Authorities confirm that a tornado touched down Monday afternoon in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Fewer than a dozen homes suffered minor to moderate damage, trees were toppled and roads were blocked. Minor damage was reported across much of the state after a line of severe thunderstorms swept through. The tornado was more »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared statewide emergency after storms rolled across Louisiana Thursday.
There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck the Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012. The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful more »
Fire fighters battling a huge grass fire in Queensland, Australia have witnessed a rarely seen phenomenon: a fire tornado. Photos of the tornado are being passed around fire stations after crews fighting the fire near Thargomindah, about 1100 kilometers west of Brisbane, watched in awe as it formed inside the more »
Ten people have been killed in flash floods in southern Spain and a British woman is missing, while dozens were hurt as a tornado ripped through a fairground. A 52-year-old British woman is among those missing after torrential rain hit the Andalusia and Murcia regions, and hundreds of people more »
An astonished filmmaker is coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature's rarest phenomenons – a tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale. Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie. After finishing the task, he more »
Two people died and more than 100,000 customers are without power in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania after severe weather swept through the region late Thursday.
A superstorm is barreling along the East Coast and expected to hit New York City in the next few hours with warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricane-strength winds. A tornado touched down in the city of Elmira, in north-west New York State at 4.15 pm local time. Emergency more »
Life threatening thunderstorms known as derecho, are expected to sweep across teh East and the Ohio Valley Thursday evening. They bring a potential for widespread damaging winds, hail and tornadoes. A derecho, which is a long-lived line of thunderstorms with prolific damaging winds, will continue to fly eastward and impact more »
A clash between two airmasses Wednesday in Massachusetts generated the violent thunderstorms that pounded Eastern Massachusetts and produced a possible microburst in Arlington. But the storms did not spawn a tornado, a National Weather Service meteorologist said today. Charlie Foley said the service issued a tornado warning at 2:04 more »
Witnesses were able to film a huge tornado moving along the shoreline near the Russian coastal city of Sochi. It closely passed vessels at sea before hitting the city with heavy rain and hail. There are no reports of damages.
At least one tornado touched down west of Moose Jaw on Tuesday evening as part of a powerful storm system that swept across southern and central Saskatchewan. John Paul Cragg, an Environment Canada warning preparedness metrologist, confirmed a large wedge tornado hit an open field near Mortlach around 5:30 p.m., bringing with it hail and strong winds but no damage.
An intense, widespread storm system spawned at least one tornado Friday and battered parts of the Baltimore region with damaging winds and torrential rain, halting flights and flooding roads during rush hour. The storm ripped through Harford County, doing the most severe damage to a triangular area bordered by Belair more »
Environment Canada says a tornado struck a community northwest of Montreal last night. The agency says a low-scale F-1 twister touched down in St. Benoit, in the Mirabel area, causing heavy property damage. Environment Canada meteorologist Rene Heroux says debris is scattered all over the area and seems to more »
A tornado hit the small town of Medford, Oklahoma on Monday, knocking out power to the community of 1,000 residents and damaging a farm just two weeks after a tornado elsewhere in the state killed at least six people, the National Weather Service said. No injuries were immediately reported, but more »