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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings

    Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.
  • Ask Tom: Why don't we have tornadoes in the fall?

    Dear Tom, I understand that tornadoes form when warm and cool air masses clash. Why don't we have tornadoes in the fall when we have the same clashing air masses? — Larry Maher, Bensenville Dear Larry, Tornadoes do occur in the fall and can...

    2012 Indiana tornado focus of Weather Channel documentary

    A tornado that devastated a southern Indiana community in 2012 will be the focus of a documentary airing on The Weather Channel. The "Real Time Henryville" episode of the channel's "Tornado Alley" series will be broadcast Monday at 9 p.m. and again at 10...

    Ask Tom: Does Lake Michigan offer any protection from tornadoes?

    Dear Tom, It seems that tornadoes are rare right by Lake Michigan. Is this true, or does it just seem that way? Does Lake Michigan offer any protection from tornadoes? — Warren Forbes, Wheeling Dear Warren, Lake Michigan does protect the...

    1 year later: Rebuilding from devastating Mississippi storms

    One year ago, an outbreak of 23 tornados devastated parts of Mississippi, killing 14 people and destroying hundreds of buildings. In Tupelo, a storm hit hard in neighborhoods and a commercial district. But the most powerful twister was in less-populous...