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10 Amazing Facts about the El Reno Tornado!

The weather radar conference is ongoing in Colorado this week, and one of the conference papers features some eye-popping statistics regarding the 31 May El Reno tornado.  This paper, authored by Josh Wurman and others, is titled “Preliminary Results from … Continue reading

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Day 3 Moderate Risk: Reasons Why It Could Be Huge … Or, Hugely Disappointing

As most chaser types already know, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk for severe weather for Wednesday.  A significant severe weather event is expected, but the kind of event is still uncertain.   Will it be a wind … Continue reading

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Tornado Season is Here (and 5 Essential Steps to Stay Safe)

It’s April, and if you live in the south, the gray pallete of winter is slowly – but perceptibly – changing into a cornucopia of springtime color. It’s warmer now (at last!), and most of us are happily trading the … Continue reading

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3 Observations From the Largest Tornado Outbreak in History

Growing up, I was obsessed with tornadoes.  I daydreamed about them.  I watched every TV show about them.  I read every book I could find about them – several times.  And, in those books, there was only one tornado outbreak that was always  mentioned: the Super Outbreak … Continue reading

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