Tag Archives: Tornado

Deep Zoom imagery of Joplin after the tornado

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a detailed aerial survey of damage following the tornado which struck Joplin, Missouri on May 22, killing at least 125 people. This imagery, showing the full extent of the tornado’s groundtrack, … Continue reading

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Joplin tornado, before and after

New high-res aerial images from GeoEye capture Joplin, Missouri on May 2, 2011 at 8:30 am, two days after the deadliest U.S. tornado in 64 years tore through the city. Hover over the photos below to compare this new imagery … Continue reading

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Midwest storm system captured by satellite

This GOES East satellite photo, taken on May 22, 2011 shows storm clouds above the US Midwest. The image captures the weather system just moments before it spawned a deadly tornado that ripped a 4 mile long path through the … Continue reading

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Places most at risk from a natural disaster

Continuing the hot mapping trend of the moment – natural hazard risk vs location – the New York Times publishes a series of maps under the title Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster. The analysis, from Sperling’s Best … Continue reading

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Alabama tornado tracks

The National Weather Service has published a preliminary map of super-cell tracks from the historic tornado outbreak April 27, 2011. Click the image to see a hi-res version. Red indicates confirmed tornadoes rated higher than three on the Enhanced Fujita … Continue reading

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Before and after satellite shots of the Tuscaloosa tornado

New satellite images from GeoEye capture Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 a.m, the day after a devastating tornado hit the city. Hover over the images below to compare this new imagery with photos of the same places … Continue reading

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US storm and tornado map

Severe Storms and tornadoes have killed almost three hundred people across the Southern United States. Alabama has been worst hit, including a massive tornado in the city of Tuscaloosa, AL, described by one meteorologist as the ‘worst in Alabama’s history’. … Continue reading

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Mapping the North Carolina tornado outbreak

The United States National Weather Service has released a preliminary report mapping out the tracks of the deadly tornadoes which battered North Carolina on April 16, 2011. The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes. Higher numbers … Continue reading

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