19th June 2018 Prospect Valley, Colorado Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The above feature photo was captured by William T. Reid. Provided with permission.

We’re going to get straight to the videos for this particular Tornado. However, we highly recommend Silver Lining Tour’s blog on the Tornado.

In the videos below, relive the photogenic Prospect Valley, Colorado Tornado that struck on the 19th June 2018.

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Colorado here.

Tornado captured on camera northeast of Arlington, Colorado

The Tornado in the photo was one of seven that touched down. Should video emerge of any of them, we will post them.

A tall grey nader churning up the fields of Colorado! A Tornado has been captured on camera northeast of Arlington, Colorado – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Jeff Piotrowski

The photo was captured by iconic storm chaser, Jeff Piotrowski on the day the Tornado struck – yesterday, 17th June.

Piotrowski posted an interesting tweet straight after this photo – find below.

Find more photos of the Tornado below.

Photo credit: Ursla Marie Martinez
Photo credit: Ursla Marie Martinez

Find more of our articles on Tornadoes that have struck the state of Colorado here.

Landspout captured on camera in Fort Morgan, Colorado

A Landspout has been captured on camera in Fort Morgan, Colorado – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Kory Poggenpohl on the day the Landspout struck – yesterday, 26th April.

However, the video was posted by Live Storms Media on their official YouTube account. Find more of our articles on Landspouts here and here.

Gustnado swirls across high school campus in Colorado

“I know this is a late post, I’m sorry, I’ve been in hospital” – Jamie Simms, website lead.

In the video below, watch a Gustnado swirl across the campus of Pueblo West High School, Pueblo West in Colorado.

Sam Pisciotta, a teacher and coach at the school captured the Gustnado on video when it struck around five days ago.

RELATED: Large ‘gustnado’ spotted in Colorado

In case you’re not sure what a Gustnado is! Here’s a brief description for you…

A Gustnado is a short-lived, ground-based rotating wind that can form on the leading edge of a severe thunderstorm.

Even though the name comes from the “gust of a Tornado”, not forgetting it almost looks like a Tornado. A Gustnado is not considered to be one.

A Gustnado develops in a completely different way than a normal/classic Tornado does. To find out more, click here.

East of Falcon! Tornado captured on camera in Colorado

A Tornado has been captured on camera east of Falcon, Colorado – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Kerry Louise Boucher today – 29th March. owever, the video was posted by Brian Bledsoe1 on his official Twitter account.

1: In case you’re weondering, Bledsoe is the chief meteorologist/climatologist for 11 News in Colorado Springs.

UPDATE: Up close and northeast view of the Tornado in Falcon, Colorado – watch in the video below.

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Between Falcon and Peyton! Tornado captured on camera in Colorado

A Tornado has been captured on camera in Colorado – between Falcon and Peyton to be precise – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Jessica Upton today – 29th March. However, the video was posted by Brian Bledsoe1 on his official Twitter account.

1: In case you’re weondering, Bledsoe is the chief meteorologist/climatologist for 11 News in Colorado Springs.

UPDATE: Incredible up close video of the above Tornado – watch in the video below.

UPDATE #2: Photo of the above-mentioned Tornado can be found below.

UPDATE #3: New video has emerged of a Tornado near Peyton, Colorado, Watch in the video below.

UPDATE #4: New video has emerged of a Tornado near Falcon, Colorado, Watch in the video below.

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Funnel cloud captured on camera in Colorado

A (cold air) funnel cloud has been captured on camera in Colorado – east of Cortez to be precise – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: Brent McWhirter
Photo credit: Brent McWhirter

The photos were captured by Brent McWhirter today – Friday 22nd March.

However, the National Weather Service (Grand Junction, Colorado branch) posted the photos on their official Facebook account.

Study: U.S. Tornado frequency is shifting eastward from Great Plains

Tornado Alley is still tops!

This old news however it’s still relevant news.

A study conducted – back in 2018 – found that over the past fourty years, Tornado frequency has increased over a “large swath” of the midwest and southeast and decreased in elements of the central and southern Great Plains – region traditionally associated with Tornado Alley.

The study, conducted by Northern Illinois University’s meteorology professor Victor Gensini and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory’s Harold Brooks found significant decreasing trends in frequencies of both Tornado reports and Tornado environments over elements of Texas, Oklahoma and northeast Colorado.   

Tornado Alley suffice to say is the top zone for Tornadoes in the United States, however other including the “so-called” Dixie Alley which includes much of the lower Mississippi Valley region are catching up. The researchers identified substantial increasing trends of Tornado reports and Tornado environments in portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.

“Regions in the southeast and midwest are closing the gap when it comes to the number of Tornado reports. It’s not that Texas and Oklahoma do not get Tornadoes, they’re sstill the number one location in terms of Tornado frequency. But the trend in many locations is down over the past 40 years”

Victor Gensini, Northern Illinois University’s meteorology professor

Gensini stated that the study also looked at the frequency of Tornadoes in fine-scale using two individual approaches. The researchers tracked the number of Tornado reports from 1979 to 2017, whilst investigation regional trends in the daily frequency of Tornado-environment formation over the same period – 1979 to 2017 – using an index known as the Significant Tornado Parameter (STP).

Frequently used in order to predict severe weather, the index captures the coexistence of atmospheric elements favourable for producing Tornadoes. Both the number of actual Tornado reports and the historical STP analysis showed the eastward uptick in Tornado frequency.

The trend is significant for understanding the potential for future Tornado exposure, damage and casualties. Severe thunderstorms accompanied by Tornadoes, hail and damaging winds cause an average of five point four billion dollars each year across the U.S, events with with ten billion or more in damages are no longer uncommon. Suffice to say we say that with the AL, GA Tornado outbreak this past Sunday.

Previous research has identified the southeast as particularly vulnerable to Tornadoes. Simply because of factors such as longer and larger Tornado paths, expanding population, density, mobile home density and higher night time Tornado probabilities, most Tornado deaths occur in southeast – mid-south region. There’s a theme developing here, you can attach this particular theory to the AL, GA Tornado Outbreak.

The researchers cannot say for certain whether the eastward shift in Tornado reports and environments might be caused by natural or human-induced climate change. We have the opinion that it will be more natural. We found this study fascinating, even a year after it was published. You can read it in full here.

Ten Instagram Tornado videos which will keep you happy…

…until the season starts again! which isn’t that long away to be honest.

Again, just like this blog. This blog is not particularly a wordy one! However, it will keep you happy until Tornado1 season starts again…

1: For us Tornado/severe weather enthusiasts

…Below are the ten Instagram Tornado videos that will keep you entertained until the season starts.

Bennington, Kansas wedge Tornado that struck on 1st May 2018 – Tornado Hunters’ Greg Johnson

Douglas, Wyoming Tornado that struck on the 28th July 2018 – Reed Timmer

Find further videos of this Tornado here and here.

Cherokee, Oklahoma twin Tornadoes that struck on the 14th April 2012 – Tornado Titans’ Eugene Thieszen

Clarksdale, Mississippi Tornado that struck on the 23rd December 2015 – Tornado Trackers

Wray, Colorado breathtaking Tornado that struck on the 7th May 2016 – Tornado Trackers

Dodge City, Kansas Tornado that struck on the 24th May 2016 – Derek Smith (@tornadoslayer_)

Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes that struck on the 16th June 2014 – Tornado Hunters’ Greg Johnson

Stanton, Nebraska Tornado that struck on the 16th June 2014 –  Tornado Hunters’ Greg Johnson

Location to be confirmed – looking up into a developing Tornado – Pecos Hank

Tillman County, Oklahoma wedge Tornado that struck on the 7th November 2011 – Martin Lisius, Tempest Tours

Find further videos of this Tornado here, here and here.

With that, we’ll wrap this post up. You can find more Instagram Tornado videos here and here.