Thursday, April 24 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:36:50 GMT
It has been slow start to the severe weather season across the United States and that translates into lower weather-related deaths. So far in 2014, there have been zero deaths as a direct result from aMore >>
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Monday, April 14 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:03:00 GMT
A Lovelady woman who is battling cancer lost everything when a possible tornado tore through her subdivision Sunday night. However, it could have been much worse; the woman's son came to get her, so sheMore >>
A Lovelady woman who is battling cancer lost everything when a possible tornado tore through her subdivision Sunday night.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 05:19:06 GMT
A possible tornado has destroyed three mobile homes and injured a woman in a possible tornado in Lovelady Sunday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy GP Shearer said eight structuresMore >>
A possible tornado has destroyed three mobile homes and injured a woman in a possible tornado in Lovelady Sunday afternoon.More >>
Severe storms are also possible from south central Texas in the mid-Mississippi Valley.
Across parts of southeast Oklahoma into central and northeast Texas, the NWS said thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of a cold front by the midday.
"The NWS storm prediction center in Norman, OK, is forecasting the development of a few strong tornadoes ... and scattered to widespread damaging winds/large hail over parts of the southern plains and Arklatex this afternoon and tonight," according to a news release.
During the evening hours, Louisiana and Arkansas can expect the same storm system that could be capable of producing large-damaging hail, strong winds and tornadoes.
A squall line is expected in these storms as they approach Louisiana and Arkansas, increasing the threat of strong damaging winds in the evening hours.
Within seconds, a tornado can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood. It's important to be well prepared before one hits.
Learn about any tornado warning system in your county or locality. Many tornado-prone areas have a siren system. Know how to distinguish between the siren's warnings for a tornado watch and a tornado warning.
A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions favor the formation of tornadoes, for example, during a severe thunderstorm.
During a tornado watch, stay tuned to local radio and TV stations or a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for further information.
Watch the weather and be prepared to take shelter immediately if conditions worsen.
A tornado warning is issued when a tornado funnel is sighted or indicated by weather radar.
If a warning is issued, take shelter immediately.
Because tornadoes often accompany thunderstorms, pay close attention to changing weather conditions when there is a severe thunderstorm watch or warning.
A severe thunderstorm watch means severe thunderstorms are possible in your area. A severe thunderstorm warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring in your area.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isMore >>
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.More >>