‘Extremely rare’ early-morning tornado touches down in northeast Colorado

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – The tornado that touched down in a field outside of Keota, Colorado Wednesday morning was an “extremely rare” event, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. The tornado dropped to the ground at 6:37 a.m. about 5 miles northwest of Keota, in northeast Weld County, as an early-morning round of severe…

Manitoba residents frustrated they didn’t receive emergency alerts on cellphones before deadly tornado

Pamela Sul, chief administrative officer for the rural municipality near Lake Manitoba, says she saw a tornado warning on television and was able to flee her home. But she didn’t have cell coverage to receive a text-message alert on her phone or even call her neighbors to warn them about the incoming storm. She says…

North America Just Had Its First EF4 Tornado of 2018, and It Wasn’t in the U.S.

North America’s first EF4 tornado of 2018 has been confirmed, but it wasn’t in the United States. Environment Canada said an EF4 tornado touched down last Friday in Manitoba, Canada. The U.S. averages the most tornadoes in a given year, with 1,253 twisters occurring in the country annually, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental…

Tornado touchdown in Steuben County unlikely

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Steuben Co. EMA) – At 4:52 pm on Tuesday, August 7, the National Weather Service issued a “Tornado Warning” for Steuben County Indiana, prompting an immediate emergency response from Steuben County Emergency Management. Steuben County Emergency Management Director, Randy Brown made contact with Steuben County Communications to confirm they were clear on…

EF1 tornado confirmed in Warsaw Monday

The National Weather Service in North Webster has confirmed an EF1 touched down on the east side of Warsaw during Monday evening’s thunderstorms. There was no warning issued for the particular storm that produced the twister. In fact, there weren’t may warnings in general throughout the evening because the storms were just below severe limits…

Tornado touched down in Warsaw

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) – An EF-1 tornado with wind speeds up to 90 mph touched down in Warsaw Monday night, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday. No one was hurt in the tornado, which touched down at 8:27 p.m. a mile northeast of downtown Warsaw near Pike Lake and drove 4.1 miles east. The weather…