Category Archives: Tornados
This photo is of a Waterspout Tornado on Lake Tahoe. This is an extremely rare location for a Tornado. The dark swirling clouds produced a small band of intense rain followed by the formation of the Waterspout. The water can be seen moving vertically attempting to reach up to the “finger” reaching down from the clouds above. Cool stuff! September 13, 2017
Photo Credit: Shane Suffriti
Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014
Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker.
You have to see this to believe it!
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This satellite image with overlay shows the moment that the storm reached maximum intensity.
The city of Joplin, MO is reeling after a powerful tornado spun through a densely populated part of town on Sunday May 22nd. This image, from GOES East satellite at 2345UTC, shows the storm system moments before spawning the tornado, estimated to have struck shortly before 6:00 pm CST. Many houses, school buildings and the St. John Medical Center sustained major damage.
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Occluded mesocyclone tornado. Occluded means old circulation on a storm; this tornado was forming while the new circulation was beginning to form the tornadoes which preceeded the F5 Oklahoma City tornado.
Location: 7 miles south of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Photo Date: May 3, 1999
Credit: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)