tornado News

Record Western Wildfires a Contrast in Otherwise Quiet Year for U.S. Natural Disasters

It was a relatively quiet year for natural disasters – except for those living in the Western U.S. Property data provider CoreLogic today released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. The report shows “a continued trend of fewer …

Weather Service: Tornado Hit Southern California in Last Week’s El Niño Storms

The National Weather Service says a small tornado touched down in Ventura County, Calif. during last week’s powerful El Niño-driven storms. Meteorologists conducting a storms survey determined the tornado swept through a half-mile swath of Fillmore during the morning of …

Tennessee Records 19 Tornadoes in 2015

Weather officials say 19 tornadoes touched down in Tennessee last year, marking the state’s lowest total since 2007. The National Weather Service said one tornado struck the state in April and two touched down in May of 2015. A record-setting …

Tornado Touched Down in Western Ohio: Weather Service

The National Weather Service has that confirmed a rare December tornado touched down in western Ohio. The weather service says the tornado had an estimated maximum wind speed of 65 mph and did not cause any injuries. The Dayton Daily …

Texas Storms That Spawned Tornadoes Kill at Least 11

Tornadoes that swept through the Dallas, Texas area caused substantial damage and at least 11 people died either from the storm or related traffic accidents and dozens of people were injured. It’s the latest of a succession of freakish winter-weather …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Struck North Dakota City

The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Tolna, N.D. was caused by a tornado. The tornado last week was rated an EF-1, with an estimated peak wind speed of 110 mph. It was on the ground for …

Tornado in Colorado Forest Area Damages Campground

Tornado damage at a Pike National Forest campground has crews clearing felled trees in a six-acre area. KMGH-TV reported the Devil’s Head campground was hit by a tornado that the National Weather Service confirms touched down Tuesday afternoon. Picnic grounds …

Severe Storms, Tornado Damage Homes, Injure 7 in Illinois

At least seven people were injured as severe thunderstorms that swept across northern Illinois spawned a tornado, damaged homes and uprooted trees. Particularly hard hit Monday night was Coal City, a community of approximately 5,000 residents about 60 miles southwest …

Nevada Tornado Damages Businesses and Homes

A tornado ripped through the Nevada town of Hawthorne on Friday afternoon, damaging homes and businesses, causing scattered power outages and temporarily shutting down a highway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The 3:30 p.m. tornado touched down east of …

South Dakota Officials Assess Delmont-Area Tornado Damage

South Dakota and federal officials this week were assessing tornado damage to homes and businesses in Charles Mix and Douglas counties, including the town of Delmont. Officials say the preliminary assessment is the first step to determining whether aid will be made …