Tornado touches down in Mariposa County

A tornado touched down just outside of Mariposa on Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Officials from the NWS surveyed the area where a video was taken of a funnel cloud on Ben Hur Road near Beach Road, according to Meteorologist Jim Bagnall. Surveyors found branches ripped from trees and grass swirls that indicated…

Supercell: It’s the king of thunderstorms

Tornadoes are one of the most feared weather events on Earth. These quick-forming and normally short-lived cyclones tend to emerge from strongly rotating thunderstorms known as supercells. Driven by a long-lasting tower of rising air, these storms can unleash some of the fastest surface winds on Earth. Rising as much as 16.1 kilometers (10 miles)…

Huge tornado in Cuba kills 4 and injures 195

(CNN)A rare tornado that hit the Cuban capital, Havana, on Sunday night has left four people dead and 195 injured, officials said. Dramatic photos show debris covering cars and flooding in coastal zones of the city. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel visited emergency crews around the city overnight and wrote on Twitter that the damage from…

Tornado in Turkey’s Antalya leaves 2 dead, 1 missing, 10 injured

A tornado that struck Turkey’s tourism capital Antalya on Thursday left two people dead, including a 13-year-old child, one person missing and at least 11 more people injured. The tornado caused damage to many vehicles, agricultural estates and greenhouses in Kumluca and Finike districts. The injured have been transferred to Kumluca State Hospital and their…

Mascotte church cleaning up after apparent tornado

MASCOTTE — Tuscanooga Baptist Church leaders are calling it a miracle. An apparent tornado ripped through Mascotte early Thursday morning, tearing the roof off of the church’s parsonage, where a beloved retired pastor and his wife were living. The couple, James and Mary Lou Madison, survived. Now, though they’re rattled, the Madison’s are safe and…