The Airport Road Tornado: 30 Years Later

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On November 15, 1989, an F-4 tornado carved an 18.5 mile path through south Huntsville and parts of eastern Madison County. Three decades later, it remains the deadliest tornado in Huntsville’s history. The events of that day resulted in 21 deaths and 463 injuries. The tornado also destroyed 259 homes, 80 businesses…

Tornadoes in South Africa are likely to grow more common – as thunderstorms grow more severe

The number of tornadoes in South Africa is likely to increase as thunderstorms grow more severe, experts say. This after a tornado ripped through New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, on Tuesday afternoon, killing two people, injuring twenty, and damaging homes and public infrastructure. As temperatures rise with global warming, so do levels of evaporation and the number…

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Timberville on Halloween night

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — The National Weather Service has confirmed the first tornado in our area in eight years. It came as part of a line of strong storms that tore through our area on Halloween evening, postponing a lot of trick-or-treating and other Halloween events. WHSV’s Chief Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz collected photos of…

Monster tornado in North Dallas was a mystery no meteorologist could resist

Hours after 10 tornadoes tore through North Texas late Sunday, meteorologists gathered at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth early Monday to start working on a puzzle. Some of the pieces were photos of damage sent in by residents, storm spotters and law enforcement officials. Others were videos showing a tornado when lightning struck…

Tornado witnessed near Stuart Beach had wind speeds of only around 50 mph, meteorologist says

MARTIN COUNTY — The waterspout witnessed Tuesday afternoon just offshore of Stuart Beach moved onshore as a tornado and was on the ground for only two to three minutes before dissipating into a funnel cloud. The storm was first spotted as a waterspout around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, National Weather Service Melbourne Meteorologist Tony Cristaldi said.…