Posted in June 2013

Tornado Shelter Interest in Tennessee

Tornado Shelter Interest in Tennessee

Tornado shelter interest is running high across Middle Tennessee in the wake of the killer tornadoes in Oklahoma last month.   Shelters save a lot of lives in the Moore, Oklahoma, EF-5 of May 20th and not one person in a shelter was killed.   This article from the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville looks into the increasing … Continue reading

Message of Safety During Large Tornadoes

Message of Safety During Large Tornadoes

In the meteorological community, there’s a lot of debate following the recent EF-5 tornadoes in Oklahoma during the last two weeks of May.  Some of the debate centers on the EF-5 classification of the El Reno, Oklahoma, tornado on May 31st.  This storm was originally classified an EF-3 based on damage but was upgraded to … Continue reading

The Inherent Dangers of Storm Chasing

The Inherent Dangers of Storm Chasing

It’s a very sad day for the storm chasing community.  Veteran storm chaser, researcher and meteorologist featured on Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul, and chase partner Carl Young, were all killed while chasing the El Reno, Oklahoma, tornado on Friday, May 31st.  This is the same tornado that flipped the GMC … Continue reading