Radar data from storm-tracking scientists reveal that twisters’ winds churn 30% faster near Earth’s surface than above 100 meters, where measurements usually are taken.
A Hotter Earth Means Stronger Tornadoes
Although their frequency may decrease, models suggest anthropogenic climate change will increase the intensity of tornado outbreaks.
Radar Observations of a Tornado Associated with Typhoon Hagibis
Analysis of tornadogenesis processes on a shallow supercell associated with Typhoon Hagibis using finely resolved rapid-scan radar observations at a very close range.
Tornado Warnings Don’t Adequately Prepare Mobile Home Residents
A survey of the southeastern United States shows that nearly half of mobile home residents don’t know where to shelter during a tornado, and many aren’t getting the resources they need to survive one.
Before Canadian Scientists Can Study Tornadoes, They Have to Find Them
A yearlong project aims to find more than 150 “missing” tornadoes thought to hit Canada each year.
Westward Expansion, Technology, and Tornado Fatalities
By mining records from 1808 to 2017, researchers can now show just how many lives have likely been saved by technology like radar.
Storm Model Foresaw Tornado Precursor Hours Before Twister Hit
The experimental Warn-on-Forecast project calculates probabilities of severe weather within at-risk areas smaller than those targeted by current forecasting models.
Tornado Casualties Depend More on Storm Energy Than Population
National Weather Service data from nearly 900 tornadoes and a principle of economics reveal the relationship between storm energy, population, and casualty count.
NOAA Video Shows Satellite Views of Louisiana Tornadoes
Real-time updates of storms will help forecasters track and predict where the most damage could occur.
Rise in Tornado Numbers per Outbreak May Not Be Tied to Warming
Scientists studying why previous research revealed a steadily increasing number of tornadoes in the United States per outbreak find an unexpected result.