Category Archives: Tornados

Lake Tahoe Waterspout

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

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Supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska with tornado

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Distant tornado from an amazing supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska, west of Merriman, on 17 June 2014

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Snapshot of Joplin thunderstorm that spawned deadly tornado

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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