Destructive tornadoes tear through central U.S. from Texas to Missouri and Nebraska

Parts of the nation’s midsection have been devastated after nearly 50 reports of tornadoes in just the last 24 hours. Homes and businesses have been destroyed. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands remain without power. Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes, continue to pound the country’s midsection from Texas to Missouri and Nebraska. “It’s on the road –…

Tornadoes roar through nation: ‘All the windows exploded, it was just chaos’

A wide swath of the nation braced Sunday for severe storms capable of ruinous wind gusts, hail and tornadoes even as scattered communities from Iowa to Texas cleaned up the damage from the last round of angry weather. “Tornado Alley is certainly waking up with significant, severe weather,” AccuWeather Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said. More…

Tornado touches down in Barry County

LACEY, Mich. (WOOD) — The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down around 6:25 p.m. Sunday in Barry County. Officials say it touched for only three minutes between Dowling and Maple Grove Township. The agency says no one was injured. NWS says the tornado’s top winds were estimated around 75-80 mph. Three barns on…

Dozens of tornadoes have struck the Plains since Friday, with a serious outbreak feared on Monday

Severe storms have plagued parts of the Plains since Friday, including about 50 reported tornadoes, and more severe weather is on the way. A dangerous severe weather outbreak is possible Monday, which would target parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Massive hail, destructive winds, and potentially strong tornadoes could be in the offing. On Saturday,…

Tornadoes have hit 6 states with unusual frequency in 2019, and 1 state has seen 4 times its average

Mississippi has experienced a historic start to the tornado season in 2019. A state with an average of 21 tornadoes through April has seen roughly four times as many, with 83 through the first four months of the year, according to data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The tornado data is preliminary…