lost her loved ones when a tornado hit on March 5, 2022 in Winterset, Iowa.
A mom in Missouri is speaking out about her recovery after surviving a tornado that took the lives of her husband, mother and two youngest children, ages 5 and 2.

Kuri Bolger and her 8-year-old son, Brysen, are now moving forward together as the surviving members of their immediate family.

"I have Brysen," Bolger, 33, of Blue Springs, Missouri, told "Good Morning America."Thank God he made it through and everybody was able to save him because, at this point, he's my rock."

"It’s a roller coaster of emotion," she said of the aftermath. "I think there’s going to be really hard days and days that it’s a little bit easier, but just remembering that you just have to keep going."

Courtesy Kuri Bolger Kuri Bolger, center, poses with her family members who survived the tornado, including...

Bolger and her husband, Michael, and their three children, Brysen and 5-year-old Kinlee and 2-year-old Owen, were visiting Bolger's mother and stepfather in Winterset, Iowa, on March 5 when the tornado struck...Continued.


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A tornado touched down near Andover, Kansas, a city about 10 miles east of Wichita, Kansas, shortly after 8 p.m. of april 29

Multiple cars were dragged across the ground and pushed into the Andover YMCA, where significant damage was reported. No injuries occurred in the tornado as employees and members took shelter, according to the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly declared a State of Disaster Emergency effective at 8:57 p.m. The declaration activates the disaster response and recovery portions of the Kansas Response Plan, authorizing state resources to augment local jurisdictions with response and recovery efforts in areas impacted statewide.
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