STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Tornadoes and Climate Change
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VAN, Texas/LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The governors of Texas and Arkansas declared disasters on Monday in parts of their states hit by tornadoes and floods in a storm series that slammed central states, leaving at least five people dead, injuring more than 50 and reducing buildings to splinters.
Lisa Maria Garza and Steve Barnes
May 12, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - A series of tornadoes touched down southwest of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, injuring several residents of a trailer park, causing severe flooding and a temporary escape of bears from a wildlife park, officials said.
Communication in the 1600s and 1700s was so poor that only a very few people had any chance to see or even hear about one. When a tornado did happen, it was always “without warning” and must have seemed more like a mythical beast than a severe thunderstorm.
After last week’s first tornado outbreak of the season produced yet another tornado in the city of Moore, Okla., there has been much speculation as to why Moore seems to have become be a tornado target in recent years.
Some have speculated it could be a subtle feature of geography; a combination of the slope of the land and proximity to urban areas causing natural enhancements to thunderstorm inflow.
March is typically one of the peak months for tornadoes in the United States.
Though rare so early in our region, it is common for there to be big outbreaks in March across the Southern Plains or the Southeast.
The third time was definitely not the charm for Terry and Janet Carlson of Parkers Prairie. The tornado that ripped through parts of Douglas and Otter Tail counties last Thursday, leaving behind a massive path of destruction, wasn’t the couple’s first tornado.
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