Texas Tornado 1970

Tornado in Lubbock, Texas, in May, 1970

In May, 1970 a tornado hit Lubbock, Texas, causing almost $500 million in damage, injuring 500 people, and killing 26. Ever since this and many other devastating tornadoes, much research has been conducted at places like the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. Thanks to the commitment of these engineers, one day we […]

Missouri Tornado 2009

Small Tornado in Schell City, Missouri on June 10, 2009

This is a small funnel cloud that touches down in Vernon County, Missouri. It moves across a tree belt and keeps touching down in a field, though later on this tornado becomes a stronger, multi-vortex twister.

Missouri Tornado 2007

EF2 Tornado Near Paris, Missouri on October 17, 2007

This tornado initially landed a few miles outside of Paris, Missouri. It threw a mobile home a third of a mile away. This tornado was classified as a high end EF2 tornado, and had a damage path 4 miles long. There were two casualties from this tornado.

tornado minnosota 2010

EF4 Tornado in Minnesota on August 7, 2010

This Tornado landed down in Wilkin County, Minnesota and Richland County, North Dakota, on August 7, 2010. At it’s most violent point this Tornado was rated as a EF4. Watch as this Tornado Tears through buildings and farms then disappear and come back as a new funnel just east of the original Tornado.

Texas Tornado 2010

October 24, 2010 Tornado Hits Rice, Texas

Caught in the middle of the storm in his vehicle, Navarro County Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Meyers pointed his camera phone out the window and captured amazing footage as the twister touched down in the town of Rice. The elementary school and high school in that town were both badly damaged along with several homes. […]

Model Tornadoes

For years people have been attempting to create models of tornadoes. Here is a brief history of those attempts. it all started off with professor C.C Chang of catholic university in the 1960s he use rapidly rotating screens to create interesting tornado behavior he exploded hydrogen balloons to see how easily the funnel could be […]

Texas 1972 Tornado

F3 Tornado Howls into Dallas, Texas on April 2, 1957

This F3 tornado was apart of a large storm that covered the States from Texas to Tennessee. The storm had a total of 50 confirmed tornadoes that touched down. Overall 19 people were killed in this storm… ten of those happened in Dallas. Dallas also had roughly 600 homes demolished by the F3’s powerful gusts […]

Brisbane 1973 Tornado

Tornado in Brisbane, Australia on November 4, 1973

This tornado had 0 fatalities but was still Australia’s most destructive tornado. This tornado had wind speeds of up to 300 mph. It completely demolished 1400 homes, and took the roofs off 500 more. This tornado ran around 50 miles before it dissipated.

First American Filmed Tornado

First Filmed American Tornado

This is the first tornado in America to have been filmed, and probably the second of all time. This all happened in Corn, Oklahoma on June 8, 1951. There were two tornadoes around Corn that day, one of which was anti-cyclonic. These tornadoes destroyed the South side of Corn, and one man was killed by […]

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