Posted in May 2013

Inside a Large Tornado

Inside a Large Tornado

Sean Casey is an IMAX movie maker and for the past several years has been making an annual pilgrimage to the Plains to film and intercept tornadoes for his IMAX movie, Tornado Alley.  Perhaps even more well known for his Tornado Intercept Vehicles (TIV1 and TIV2), his mission has been chronicled for years on Discovery … Continue reading

Emerging from Tornado Shelter in Moore, OK

Emerging from Tornado Shelter in Moore, OK

Just after the devastating EF-5 tornado in Moore, shocked residents slowly began climbing out of the rubble to see what was left of their neighborhoods.  The video below is what one family found as they emerged from their underground storm shelter.  Reportedly around 10% of those who live in Moore have storm shelters which certainly … Continue reading

When the Tornado Warning Process Works

When the Tornado Warning Process Works

After every tragic weather event, there are lessons to be learned on how to make the weather warning process better so that more lives are saved.  The Moore, OK, EF5 was a massive storm which overwhelmed many homes, businesses and roadways putting thousands of people at high risk for death and injury.  Making sure tornado … Continue reading

How to Identify Your Safe Area

How to Identify Your Safe Area

An underground storm shelter is the only way to ensure your safety in all tornadoes but certain parts of your home may provide adequate shelter in most weaker tornadoes – which are MUCH more common than the massive EF-5s that affected Moore, Oklahoma yesterday.  I worked with reporter Adam Ghassemi from the CBS affiliate in … Continue reading

Moore, OK – What Can You Do?

Moore, OK – What Can You Do?

The images are hard to see and comprehend from Moore, OK.  The monstrous tornado that ripped through that community yesterday has left much of the country in shock.  The death toll is still rising as many of us continue to keep survivors in our thoughts and prayers. In times like these, people who are watching … Continue reading

Multi-day Tornado Threat Across Plains

Multi-day Tornado Threat Across Plains

While we continue to run well below normal the three-year average for tornadoes in May, nature is trying it’s best to catch up fast.  This has been a deadly week for tornadoes in the Plains.  At least 16 tornadoes touched down on Wednesday with the worst killing six people in Granbury, TX.  More tornadoes touched … Continue reading

The Great Tornado Drought of 2013

The Great Tornado Drought of 2013

Up until now (May 9th), we have seen a near record low number of tornadoes in the first few days of May.  This follows a very calm beginning of tornado season in March and April as well.  The amazing amount of cold air we’ve seen across much of the country this spring has been largely … Continue reading