Tornado Season is Here!

Tornado Season is Here!

We’ve officially started the tornado season across the Southeast.  So far, the season has been relatively calm but as warm days become more common, the risk of thunderstorms will increase.  Before the storms hit is the time to make sure you have you’re family’s plan of action in the event a Tornado Warning is issued … Continue reading

First Substantial Severe Weather Threat of 2014

First Substantial Severe Weather Threat of 2014

**MORNING UPDATE 2-20-2014 The Storm Prediction Center has placed a moderate risk of severe weather (see red area in graphic) for cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Bowling Green, KY, Louisville, and Jackson, TN.  This means a fairly widespread severe weather event is likely.  Straight line wind damage is the highest threat but isolated tornadoes cannot … Continue reading

December Tornado Threat for Southeast

December Tornado Threat for Southeast

Severe weather is the last thing on many people’s minds just a few days before Christmas but a severe threat, including the possibility of isolated tornadoes, exists for cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, TN, Little Rock, Birmingham, Huntsville, AL on Saturday, December 21st.  In addition to these cities, much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky will … Continue reading

2013 Year in Tornadoes – The Good and Bad

2013 Year in Tornadoes – The Good and Bad

2013 has, fortunately, been a relatively quiet year for tornadoes.  Normally, about 1200 twisters touch down in the U.S. each year with only 739  being recorded in 2013 so far.  However, the number of tornado deaths is still troubling.  As of September 30th, 45 people have been killed in tornadoes in 2013 – the same … Continue reading

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