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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Tornado confirmed in southern Maryland

    Tornado confirmed in southern Maryland
    A tornado was confirmed Friday in St. Mary's and Calvert counties in southern Maryland, the National Weather Service said. An EF-0 tornado, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 mph, moved from Compton in St. Mary's County to Cove Point in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Off the charts' November storms led to record-breaking tornadoes

    The November tornadoes that raked the Midwest were unusual, possibly even record-breaking, but they had been forecast three days in advance. For some residents, though, the warning wouldn't be enough. On Monday, emergency officials and damage experts...
  • Tornadoes tear across Midwest, killing at least 5 in Illinois

    Tornadoes tear across Midwest, killing at least 5 in Illinois
    At least five people were killed Sunday in a tornado outbreak that left dozens more injured across the Midwest, and officials feared the toll could rise as emergency responders sifted through the wreckage. Illinois has suffered the brunt of the storms'...
  • 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...