User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
Last updated: Jan 16 2017 06:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The view from Obama's train to Washington 16.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Nina Berman was on the train carrying Barack Obama to Washington in January 2009. From the window, she photographed the people who came out to see the President-elect.
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Yet another storm pours rain on L.A. as snow and flooding continue in Northern California 11.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The second of three successive storms expected to hit Southern California this week drenched Los Angeles early Wednesday and prompted the National Weather Service to warn motorists about hazardous road conditions during their soggy morning commute. 

The weather situation was more dire to the north,...

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Quick decisions meant life or death in Southeastern storms 4.1.2017 AP Top News
As an apparent tornado bore down on them, seven people in a mobile home in southeast Alabama made a life-or-death decision: Three ran into one bathroom for shelter and four ran in the opposite direction to another room seeking safety....
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Powerful Storms Leave At Least 5 Dead In Alabama And Florida 3.1.2017 NPR News
Four people were killed in southern Alabama when a tree fell on their mobile home. One man in the Florida panhandle drowned.
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4 dead as tornado hits AL community 3.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Four people were killed when a tree fell on a home as a tornado swept through a rural Alabama community on Monday evening, authorities said.
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Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states 3.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into early Tuesday for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people were […]
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South bracing for more severe storms, rain 3.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

At least five people have been killed as severe storms moved across the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into Tuesday moring for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people were killed Monday evening when a tree fell […]
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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials 6.12.2016 AP National
When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out....
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Warmest fall on record; season’s coldest air next week 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The season's coldest air mass so far plunges south next week as the jet stream buckles driving a cold pool over Minnesota.
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Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why 2.12.2016 NPR News
A new study looks at clusters of tornadoes, like those that hit the Southeast this week. They are costly in lives and insurance payouts.
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Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters 2.12.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed....
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Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters 2.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed. The once-every-five-years-or-so outbreak that might have involved 12 tornadoes 50 years ago now has on average about 20, said Columbia University applied physics professor Michael Tippett, lead author of the study in […]
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Minnesota firefighter helps battle Tennessee wildfires 1.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Firefighter Brian Pisarek has been in Knoxville, Tennessee now for two-weeks helping local firefighters battle what are being called the worst wildfires in that state in a century.
Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Five people were killed in two states after at least 13 twisters damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, the National Weather Service confirmed. At least a dozen more people were injured early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood […]
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Rain finally comes to fire-ravaged Tennessee - along with tornadoes, mudslides and the threat of floods 1.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

At long last, rain fell on the scorched Appalachian town of Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Wednesday after savage wildfires blazed across eastern Tennessee, killing seven people, forcing thousands to evacuate and burning hundreds of homes to the ground.

Yet even as rainstorms helped firefighters douse the...

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November weather insanity? MSP thunder and hail, Iowa tornadoes 29.11.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Unusual November storm covers a big geographic footprint.
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Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence 22.11.2016 BBC: Technology
A new weather satellite that maps cloud "waves" could help pilots avoid turbulence.
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Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space 20.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track U.S. weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, lightning storms, even solar flares. Indeed, about 50 […]
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Feature: Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather? 17.10.2016 NY Times: Magazine
Hurricanes like Matthew have laid bare the dirty secret of the National Weather Service: its technologies and methods are woefully behind the times.
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Live storm updates: Strongest winds pass Seattle area, weather service says 16.10.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Follow our live updates throughout the night Saturday as a damaging storm hits Western Washington. Thousands are without power as strong winds topple waterlogged trees around the region.
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