17th June 2014 Coleridge, Nebraska Tornadoes – relive the Tornadoes in video

The above feature photo is a screen grab take whilst watching Reed Timmer’s video relating to the Tornado.

FYI: A day before, the Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes struck.

The warm front which was accountable for the substantial Tornadoes on the afternoon of the 16th June, this lifted just slightly north on the 17th June into far northeast Nebraska.

Significant instability developed along this boundary given the very warm and humid airmass in place across the region. Terminology heavy to say the least this part!

By the time late afternoon came, an isolated supercell thunderstorm developed across this boundary which lead to it becoming severe quite quickly.

This supercell thunderstorm spawned a handful of Tornadoes, three of which were significant. A fun fact for you!

These storms were unique in that they were nearly stationary for a couple of hours, resulting in short and twisting paths despite long Tornado lifecycles.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give these Tornadoes a detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it…

…In the videos below, relive the Coleridge, Nebraska Tornadoes that struck on the 17th June 2014.

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PEOPLE! PLEASE DON’T SHOOT AT TORNADOES!

Why does this remind of us this scene** in Twister. Right now, as we write this, we’re at the halfway point of this year’s severe weather season.

Counties in (and around) Tornado Alley and Dixie Alley have already seen Tornadoes, however it’s safe to suggest there’s more to come.

On the 6th May, Lawrence, Kansas police department (LKPD) posted the below tweet on their official Twitter account.

It’s safe to say the tweet gained a significant amount of attention…

…With ten thousand retweets and over fifty thousand likes.

Whilst this may be a bit of fun on Twitter, the LKPD are deadly serious. DO NOT SHOOT AT TORNADOES! It’s not a good idea and illegal within the limits of the city.

When it comes to the whiskey element of the above mentioned tweet, they didn’t comment on that. We loved everything about this tweet!

However, it’s fair to say the LKPD posted somewhat of another humorous tweet, regarding a Tornado Watch, on the 6th May – read below.

Find more our of blog-type articles here.

**Watch related-video below.

Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado of April 10th 1979 – Terrible Tuesday

FYA: This Tornado was one of many that struck during the Red River Valley Tornado outbreak of the 10th April 1979…

…We will be producing a separate article on this outbreak in due course. You can find more out on the Wichita Falls, Texas (TX) storm itself here.

The F4/EF-4 Tornado that struck Wichita Falls, TX formed several miles southwest of the city in Archer County, travelling over mostly open land.

When the Tornado turned east-northeast, it entered Wichita County – damaging a handful of rural homes, string of high voltage towers.

Moving into the city of Wichita Falls, the Tornado first struck Memorial Stadium and McNiel Junior High School, severely damaging both buildings (#1 on the damage path diagram below).

Damage path diagram credit: National Weather Service (NWS)

The Tornado’s formation and its movement towards the stadium and high school was captured on camera by Wolfgang Lange from the front of his apartment complex (#2 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

After capturing the last photo of the Tornado, Lange retreated to the complex’s laundry room and hid between heavy commercial washers and dryers. Luckily, he only suffered minor injuries.

Northeast of Lange’s apartment complex, on the first street of houses, a man by the name of Robert Molet also captured the Tornado on camera as it approached (#3 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

Unlike Lange’s view, as you can see in the above photos, Molet did not have an unhindered view of the Tornado – did not immediately recognise the F4/EF-4 wedge.

Molet stood in his backyard driveway and captured the destruction of the above mentioned apartment complex and the beginning of his neighbourhood being destroyed.  

Molet carried on taking photos until the wind blew him into his garage. Although, his house was completely destroyed, Molet escaped with only minor injuries – protecting him from the worst of the winds and debris.

The first deaths caused by Tornado were recorded at the already mentioned apartment complex and adjoining housing area.

Continuing east-northeast, the Tornado severely damaged commercial buildings along Southwest Parkway, including total devastation of the Southwest National Bank Building except its vault (#4 on the damage path diagram).

North of Southwest Parkway, the F4/EF-4 wedge destroyed many homes in the Western Hills (DR). Further eastward, many houses in the Faith Village were destroyed, Ben Milam Elementary School was severely damaged (#6 on the damage path diagram).

The Tornado was captured on camera from the south of the city by Pat Blacklock – see in the photos below (#5 on the damage path diagram).

 As you can see in the last few photos above, the gust front/strong west winds to the south of the Tornado can be seen producing waves on Lake Wichita – kicking up spray from the lake.

As the F4/EF-4 wedge crossed Kemp Boulevard, a number of commercial business were destroyed – resulting in several deaths. The Tornado’s most destructive winds missed the Sikes Senter Shopping Mall to the south, but a handful of stores were damaged.

Photo credit: UNKNOWN

Beyond the above mentioned shopping mall, the Tornado crossed a greenbelt area, “skirted” Midwestern State University on the south side – severely damaging more housing additions.

From the Ligon Coliseum of the University, Professor Joe Henderson captured the Tornado on camera (#7 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photos below.

The F4/EF-4 wedge was also captured on camera by Troy Glover from the roof of the Bethania hospital (#8 on the damage path diagram) – see in the photo below.

Photo credit: Troy Glover

A number of people tried to outrun the Tornado as it crossed the south side of the city by getting in vehicles and driving east of Southwest Parkway – north on US Highway 281 and east on US Highway 287.

The Tornado blew many of those vehicles off the above mentioned highways, resulting in numerous deaths.

The F4/EF-4 wedge took the lives of forty two people in Wichita Falls, twenty five deaths were vehicle related and sixteen of the twenty five deaths got in vehicles to outrun the Tornado.

Before leaving the east side of the city, the Tornado destroyed the Sun Valley housing area, the Sunnyside Heights Mobile Home Park and several large commercial businesses including the Levi Strauss Plant – iconic jean maker.

Northeast of Wichita Falls, the Tornado trekked into Clay County. Not only did it enter a different county, it changed its appearance.

As seen in the photos below, captured by Winston Wells, the Tornado became multivortex (#10 on the damage path diagram). At one time, the F4/EF-4 wedge displayed as many as five satellite vortices. 

At this stage of its life, the Tornado did extensive damage just south of Dean and near Byars, destroying a significant number of rural homes, but thankfully causing no deaths.

The grief and devastation caused by this Tornado is almost unthinkable

This particular type of Tornado event is unheard of! A violent Tornado tearing through an eight mile section of a city.

In addition to the forty two deaths caused directly by the F4/EF-4 wedge, three more people died of heart attacks/illnesses during the stress of the Tornado’s life. The number of reported injuries approached almost eighteen hundred however additional injuries were never recorded.

In 1979 dollars, total property damage in the city was estimated at four hundred million.

Over three thousand homes were destroyed and another were damaged. One thousand apartment units/condominiums were destroyed and another one hundred and thirty were damaged.

Around one hundred and forty mobile homes were destroyed, two schools were obliterated and eleven others suffered significant damage. Over one hundred commercial businesses were destroyed, some of which were large businesses/manufacturing – including Levi.

That concludes our in-depth overview of the Tornado. Now, relive the Tornado in videos below.

April 2011 Super Tornado Outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

RELATED: Videos of the Violent EF4 and EF5 Tornadoes on April 27, 2011

The April 2011 super Tornado outbreak was one of the biggest, deadliest and most destructive severe weather and Tornado outbreaks in the U.S. Suffice to say some of a handful of the Tornadoes that touched down during the outbreak struck heavily populated areas.

Regardless of alerts well in advance and short term warnings, the Tornadoes/storms killed three hundred and twenty one people and injured almost three thousand people, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA – Storm prediction Center – SPC).

Nearly three hundred and fifty Tornadoes touched down in around of the south, Midwest and northeast states of the U.S. A majority of the Tornadoes that touched down during the April 2011 super outbreak happened on the 27th April, according to the National Weather Service.

The most destructive Tornado, a multiple-vortex EF-4 Tornado, which took the lives of sixty five people and injured more than one thousand people alone swept through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama during the afternoon/evening on the 27th April.

Suffice to say, within a matter of minutes, ten per cent of Tuscaloosa was destroyed and more than one thousand six hundred people were left homeless – including the students of University of Alabama. It has to be said, the above mentioned Tornado was one point five miles wide with winds of one hundred and ninety miles per hour. 

The Tornado was on the ground for more than eighty miles.

It has to be stated: The same supercell thunderstorm that produced the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham Tornado went onto to spawn other Tornadoes that “skipped” along a three hundred and eighty mile long path from Mississippi to North Carolina.

Three EF-5 Tornadoes, twelve EF-4 Tornadoes and twenty one EF-3 Tornadoes struck during the April 2011 super Tornado outbreak. Some of the violent storms coincided areas that were hit with severe weather and Tornadoes earlier in the month. April 2011 was a busy month!

A destructive and deadly Tornado outbreak took place on the 14th – 16th April, when one hundred and seventy eight Tornadoes touched down and resulted in the deaths of almost fourty people across parts of the Plains, south and eastern seaboard.

In closing, April 2011 saw a record seven hundred and fifty Tornadoes strike the U.S, according to the SPC – records go back to 1950.

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction. Now you’ve read about it, now relive the April 2011 super outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.

Find an extensive video playlist of the Hackleburg/Phil Campbell EF5 Tornado below.

Furthermore, TV coverage and documentaries in regards to this outbreak can be found below.

UPDATE: A reader brought it to our attention that Smithville, Mississippi was struck by an EF-5 Tornado on the 27th April 2011 – watch two videos of the Tornado below.

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Preliminary survey report: EF-3 Tornado swept through Ruston, Louisiana

RELATED: NWS heading to San Augustine, TX to survey damage from Tornado

According to the National Weather Service storm (damage) survey team, preliminary (prelim) results indicate at least an EF-3 Tornado swept through Ruston, Louisiana (LA) the early hours of Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

The prelim results also indicate that at least an EF-2 Tornado touched down in San Augustine, Texas. Not forgetting to mention an EF-1 Tornado that touched down near Mooringsport, LA.

Going by the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the Ruston Tornado had winds of at least one hundred and thirty five miles per hour or great. The NWS Shreveport branch will release their complete storm report later this evening.

That report will include exact strength and track of the above mentioned Tornadoes.

A mother and her son was killed by this Tornado. Our thoughts, prayers and love go to the family at this time.

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Imagine looking out your airplane window and seeing this!

As Dan + Shay would say, ‘Speechless’.

Whilst this photo was posted eight months ago, it was definitely worth the rehash. Imagine looking out your airplane window and seeing this!

Photo credit: Reddit – watkinobe

The twin Tornadoes pictured above – were one of many that – struck during the outbreak on the 18th July, 2018 in Iowa.

We will be producing a relive the outbreak in video article for this outbreak in due course.

Post-inspired related article.

Watch EF-4 Tornado obliterate junior and high school in Henryville, IN

The Tornado1 was one of many that touched down during the outbreak of the 2nd – 3rd March 2012.

1: This EF-4 Tornado struck on the 2nd March, 2012 – to be precise.

In the surveillance camera footage below, watch the March 2012 EF-4 Henryville, Indiana Tornado obliterate Henryville junior and high school.

The following video is our favourite in our opinion! In the surveillance camera footage below, watch the high school’s gym being destroyed.

27th May 1997 F5 Jarrell, Texas Tornado – relive the Tornado in video

The F5 Jarrell, Texas Tornado was one of a number that struck on the 27th May 1997 – an article on the other Tornadoes will be produced in due course.

At approximately 3:45pm (CDT) on the 27th May 1997, a violent F5 Tornado struck portions of Jarrell, Texas. The Tornado took the lives of twenty seven people and causing devastating damage – blowing houses completely off the foundations…

… Not to mention it swept away the disintegrated remains.

The F5 also scoured asphalt from roads, killed and dismembered hundreds of cattle. It also stripped/uprooted them and bounced vehicles for up to half a mile from their parking places.

For a more in-depth look at the Jarrell, Texas Tornado, we highly suggest you read stormstalker’s article on the F5 – click here to read.

With that being said, relive the 27th May 1997 F5 Jarrell, Texas Tornado in the videos below.  

Documentaries on the Tornado can be found below.

A graph-ical look at data regarding March Tornadoes from 1875 – 2019

The head of The Tornado Project has been very busy indeed. Bravo on your work good sir!

On the 22nd March, meteorologist Thomas Grazulis posted four rather interesting graphs relating to data regarding March Tornadoes from 1875 – 2019 on his Twitter account.

With quotes from Grazulis relating to them, find the four graphs he produced below – please note find original tweets at the bottom of the article. 

Tornado deaths in March outbreaks – 1875 – 2019

“Death totals are down since the 1950, especially this day in 1952. Reason – fewer violent tornadoes? Fewer major outbreaks? Forecasting and warnings? Pacific Ocean patterns? Problem understanding many variables.”

Photo credit: Thomas Grazulis

Very significant [Tornado] outbreaks in March – 1875 – 2019

“The number of “very significant” outbreaks has not changed much. Definition that gives clearest picture across 150 years: at least two F3-5 tornadoes, and 50+ miles of upper EF2 to F5 path miles. Subjective? oh yes, but the best I can come up with.”

Photo credit: Thomas Grazulis

Path length in March [Tornado] outbreaks – 1875 – 2019

“Recent “very significant” total path miles are a little less, but maybe they just are not as violent. No way of telling! There have been quiet periods in the past. Current low number of March events is not unique. Last big one was in 2012.”

Photo credit: Thomas Grazulis

Killer Tornadoes in March “outbreaks” – 1875 – 2019

“The number of killer tornadoes in outbreaks has become very variable, as have deaths. Bad luck play a big part now, as it did this year. Below are all 69 March outbreaks. There have been about 630 “outbreaks” for all months since documentation started in 1873″

Photo credit: Thomas Grazulis

Grazulis also produced a table – on Twitter (CLEVER!) – regarding to killer Tornadoes since March 1873. Find his table in the tweets below..

… This was the perfect opportunity to link Grazulis’ Twitter account somewhere in this article. The head of The Tornado Project closed his tweets out with the following tweet.


9th May 2016 Oklahoma Tornado outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

We wrote about one of the Tornadoes that struck during this outbreak yesterday – find article here.

Severe thunderstorms developed along/ahead of a dryline across central Oklahoma
during the afternoon on the 9th May 2016.

The thunderstorms swept across central and eastern Oklahoma during the evening hours. Before the storms moved into the area, the atmosphere ahead of the dryline in central and eastern Oklahoma had become very unstable.

The above mentioned instability, combined with extremely strong wind shear – associated with a strong trough of low pressure that moved into the southern Plains from the southern Rockies – led to the development of supercell thunderstorms.

A handful of these supercell thunderstorms produced a number of Tornadoes. It’s safe to suggest some of these Tornadoes were damaging and long-lived Tornadoes – two of which were killer.

One of the Tornadoes that struck was the Katie, Oklahoma Tornado – which killed one person and was rated EF-4. Another Tornado that happened in Johnston and Coal counties also killed one person and was rated EF-3.

One of the supercell thunderstorms mentioned above produced multiple Tornadoes as it tracked along and near an outflow boundary which earlier produced morning thunderstorms tied with a previous system.

The boundary had settled across southwestern Oklahoma by the afternoon. The most noteworthy Tornado associated with this thunderstorm was the EF-3 Tornado which happened near the towns of Bennington and Boswell.

With that being said, relive the outbreak of Tornadoes in the videos below.

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Breathtaking up close videos of the 2013 EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

This Tornado was one of many that struck Oklahoma during the outbreak of the 20th May 2013. More on that can be found below the videos.

Find three breathtaking and up close videos of the EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado below.

Each video lasts around two minutes and fifty seconds – definitely worth the watch.

Anyways, let’s talk about the Tornado outbreak of 20th May 2013…

A Tornado outbreak happened during the afternoon/evening hours of the 20th May 2013 – last day of a three-day stretch of significant weather from 18th-20th May 2013.

It’s safe to suggest this weather event produced the most deadly and devastating tornado of the year for Oklahoma and the United States of America.

A handful of supercell thunderstorms developed during the early afternoon throughout the afternoon on the 20th May – along dryline in central Oklahoma.

One of these significant supercell thunderstorms developed near Chickasha and rapidly intensified, producing a Tornado which then touched the ground at 2:56pm on the west side of Newcastle, Oklahoma.

This Tornado went on to become violent within minutes, then tracked across the city of Moore and then parts of south Oklahoma City for around forty minutes – before dissipating.

This Tornado caused catastrophic damage in these areas, was given an EF-5 rating – as mentioned above.

The Tornado claimed twenty four lives, injured a significant amount of people and caused billions of dollars in damage. 

It’s also worth to suggest that several other Tornadoes occurred during the afternoon of the 20th May 2013 – Stephens and Lincoln Counties.

In addition to the Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds caused “significant” damage. Find more videos from this Tornadic event below.

Severe weather threat potential this weekend for traditional Tornado Alley

Recent forecast models have suggested the possibility of severe weather from Friday through Monday from the central/south Plains to the Ohio valley, Tennessee valley and Dixie Alley, as reported by Zach Walters.

Photo credit: Zach Walters

Walters said with it being too far off to make any projections, he will not report on those until Tuesday/Wednesday.

However, he did say when looking at the instability models and other elements there could be a handful of significant supercells across the southern Plains on Saturday. This means one or two Tornadoes could be produced.

We will have more on this potential severe weather threat when it comes to light.

News to us! Tornadoes form from the ground up…

FYI: This post was inspired by science mag’s 2018 article.

…We still don’t believe it – the video below proves it. 

The formation of Tornadoes has been completely knocked on its head. Measurements from Tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas seems to suggest these weather events first develop near the ground.

That’s country to the widely-known theory the winds of a Tornado develop many kilometres up in the clouds – only later to touch down on the ground.

Researchers studied four Tornadoes – including the El-Reno Tornado, which holds the record as the widest ever measured. 

The researchers noticed something particular when they compared radar measurements that tracked wind speeds with a number of photographs and videos of the El Reno Tornado taken by storm chasers.

The funnel was already on the ground minutes before the radar minutes before the radar data – roughly taken two hundred and fifty meters off the ground – recorded any rotation.

Just to find out, the researchers re-analysed the radar measurements taken near the ground.

A hilltop vantage point during the storm serendipitously allowed the team to scan close to the ground with the interfering effects of trees and telephone poles.”

Katherine Kornei, Science Mag

The researchers discovered rapid rotation near the ground before it appeared higher up – a pattern that was later confirmed in the three other Tornadoes.

These findings have significant implications for how forecasters issue Tornado watches/warnings – researchers suggest. 

Simply because forecasters often rely on measurements of wind speeds higher up in the clouds.

The reason why, the wind might be already swirling at dangerous speeds near the ground – “warnings might be late in the sounding the alarm for Tornado-strength winds.”

It’s suffice to say we still believe in the widely-known theory.

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.

Heartbreaking photos and videos of Tornado damage in AL, GA

Below find photos and videos of damage caused by yesterday’s powerful, significant and deadly Tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia.

https://twitter.com/Almc12345/status/1102349649195790337

More photos and videos will be posted in due course.

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Tornado Hunters’ Greg Johnson’s Instagram is a Tornado videos gold mine

No words needed! Enjoy a handful of Tornado Hunters’ Greg Johnson’s Tornado videos on his Instagram account below (you won’t regret watching them).

Johnson’s videos of the Pilger, Nebraska twin Tornadoes are something else. #TornadoPorn

Johnson’s videos of the Dodge City, Kansas Tornado are spectacular! Just saying!

This is the birth of a Tornado and Johnson captured it brilliantly!

HOW COULD WE NOT SHARE THIS ONE! Johnson was in the right place at the right time when he captured this shot.

One more video! Johnson puts a huge amount of effort and this video proves it. Video of wedge Salina, Kansas Tornado.

It’s suffice to say Johnson takes some magnificent photos of spinners – see a few examples below.

We highly recommend that you head on over to Johnson’s Instagram account and give him a follow!

RELATED: Ten Instagram Tornado videos which will keep you happy…

3rd May 1999 Oklahoma Tornado outbreak – relive the outbreak in video

We can’t forget to mention May 4th – Kansas, northern Texas (aka the Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of the 3rd – 4th May 1999).

On the 3rd May 1999, a number of supercell thunderstorms produced a significant amount of large and damaging Tornadoes in Oklahoma during the late afternoon/evening.

It is safe to say without doubt, some of these Tornadoes were killers, including the ones that through (and/or near) Dover, Shawnee, Perry, and Bridge Creek. Not forgetting Moore and the metropolitan areas.

Moore is plays a pivotal part in this outbreak as the strongest wind speed from that particular Tornado was recorded. You can find out more on that here.

Also we have to add, a number of Tornadoes struck areas in south central Kansas, eastern Oklahoma and northern Texas – over seventy Tornadoes were observed across the region, some did happen during the morning/early afternoon hours of the 4th May 1999.

It’s without question, the total number of Tornadoes in Oklahoma makes the 3rd– 4th May 1999 Tornado outbreak the biggest ever recorded in the area. Forty people in Oklahoma were killed by the Tornadoes on the 3rd – 4th May 1999.

Six hundred and seventy five people were injured, a number of homes and businesses were destroyed or damaged throughout the areas affected by the Tornadoes. Five people died, one hundred people were injured and significant damage was reported from the Kansas metropolitan areas.

RELATED: The Great Plains Tornado Outbreak of May 3-4, 1999

We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this significant outbreak a well-balanced and detailed introduction.

Now you’ve read about, now relive the 3rd May 1999 outbreak thru the lens of a camera in the videos below. We’ve broken it down into two categories: studio/chaser video, so without further ado…

Relive the outbreak thru the lens of a studio camera

Relive the outbreak thru the lens of a chaser’s camera

This is absolutely frightening! The sound of a Tornado

There isn’t much to see in the video, however the audio tells the story. Captured in the video is the sound of a Tornado – watch/listen in the video below.

Spine chilling!

We’re going to turn it over to Season of the Storm’s Adam Lucio to explain the video.

Here is chilling video from our previous post, shot by Adam two years ago today. If you can listen past the wind noise in the camera, you will hear what sounds like a waterfall wooshing sound.

That is actually a violent, EF-4 tornado approaching them in the distance. Storm chasing at night can be especially dangerous. It is one thing to be able to see the tornado and gauge its movement, it’s another to only hear it.

Adam, along with fellow storm chaser Stephen Jones, begin to second guess their position and have to make a quick decision to bail or stand their ground. There isn’t much to see in the video, but the audio tells the story!”

In case you’re wondering, Season of the Storm is a new documentary series that brings the real life of storm chasing to the screen.

You can find out more on the documentary by clicking here.  Like on Facebook here!

Look at that rotation! Waterspout captured on camera in Northern Cyprus

A significant Waterspout has been captured on camera in Kyrenia (Girne), Northern Cyprus – watch in video below.

The video was captured by adventuretog and posted approximately five days ago on Instagram. Will you just look at the rotation on this spinner!

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In the above link, you’ll be able to find an official definition for the Waterspout.

AccuWeather’s U.S. Tornado forecast for this year is intriguing

It’s an interesting article which deserved its own blog post.

According to John Roach, AccuWeather predicts that there will be one thousand and seventy five Tornadoes in 2019.

In fact! Nine percent more then the nine hundred and eighty seven Tornadoes in 2018.

Nevertheless, the figure is six per cent less than the U.S. annual average of one thousand one hundred and forty one Tornadoes.

Roach points out in the article that five hundred and twenty five Tornadoes are expected from March through May almost the normal average – beaten by one1(same months).

1: Maybe not a lot to some, but for us… That’s a lot of spinners!

The AccuWeather writer goes on to say that the company (weather/media) projects a high occurrence of severe weather risks in the traditional Tornado Alley.

Meaning that the states which are most likely to be impacted the most are: Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of Texas and Nebraska…

… We’re going to leave that there! We strongly urge that you go and read the rest of the article which can do by clicking here.