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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • Ask Tom: How are microbursts different from tornadoes?

    Dear Tom, Earlier this summer, Park Forest had microbursts causing a lot of tree damage. How are microbursts different from tornadoes? — Norma Friedemann, Evanston   Dear Norma, Microbursts are surges of rain-cooled air that plunge...
  • Ask Tom: Could a tornado be invisible?

    Dear Tom, Could a tornado be invisible? Clean air is not visible. — Jason White   Dear Jason, It's possible. Airborne dirt and debris carried aloft by a tornado's winds make the funnel visible. Videos of tornadoes in action show that such...
  • Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us

    Storms from 1,000 miles away can damage us
    It was a mushy tropical wave near Central Florida — yet it unleashed a torrent of rain that flooded streets from Miami to Jupiter on Tuesday. Whether a weak wave or a powerful hurricane, tropical systems can pound coastal areas even if they're 1,...
  • Rare tornado touches down near Boston

    Rare tornado touches down near Boston
    Police and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Mass., outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car. The National Weather Service confirmed that...
  • En Florida: Continúa la batalla por la igualdad nupcial

    En Florida: Continúa la batalla por la igualdad nupcial
    Cuando el juez de circuito de Key West, Luis García, anuló la semana pasada la prohibición aprobada por voto popular para uniones de personas del mismo sexo, comenzó un tortuoso camino legal hacia la igualdad nupcial para homosexuales y lesbianas. Y eso...
  • Las acciones de Fiat caen a su menor nivel

    Las acciones de Fiat caen a su menor nivel
    MILÁN - Las acciones de Fiat perdían más de 8,5 por ciento el miércoles y caían a su menor nivel de este año, algo que a juicio de los operadores se debe a la inquietud que generan los próximos pasos de los inversores que rechazaron la fusión con...
  • Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires

    Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires
    A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area. Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday...
  • Md. under a severe thunderstorm watch

    Md. under a severe thunderstorm watch
    Tuesday could see a repeat of damaging afternoon and evening storms that factored into at least one death on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for a large part of the state until 9 p.m. ...
  • Weather: Storm damage, tornado report in Volusia County

    Weather: Storm damage, tornado report in Volusia County
    Heavy damage, including a possible tornado, was reported in Volusia County during today's thunderstorms, A significant weather advisory is in effect for excessive lightning in Brevard County, east Osceola County, east Seminole County, east Volusia County...
  • Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

    Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth
    Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
  • Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say

    Tornado warning came too late for sirens, Plainfield officials say
    Plainfield's siren system was not activated before a tornado struck the suburb the night of June 30 because emergency officials did not receive adequate warning, a police commander told village trustees Monday night. Plainfield Police Commander Ken...