EF1 tornado touched down in Winona cemetery

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – An EF1 tornado touched down in a cemetery near Winona this morning. According to the National Weather Service of La Crosse, the brief tornado damaged trees, a building and headstones within Woodlawn Cemetery Wednesday morning. Peak winds may have reached 95 mph. Woodlawn Cemetery told News 8 the estimated damage is…

Storms bring damaging winds, possible tornadoes to Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, high winds and possible tornadoes to parts of Michigan, damaging buildings and leaving tens of thousands without power. No injuries were reported in the storms Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service says a possible tornado was reported in the western Michigan city of Grand Rapids…

EF-0 tornado confirmed in Multnomah County, some didn’t get warning

National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed the funnel cloud reported near Rock Creek Sunday evening did touch down and did enough damage to be officially called a tornado. NWS meteorologists Tyree Wilde and Treena Jensen spent part of Monday surveying the damage left behind at Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm, after heavy thundershowers scoured the…

Some Warning Sirens Failed as Tornado and Straight-Line Winds Ripped Through Sioux Falls, South Dakota

As a tornado and straight-line winds blew off roofs and destroyed buildings Tuesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, some of the city’s warning sirens appear to have malfunctioned. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said there was a “breach of protocol” with the city’s outdoor warning system, the Associated Press reported. The city is investigating.…

Possible tornadoes touch down near Portland

HILLSBORO, Ore. — National Weather Service survey teams in Portland will try to determine if the region was struck by possibly two tornadoes Sunday evening as thunderstorms moved through the area. A first Tornado Warning went out just before 7 p.m. near the Burlington, Oregon area. Another warning went out at 8:15 in Washington’s Clark…

Tornado fueled by Hurricane Dorian leaves N.C. island town wondering if it can recover

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Joann Davy, 83, clutched her kitchen countertop when she felt the tornado begin to lift her home, the water-borne twister flinging and shredding trailers in the mobile home park she had managed for 20 years. Her thoughts flashed to escape routes as her beachside trailer rose into the air, but Davy’s…

Warning sirens to be tested after possible failure during tornado alerts

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Emergency Management will be testing outdoor warning sirens from 9-10 am Wednesday, Aug. 28. That is after they received multiple reports that the sirens “did not sound as instructed” during severe thunderstorm and tornado alerts last Friday. “We immediately reviewed system reports and they show that signals were sent to…