We had to write about it! In the video below, watch a new Chevrolet commercial which features renowned storm chasers, Roger and Caryn Hill.
You can read the video’s description
“Roger Hill loves severe
weather. And over the past three decades, he has personally witnessed more than
650 tornadoes – more than anyone on earth. After years of chasing in his free
time, he turned his passion into a career, starting Silver Lining Tours. Now,
together with his wife Caryn, he guides groups across the country to witness
It’s his dream job, but it’s also demanding;
during storm season, Roger and Caryn are on the road for more 100 days
straight, driving hundreds of miles per day in pursuit of Mother Nature.
But before the season
begins, they go storm chasing as a couple. It’s a promise they made to each
other, a yearly adventure that takes them driving across America’s stunning
landscape. Watch as Roger and Caryn Hill traverse several states hunting the
The video was brought to our attention by Roger Hill, however the commercial was posted by CNN. The commercial is currently unlisted on YouTube.
“GOD BLESS THIS MAN! He
had the balls to do it live on the air!” Jamie Simms, website lead.
Last night, a
large and destructive Tornado swept through Dayton, Ohio (OH). However, that
wasn’t the only storm Dayton residents were facing.
Fox 45 meteorologist,
Jamie Simpson launched into a passionate excoriation of the viewers during a
live Tornado warning broadcast when people started to complain on social media
that the warning broadcast was interrupting The
Bachelorette. BOO HOO!
from the beginning! A Tornado watch was issued last night through to 2;00am,
local time for OH. The Fox 45 meteorologist was giving live updates on the
Tornado, which would cause significant damage to the Dayton area later on that
…Then he started to see complaints come in on social media.
In the video below, listen to what Simpson had to say on the complains – transcription can be read underneath.
“Just checking on social media, we have (some) folks complaining already, ‘just go back to the show’.
No, we’re not going back to the show folks! This is a dangerous situation, okay?
It’s your own neighbourhood. I’m sick and tired of people complaining about this. Our job here is to keep you safe and that’s what we’re going to do.
Some of you complain that this is all about my ego. Stop, okay? Just stop right now. It’s not! I’m done with you people, I really am. This is pathetic!”
on went to apologise and say; “it really bothers me that people don’t care
other people’s safety around here”.
users – in particular Twitter – took to the platform to praise Simpson for his
work following what has been called, ‘”the scariest night of their lives” –
read relating tweets below.
On the 13th May 1980, A F3/EF3 Tornado struck the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Tornado first touched down at 4:00pm eight miles of the city limits, it steadly moved eastward through downtown Kalamazoo.
dissipated east of the city at around 4:25pm. So essentially, the Tornado was
on the ground for twenty five minutes.Twenty five minutes
had passed by, however the devastation left in the wake of this Tornado was substantial.
Five people died, seventy nine injured and over fifty million dollars in property damage. William Milliken walked through the area hours later, and suggested the following: “It reminds me of a bombed
recommend you read the Kalamazoo public library’s dedicated webpage on the
Tornado, click here
to take a read…
…We didn’t particularly want to make this a wordy article, however we wanted to give this Tornado a substantial introduction.
Now you’ve read about it, now relive the Kalamazoo, Michigan Tornado of May 13th 1980 thru the lens of a camera in the videos below.
Find an incredible gallery of photos of damage caused by this Tornado here.
years ago yesterday this photogenic Tornado/Waterspout struck the Florida city.
On the 12th May 1997, at around 2:00pm, am F1/EF-1 Tornado produced substantial
amount of damage as it swept through the downtown area of Miami.
The Tornado developed southwest of the city and first
touched down in the Silver Bluff Estates area. Find out more about the Tornado’s
produced roof damage to an apartment complex and a number of houses in the area
of Little Havana. In the Miami downtown, windows were blown out of several
buildings including nearly every south facing window on the first three floors
of The Citadel Building.
were damaged by flying debris in the WTVJ-NBC parking lot. Other cars were
overturned or blown several yards when the Tornado moved through the parking
lot of the Bell South office building.
A Metro Mover
vehicle on Miami’s public transportation elevated rail system was derailed as
the Tornado neared the Government Center in downtown Miami. Around a dozen
injuries were attributed to the Tornado.
With that being said, let’s move onto the next part of this article. In the videos below, relive the F1/EF-1 Miami, Florida Tornado that struck on the 12th May 1997.
It was reported that this Tornado/Waterspout killed hundreds of wild chickens… We thought to add that!
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
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
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.
never seen this before, if we’re honest. Find out more about this Tornado at
the bottom of the article.
Captured on a news broadcast! Find a spectacular video of the 25th March 2015 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado below.
video was posted by KOLR10 & Ozarks Local News a day after the Tornado
struck – 26th March 2015.
The news outlet posted it on their official Facebook account. Watch KFOR’s broadcast of the 25th March 2015 Tornado below.
erratic Tornado – inc. damaging thunderstorm winds – occurred on the evening of
the 25th March 2015. The Tornado affected areas of southwest
Oklahoma and Moore. The path of wind damage varied from 0.1 miles to 0.6 miles
1: With evidence of a narrow
Tornado observed intermittently within this area of damage.
damage started near Southwest 119th Street and May Avenue in
southwest Oklahoma City – which moved through Moore – and ended about ½ mile
south-southeast of Northeast 36th Avenue and Indian Hills Road in
extreme northern Norman.
most consistent evidence of a Tornado was observed from southwest of Northwest
12th Street and Santa Fe Avenue to near Southwest 7th
Street and Broadway Avenue in Moore. The low-end EF-2 damage was observed in a
small area of Moore.
We will not being making comment at this time. We will making comment when the lawsuit has gone through the courts.
Mum of a National Weather Service (NWS) storm spotter (spotter) killed in a 2017 car crash has filed a one hundred and twenty five million dollar lawsuit against the Weather Channel – organisation that hired the storm chasers involved in the fatal car wreck.
Karen Di Piazza filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal district court in Lubbock, Texas. Piazza’s son, Corbin Lee Jaeger – who was 25 – was killed on the 28th March, 2017 in a two-vehicle wreck on County Road 419 – just west of Spur and southeast of Lubbock.
The lawsuit suggests The Weather Channel’s on-air personalities Kelley Williamson and Randall Yarnall ran stop signs and traffic lights and broke other traffic laws to capture video for their show, ‘Storm Wranglers’.
Officials at The Weather Channel knew of their dangerous and reckless driving habits – according to the lawsuit.
The duo ran a stop sign on County Road 419, travelling at seventy miles per hour to video a Tornado for The Weather Channel – according to lawsuit.
Williamson and Yarnall were also killed in the crash. Jaeger, a certified spotter for the NWS was driving away from the Tornado when his vehicle was hit, the lawsuit suggests.
“We are saddened by the loss of Corbin Jaeger, Kelly Williamson and Randy Yarnall. They were beloved members of the weather community and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of all involved. We cannot comment on pending litigation.”