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Weather History: April 18: Record temps, storms, wind, tornadoes, quake & snow

More than two dozen tornadoes touched down from Arkansas and Kansas to Michigan and Wisconsin.


Related Topix: Blizzard, Natural Disasters, Marshfield, MO, Earthquake, Weather

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Map: D.C. area spends average of 45 minutes in tornado warnings every year

It's been a quiet start to tornado season across the country, but there are signs severe thunderstorm activity will ramp up late this month and into May. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across the interesting infographic below, which illustrates how much time different locations spend under tornado warnings on average each year .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Weather, Charles County, MD, Sports


Moore, Oklahoma Toughens Building Codes for Future Tornado Incursions

The city of Moore, Oklahoma is taking preventive measures to protect the area from any further destructive damages incurred from tornadoes.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Moore, OK

The Bulletin

Kan. in midst of tornado season

With tornado season in Kansas being from March to early June, students at Emporia State may not be as prepared as they might think in the event of severe weather.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Weather, Emporia, KS


Aiming to end long drought, Westwood takes lead in 1st round of Malaysian Open

Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters

The Modesto Bee

Homeowners beef up safety with storm shelters

Spurred by the terrifying images of an EF-5 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., as well as twisters that tore through Cleburne and Granbury, Texas, last spring, many homeowners are beefing up their security with storm shelters.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Texas, Granbury, TX, Amarillo, TX

Weather History: April 17: Record temps, storms, sand, snow, wind & flooding

Snow fell across Denver, CO continuously for 57 hours; from early morning on the 17th until midday on the 19th.


Related Topix: Ogden, IL, Natural Disasters, Illinois, Weather, New Zealand, World News,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sam Champion, Mike Bettes herald in tornado season 2014 for The Weather Channel

On April 16, The Weather Channel revealed its plans to cover tornado season 2014.


Related Topix: Good Morning America, Entertainment, Television, Natural Disasters, Weather, El Reno, OK, Moore, OK

The New Zealand Herald

NZ to be drenched in torrential rain

Torrential rain and damaging gales could be a feature for many people tomorrow, as ex-cyclone Ita moves towards New Zealand.


Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, New Zealand, World News

Science, Industry and Business

NASA's TRMM Satellite Adds Up Tropical Cyclone Ita's Australian Soaking

After coming ashore on April 11, Tropical Cyclone Ita dropped heavy rainfall over the weekend that caused flooding in many areas of northeastern Australia's state of Queensland.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Science / Technology, NASA, Australia, World News,

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Big ships tossed about in Tuesday storm

The Ornak, a Bahamian bulk cargo ship waiting to pick up a load of coal, ran aground Tuesday here, on a night when more than a dozen ships experienced some form of duress as extremely high winds and rain battered Hampton Roads.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Virginia Beach, VA

STN Online

Joplin Schools Recognized for Maximizing Routing Capabilities in Tornado's Aftermath

While spring means longer days and warmer, sunnier weather in places like Joplin, Mo., it also signals the start of tornado season, which runs from March through early July.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Joplin, MO, Tyler Technologies, Computers, Software, Education Etc.

Agri Marketing

Purdue Study: Landscape "Transition Zones" May Influence Where Tornadoes Strike

PURDUE STUDY: LANDSCAPE "TRANSITION ZONES" MAY INFLUENCE WHERE TORNADOES STRIKE Apr. 16, 2014 Source: Purdue University news release Areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest to farmland may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns, a Purdue University study says.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Purdue University, Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Colorado's Tornado Season Is Near: Make Your Safety Plan Today

Another tornado season is upon us, and that means it's time to make sure you and your family have a plan.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters

Five Life-Threatening Tornado Safety Myths Debunked

The United States has the highest concentration of tornadoes in the world, according to NOAA.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane, Hailstorm

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Winter storm watches for northern Wisconsin throug...

Six to 12 inches of heavy wet snow are in the forecast in the far northwest from Superior to Bayfield -- 6 to 10 inches in the Park Falls region -- 7 to 11 inches from Minocqua to Florence -- and 4 to 8 inches from Barron and Ladysmith northward.


Related Topix: Wisconsin, Hurricane, Winter, WI, Natural Disasters, Superior, WI, Bayfield, WI

ABC2 Maryland

Chance for tornadoes increases daily

Freeze Warning issued April 15 at 4:39AM EDT expiring April 16 at 9:00AM EDT in effect for: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester Freeze Warning issued April 15 at 11:00AM EDT expiring April 16 at 9:00AM EDT in effect for: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery Freeze Warning issued April 15 at 11:00AM EDT expiring April 16 ... (more)


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The Town Talk

Storm hammers parts of Mississippi

A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, downing trees and power lines and cutting electricity in some areas.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Gautier, MS

Sys-Con Media

Most Americans incorrectly believe wind speeds determine hurricane evacuation

The survey found that a vast majority of Americans, 84 percent, mistakenly base their life or death evacuation decisions on the hurricane category and/or wind speed.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Non-Profit, Weather, Hurricane Ike

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hurricane forecasters will map potential storm surge

Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people.


Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather, Indian River County, FL