A powerful spring storm unleashed tornadoes, hail and high winds as it swept through the Midwest into the Deep South, leaving three people dead and thousands without power before heading for the Carolinas early Friday.
An advocacy group is out with a new report that illustrates Minnesota’s vulnerability to weather disasters.
With no recorded tornadoes in Minnesota history in the months of December, January and February, according to the Minnesota Climatology Working Group, you might say that Friday (Nov. 30) marks an unofficial end of tornado season in Minnesota.
The tornado that touched down Saturday night in Burnsville was on the lowest end on the EF scale, but the damage was quite considerable.
Minnesotans know a bit about tornadoes. We average 27 a year, but in 2011 we had 113. As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, we wondered. Which is worse: a hurricane or a tornado?
If you hear tornado sirens going off today, don’t be alarmed. Just be aware, as they’re a reminder to everyone that the season for twisters is arriving.
When a tornado shrouded in darkness and wrapped in rain dropped quickly from the sky above this northwest Oklahoma town, many residents relied on television weathermen to warn them of impending devastation. Others learned of the monster twister from neighbors or calls from frantic relatives.
Tornadoes were spotted across the Midwest and Plains Saturday as an outbreak of unusually strong weather seized the region, and forecasters sternly warned that “life-threatening” weather could intensify overnight.
It seems like the video of those flying trailers has been played on repeat since Tuesday’s tornado hit in Dallas, Texas. Perhaps it’s because it’s a phenomenon difficult to understand. So, how did a tornado make those trailers fly? Good Question.
Public safety officials say Monday’s confirmed tornado is a reminder for Minnesotans to get ready for severe weather.
Red Cross workers from Minnesota may be called up to help tornado victims in the south.
Clean up is underway in parts of the Midwest after violent and deadly storms killed nearly 40 people in five states including a toddler that was found thrown into a field and later died.
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Todd Krause, a tornado warning specialist with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, said the tragic twisters were not unexpected.
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