Tag Archives: spring

May 3, 1999: My Story

May 3, 1999.  To those outside of Oklahoma, this date means very little.  But to those Okies who survived the largest tornado outbreak in state history, “May 3rd” is forever branded into our collective conscious.  That day over 60 tornadoes … 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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A Comparison of 2 Incredibly Violent Tornadoes

Since it’s late March and freezing, I’ve decided to think warmer thoughts.  This led me – of course – to watch tornado videos on YouTube.  While perusing, I chose to review two infamous tornadoes, and do an “apparent violence” comparison. The … Continue reading

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