A Decade Later, Deadly Western Mass. Tornado Remembered As Rare Event That Pulled People Together

Ten years ago this Tuesday, multiple tornadoes tore through western Massachusetts, killing three people, injuring 200, and causing more than $200 million in damages. The most violent of the tornadoes touched down at 4:17 p.m. in Westfield, churning into West Springfield, then Springfield, leaving streets blanketed with rubble and broken glass, road signs twisted, entire…

National Weather Service confirms 2 tornadoes hit the Bolivar, Mo. area Thursday

BOLIVAR, Mo. (KY3) – The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes hit the Bolivar, Mo. area Thursday. The two EF1 twisters hit around the noon hour. The first brief tornado hit along Killingsworth Avenue in the southern portion of the Polk County city. The second EF1 tornado hit between Bolivar and Halfway. Multiple witnesses reported…

Touch Down: La Crosse tornado remembered 10 years later

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Ten years ago, 11 tornadoes tore through Wisconsin, and six touched down in the La Crosse area. One came right through La Crosse, ripping roofs off buildings and uprooting countless trees. La Crosse is not a normal landing spot for Mother Nature’s remarkable power. “Kinda knew we were gonna be…

NWS: Confirmed tornado damage in Rice County

RICE COUNTY, Minn. — The National Weather Service is reporting tree damage due to a tornado touching down near Dundas, Minnesota, in Rice County. Severe weather swept through parts of southern Minnesota, with several counties being placed under a tornado warning. NWS also confirmed another touchdown near Elko New Market in Scott County and another…