Tornado Stories

This post is a compilation of my tornado post, with some other severe weather situations. You can scroll down the list to find which event might interest you.

Here is the AP YouTube link to the Parkersburg Bank tornado

YouTube – Raw Video: Tornado Destroys Iowa Bank

Jun 2, 2008 PlusRaw Video: Tornado Destroys Iowa BankRaw Video: Tornado Destroys Iowa BankThe Associated PressSurveillance cameras at the First State

1:40am CDT June 13 Here is a most recent link to the Cedar Rapids flooding event.


Boston Globe
Cedar Rapids struggles to endure historic flood

UPDATE: 6-12-08 9:30pm CDT. KANSAS CITY IN FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS Madison Wisconsin headed for more thunderstorms again today, forming out west. Many areas receiving “training” thunderstorm lines.


KCBY.com 11
Mandatory evacuations in Cedar Rapids flood

Iowa Flood News, Pictures, Videso, and Stories

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Tornado Hits Scout Camp in Iowa; 4 Are Dead and 40 Injured

Iowa Independent:: Video: Cedar Rapids Downtown Effectively Shut

Video: Cedar River Overtakes Downtown Cedar Rapids (Essential

June 12 2008, 3:00pm CDT

Storm diminished dramatically near Milwaukee as it neared Lake Michigan. Other tornado warnings in southern Wisconsin. Tornado watch currently extends south to just include much of the Chicago area.

Dangerous storms nearing Madison area.

Tomorrow severe weather will stretch eastward.

My own tornado experience (currently a volunteer storm spotter) TORNADO***CHASIE

Current severe weather link via Weather Underground:

This deadly tornado is estimated to be an EF3

News link to June 11 tornado; Loess Hills, Iowa :


eFluxMedia
Tornadoes hit KSU; 1 dead, several injured

Update–June 12 11:00pm CDT Levee Breaks, 10,000 under mandatory evacuation at Cedar Rapids Iowa. Other areas of the region flooding.

Update; 11:00pm CDT 6/11/08

A tornado is heading towards Manhattan Kansas at this time. Other tornadoes occurring; Check severe link below for NOAA information on these events.

Update to line above 6-13-08 Manhattan Kansas: Including storm damage videos.

Manhattan Ks Tornado [Net Pulse News]

-Video in this link of Manhattan KS tornado night damage;

Tornado Videos, Tornado Stock Footage, Storm Stock Videos

6:00pm CDT 6/11/08

Tornadoes possible now in Iowa and Minnesota; outbreak underway, also very large hail.

Thunderstorms have formed a potent segmented line coming into the tornado watch boxes out in the Plains and Midwest. 5 now suspected of having tornadoes.

Some of these storms have sighted funnel clouds or Doppler indicated rotations.

Tornado near Wahoo Nebraska (radar); Cottonwood and Murray counties

Jim Reeds Tornado Chase

Check this NOAA link for up to date info:

Severe


Map of last3hours's severe weather reports

Tornadoes!–Weather Underground

{I happen to be someone who was one block from an EF5 41 years ago.}

Here are video’s of Parkersburg Iowa EF5 storm caught on a security camera’s. Bank video is included in this updated link.

Video shows tornado destroying house – [Cuomo Recipe] Ratings

Here are more links to several videos by Essential Estrogen

Video: Parkersburg Tornado Damage (Essential Estrogen)

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A National Geographic video of Storm Chaser Samaras deploying equipment into path of a tornado, plus other info at site.

Tornado Samaras Video — National Geographic

Currently at 12:30pmCDT, 6-03-08, there is a tornado watch in Iowa and Illinois.

Update: 12:45pmCDT 6-03-08; Tornado watch above is over. New one is in Southern Indiana-Western Kentucky-and part of Ohio.

UPDATE 7:20,CDT 6-03 Several tornado warnings are in effect from Southern Indiana through Ohio. Rotating supercells seem to be firing at this time, back-building into Indiana.

Tornado now West-southwest of Springfield Illinois, and two tornado warnings in Virginia

More tornado videos thanks to someone on YouTube:

YouTube – Tornado Videos

My tornado story:TORNADO***CHASIE

Here is your govt. link to get up to date weather information.

NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA’s National Weather Service NOAA's National Weather Service Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center

Update; May 30:

Tornado relief fund keeps growing: more than $71000 donated | News

Update link below; May 28 Other links near bottom of post.


Enews 2.0
Windsor/Weld tornado relief: Phone lines are now open
Greeley Tribune, CO – 9 hours ago

{Thanks for dropping into my blog. . This information on today’s sever weather outbreak is mostly of weather info at the moment and does not go into the specific damage and any other particulars of today’s weather as it affected individuals, except when schools were being detained in Windsor Colorado.

This severe weather situation may go on for days, so if you are in the path of it, keep tuned to your local sever weather sources. The web is a great place to keep up on specifics, being that there are many valuable information sources.

Here is a place to start for the meso scale storm system likelihood analysis. Drag your cursor across sections of this blue banner below, and you will notice differing info pages.)

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Tornadoes are devastating communities in Colorado, north of Denver. Now entering Wyoming

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Watches are up for Denver area and a new one out east of there. More could happen in the vicinity tomorrow. New watch connecting to others now down into Oklahoma.

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Aerial views show severe home damage, seems at least an F-3, in long lived tornado going into another county.

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Same tornado is now near Laramie WY, mile to mile and a half east of town center. Killer tornado now heading in next 15 min. to near the town named Wyoming! If you are near this area by any chance, go to lowest center area of house, preferably surrounded by sturdy walls, or else into the bathtub, and cover yourself. Get off the computer now.

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Schools in Windsor are in lock down. This is probably a response to keep people from being on dangerous roads and conditions where it is necessary to keep the roads open for emergency vehicles.

Link to those who want to help:

cbs4denver.com – Weld County Sheriff On Helping With Tornado Relief

For more detailed information:

Mile-wide tornado hits Windsor, Weld County – The Denver Post

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0069

Tornado in mature stage.

Image ID: nssl0069, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Location: Seymour, Texas
Photo Date: April 10, 1979
Photographer: D. Burgess
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

Hail reported 3.50″ diameter north of Minneapolis

Several tornadoes are now reported 5-25-08,5:50pm,cdt, occurring over several states.

The tornado watch boxes extend from Texas to Northern Minnesota

Tornado warning now in Wisconsin, Northeast of Minneapolis.

Tornadoes in Illinois-getting close to Carbondale IL-hooking right down from the northwest toward Carbondale. Rotating wall cloud reported.

Many supercells today are rotating big time.

4.25″ hail reported in one storm.

Hugo Wisconsin-serious damage.

Tornado now in NE Arkansas

Blackhawk County storm damage. North of Cedar falls, damage reports coming in.

Large tornado reported at Waterloo airport.

UPDATE–MEMORIAL DAY: 44 tornadoes reported Sunday May 25

Tornado causes damage, injuries in Parkersburg DesMoinesRegister.com
Powerful storms kill 8 in Iowa and Minnesota Kansas City Star
Powerful Storms Kill 8 in Iowa and Minnesota ABC News
Quad City Times

Parkersburg tornado update:Parkersburg Tornado Day 2

Tornado at Parkersburg now rated a low EF5.

2nd confirmed EF5 since new Enhanced Fujita Scale went into effect last February. This one maxed out at approx 205 mph. Over 40 mile track, at one time 1.20 miles wide.


  • EF0 — Wind speeds ranging from 65 to 85 mph.
  • EF1 — Wind speeds ranging from 86 to 110 mph.
  • EF2 — Wind speeds ranging from 111 to 135 mph.
  • EF3 — Wind speeds ranging from 136 to 165 mph.
  • EF4 — Wind speeds ranging from 166 to 200 mph.
  • EF5 — Wind speeds of 201 mph or higher.

Enhanced Fujita Scale – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories

Tornado Warning


TORNADO WARNING
IAC157-260415-
/O.NEW.KDMX.TO.W.0022.080526T0352Z-080526T0415Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1052 PM CDT SUN MAY 25 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN POWESHIEK COUNTY IN CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 1115 PM CDT.

* AT 1048 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR MALCOM...OR
  26 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARENGO...MOVING EAST AT 66 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  GUERNSEY...BROOKLYN AND DEEP RIVER BY 1055 PM CDT...

THIS TORNADO WARNING REPLACES THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING THAT
WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAME AREA. GO TO A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR
ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR!

THIS IS A HAZARDOUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER IN A BASEMENT...OR IN AN
INTERIOR ROOM. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OR IN A
CAR...SEEK SHELTER IN A REINFORCED BUILDING.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM CDT MONDAY MORNING FOR
IOWA.
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NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0001

Aggregate hailstone. Large hailstone with smaller stones visible. Ruler shows radius of this remarkable hail stone. Diameter is approximately 6 centimeters – the size of a baseball.

Image ID: nssl0001, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)