Category Archives: Tornados

Double Vortex Tornado in Riverside California

Note the vertical vortex coming from the base of the thunderstorm along with the second larger vortex in what is called the “rope” phase.

A tornado touched down in Riverside on Thursday May 22nd, 2008. The National Weather Service said at 4:38 p.m. Thursday that Doppler radar was tracking a tornado moving south near Moreno Valley in Riverside County. It was all part a an intense late spring weather system which lashed Southern California on Thursday with fierce thunderstorms that unleashed mudslides in wildfire-scarred canyons, spawned this tornado and dusted mountains and even low-lying communities with snow and hail. (photo from The Associated Press)


1958 Tornado

1958 Tornado

A tornado rips the a section of Wichita Falls Texas, April 1958…this was taken by a friend of mine who lived in Wichita Falls,Texas…we were pen pals and I had just finished high school. She sent it to me in June 1958. Location: Wichita Falls,Texas
Date: April 1958
Photographer: Peggi Hemrick