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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Tornado watch canceled

    Tornado watch canceled
    The National Weather Service canceled the tornado watch that was issued earlier for the city, Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties and parts of southern Maryland until 5 p.m. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of...
  • Washington not giving up on goal after tornado

    Washington not giving up on goal after tornado
    NORMAL, Ill. — In a hallway beyond the entrance of Gate 4 at Hancock Stadium, Nick Sievers clutched two sweatshirts — one red, one green. The garments were among many donations the Washington community has received this week after an EF-4...
  • Beloved Oklahoma forecaster, a Tornado Alley icon, calls it quits

    Beloved Oklahoma forecaster, a Tornado Alley icon, calls it quits
    Television meteorologist Gary England has long described himself -- with a thick, western Oklahoma drawl -- as an Okie living his dream. This week England gave his final on-air forecast from his post at KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City, to the...
  • Tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. reborn for first day of school

    Tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. reborn for first day of school
    It’s been three months since Plaza Towers Elementary School became the symbolic heart of the mammoth tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., leaving 24 people dead. The twister leveled the Plaza Towers campus, killing seven third-graders as...
  • Ravens fans in Chicago weather the storm during lengthy delay

    Ravens fans in Chicago weather the storm during lengthy delay
    Baltimore Ravens fans who traveled to Chicago for Sunday's game against the Bears spent more than an hour in the sheltered concourse at Soldier Field, but that doesn't mean they stayed dry. "It was blowing sideways," said Neal Moorhouse, a known...
  • Today's chuckle

     
    From Capitol Fax: Robert Ritchie, the executive director of America Needs Fatima [" a campaign of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property"]... is asking whether his readers believe that the “massive Illinois tornadoes...
  • National Weather Service: 24 tornadoes during stormy Sunday

    National Weather Service: 24 tornadoes during stormy Sunday
    A total of 24 tornadoes cut across Illinois during a violent 4-hour stretch of unseasonably warm weather last weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The tornadoes destroyed parts of many Central and Southern Illinois towns on Nov. 17...
  • Illinois congressional delegation seeks disaster declaration after tornadoes

    Illinois congressional delegation seeks disaster declaration after tornadoes
    WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17. The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
  • Obama OKs disaster funding for 15 tornado-hit Illinois counties

    Obama OKs disaster funding for 15 tornado-hit Illinois counties
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday approved disaster funding for 15 Illinois counties damaged during a deadly string of tornadoes downstate, a day after a group of Illinois lawmakers asked the president for emergency funding. The president's disaster...
  • Deadly tornadoes biggest local weather story of fall 2013

    Deadly tornadoes biggest local weather story of fall 2013
    The deadly November tornadoes were the most significant weather event of a fall marked by generally normal temperatures and below-average rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. The 10 tornadoes in the Chicago-area Nov. 17 were the most for...
  • Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad

    Irresponsible social media is just plain #bad
    Social media was such an important part of the Illinois tornado outbreak. From reuniting lost pets with family members to photos of rescues under the rubble, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram allowed us to not only watch it unfold but also...