Twin Waterspouts captured on camera off Gonio in Georgia

Breathtaking shots from what we can presume an airplane window seat!

Twin Waterspouts have been captured on camera off Gonio in Georgia – see in the photos below.

Photo credit: Simona Skybova
Photo credit: Simona Skybova

The photos were captured by Simona Skybova on the day the Waterspouts struck – Thursday, 13th June.

However, the photos were posted by Weather/Meteo World on their official Twitter account.

You can find more of our articles on Waterspouts here and here.

Possible Tornado captured on camera in Chatham County, Georgia

A possible Tornado1 has been captured on camera in Chatham County2, Georgia – watch in the video below.

2: Betz Creek on Wilmington Island (looking towards Whitemarsh) to be precise.

TBC: It’s unknown who captured the video at this time, However it appeared on the Wilmington Island, Georgia official Facebook account.

This is a developing story. It is being reported however a Tornado did in fact touch down in Whitemarsh – could it be this one… We will bring you more as soon as we have it.

1: We will wait for the National Weather Service to confirm.

UPDATE: Photos of the possible Tornado have started to emerge online – see below.

Photo/video credit: Alison Mol
Video of the above video can be found below.
Photo credit: Belinda P. Finocchiaro
Photo credit: Brea Wiggins and Ron. Wiggins

UPDATE: Photos of damage caused by this possible Tornado have started to emerge online – see in the shots below. It’s also being reported that the sirens in the area didn’t go off.

Find more of our Georgia-Tornado related articles here.

Tornadoes by state so far this year visualised in one incredible map

The visualisation below illustrates how many Tornadoes have struck each state of the U.S. so far this year.

Visualisation credit: Taylor Kanost

Suffice to say, Dixie Alley has been significantly active.

Sixty Tornadoes have struck Mississippi, fifty three Tornadoes have struck Alabama and thirty six Tornadoes have struck Georgia.

Texas has seen thirty four Tornadoes touch down in the state.

FYI: We Are Iowa’s morning meteorologist Taylor Kanost posted the visualisation on his official Twitter account.

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“IT’S COMING”: Funnel cloud captured on camera in Brunswick, GA

A funnel cloud has been captured on camera in Brunswick, Georgia – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by an individual called Nick today – 19th April. However, the video was posted by Action News Jax on their official Facebook account.  

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Funnel cloud/possible Tornado captured on camera in Glynn County, GA

When video becomes available, we will post it. A funnel cloud/possible Tornado has been captured on camera in Glynn County, Georgia – see in the photos below.

First picture near Altama Ave – Brunswick, GA.
Near Exit 38 in Glynn County.

The person who captured the photos is unknown at this time. However, the photos were posted by Corey Simma on his official Twitter account.

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Georgia Tornado flattens trees, leaves home untouched

You have to see it to believe it!

The March 3rd Tornado that swept its way through a Georgia neighbourhood carved a distinguishing path through a wooded area – leaving hundreds of downed trees.

Photo credit: Matt Gillespie

In the middle of the down trees stands a two-story home that made it through the Tornado seemingly untouched. It’s something you have to see!

Ellerslie, GA resident Matt Gillespie captured drone footage of the devastation left behind by the Tornado1 – see in video below.

1: This Tornado took the lives of twenty three people – including four people – and caused significant damage in Lee County Alabama before it tore into GA. When the Tornado was in AL it was casuing EF-4 damage – seventy-mile path.

When the Tornado reached Ellerslie and Waverly Hall, GA it was causing EF-2 damage. So it’s safe to suggest that it weakened slightly.

Gillespie said in a Facebook post that his parents’ home also suffered damage by the Tornado. However, no injuries were reported.  

Photo credit: Matt Gillespie

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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.

News stations won’t stop covering a Tornado simply because the golf is on

This post was inspired by Dennis Mersereau (Forbes Contributor)

The comments really got to us during the outbreak Sunday. It’s suffice to say catostropheres  like Tornadoes bring out a variety of human behaviour. We tend to see this on show at every turn – news station meteorologist on to rescuers and the everyday joe public looking for ways to help after a catastrophic event – like Sunday’s Tornado Outbreak in AL and GA.

However, a passing scroll through social media during a news station’s severe weather coverage illustrates what it looks like when individuals choose a different route. Individuals tend to send news station meteorologists angry (livid, furious) messages – and it even sometimes get to the threats stage – whenever the news station has to stop regular programming (much-loved television show, sports event) to cover severe weather.

Its suffice to say news stations almost (almost) always stop regular programming in favour of covering severe weather events – inc. Tornado warnings. Because we’re writing in the UK, this type of scenario is standard in the U.S. and is rarely disturbed just because the final round of a PGA tour event is on. It’s mind boggling to see the barrage of hate that news station meteorologists get every time a TV show or sporting event is interrupted in favour of live coverage of severe weather events.

This above scenario played out in front of our eyes on Sunday when a violent Tornado outbreak happened in Alabama, Georgia and surrounding areas. The most significant Tornado was an EF-4 (preliminary) which took the lives of twenty three people in Lee County, Alabama. Whilst news station meteorologists warned people – to seek shelter – who were in the soon-to-be affected area – they had to go through cruel, bitter and spiteful tweets from viewers to put a PGA golf tournament back on air – see in tweets below.

FYI: no matter how much pressure the news station meteorologists receive from d**khead viewers to put a PGA golf event back on when a Tornado is destroying homes and changing lives, it’s extremely unlikely that a news station will ever chose to run normal – irrelevant TV – programming whilst a significant Tornado is occurring. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

As Mersereau said in his post, “no matter how much selfish and angry hate mail people send”.

Our personal point of view can be found below.…

“ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN! You’ll just have to wait and see Tiger Wood’s meet his next mistress on the course later…”

News stations report severe weather events – Tornado warnings – simply because it’s a hugely (massively, enormously…) important service which essence saves lives. A severe weather/Tornado warning ticker scrolling across the screen isn’t enough to save lives. The viewers in the path of what could be a significant Tornado need to see the radar, hear the towns and street names mentioned in order to drive home and face the particular scenario.

“I’m getting angry whilst writing this post just thinking of people moaning about such a thing. We’re going to close this post on this last paragraph!”

Jamie Simms, website lead

With the incredible technology at our disposal today, we have the ability to track Tornadoes in real-time – see debris being lofted in the air. It would be irresponsible, thoughtless and stupid not to use the incredible technology we have at presently in order to warn people in the path of a severe storm – Tornado.

Thanks to Dennis Mersereau for inspiring this post. We highly suggest you go and read his version on the same subject here.

New video of Sunday’s Peach County, GA Tornado

This just in! New video of Sunday’s Tornado in Peach County, Georgia has emerged online – watch in the video below.

The footage which was captured by unknown person at this time, however the footage was uploaded to 13WMAZ’s official YouTube account.

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BREAKING: New video of the damaging Talbotton, GA Tornado

Oh my goodness! A new video of the damaging Talbotton, Georgia Tornado has emerged online – watch in video (no sound) below.

Talbotton, GA Tornado

The video was posted on Reddit by user Midiex approximately nine hours ago.

We will post more video/photos of this Tornado once it becomes available.

This Tornado was a part of the same system that spawned a powerful and significant Tornado in Alabama. Not forgetting the one in Fitzgerald, Georgia*.

* + Byron, GA and Fort Valley, GA.

Tornado in Southern Georgia today (3/3/2019) near Talbotton, GA from r/weather

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Yesterday’s Fort Valley, GA Tornado captured on camera

Yesterday’s Tornado between Marshallville and Fort Valley, GA has been captured on camera – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Casey Shumate and posted by Live Storm Chasers.

We will post more video/photos of this Tornado once it becomes available.

This Tornado was a part of the same system that spawned a powerful and significant Tornado in Alabama. Not forgetting the one in Fitzgerald, Georgia*.

* + Byron, GA.

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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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Powerful Tornado captured on camera near Byron, GA

A powerful Tornado has been captured on camera near Byron, Georgia – watch in the video below.

The video was captured by Candice Kelly and posted on Twitter.

We will post more video/photos of this Tornado once it becomes available.

This Tornado was a part of the same system that spawned a powerful and significant Tornado in Alabama. Not forgetting the one in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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