May is here, and guess what that means. Tornado season.

Hi folks. Happy May Day and happy tornado season, because that is exactly what it is. I have been spending tonight tuned in to tornado coverage online from Kansas, in between tuning in the baseball and basketball games. It looks like there could be more of the same tomorrow down there. Better them than us,…

Happening now: tornado warnings in Oklahoma. In October.

I cannot believe this, I am watching a live feed from Oklahoma City TV right now of coverage of a tornado on the ground in Oklahoma. In October. Not May, not June — October.  What a bad year this has been for weather on this side of the world, folks!! 7:30 PMTORNADO WARNINGnow includes Chickasha….

Tulsa, Oklahoma still cleaning up after the weekend’s tornado

I am currently tuning in the coverage online from Tulsa of the aftermath of a tornado that struck overnight on the weekend in the city. It sounds like a lot of businesses, including food joints like TGI Fridays and Whataburger, got hit hard. It sounds like multiple tornadoes hit, including an F-2. Worse yet, it…

Bad tornado day in New Orleans

I don’t know what it is that is behind all these tornadoes breaking out this early in the year.  Normally, it is the spring when tornado season begins, as I have said before, but it has obviously started way too early and it is the Deep South that has been in the crosshairs lately. Today,…

Tornado storms bearing down on Shreveport and Little Rock areas

I have been tuning in the live streams online from Shreveport and also from Little Rock and both places are reporting tornadoes in the vicinity. You can find live updates over at the Weather Channel. Scary business. That is it for me for the moment.

Tornadoes make a mess in Oklahoma. Again.

I spent this evening watching TV news coverage online from Oklahoma City, the vicinity of which got hit today by tornadoes.  Apparently there were a few of them. Norman, Oklahoma got hit, and then in the evening metro Oklahoma City got hit by another tornado as well. On the news they were showing live footage…

Tornado threat in US; concern about Kansas, Oklahoma at the moment

I am currently following the live severe weather coverage from the USA. There are a ton of storm chasers on the ground right now in Oklahoma and Kansas looking for tornadoes, and there’s concern about Missouri being a possible target as well with Weather Channel listing the TorCon around Joplin, Missouri at 6.  But so far today,…

Stories of disaster all over the world dominate the Bad News Roundup

This will be a relatively brief Bad News Roundup tonight as I continue to watch live coverage on the Web this evening of the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma today. I find it very odd that we are still in March and already talking about tornadoes hitting the USA; usually they hold off for another month. It was…

Wild day of tornadoes in Saskatchewan yesterday

If you were wondering what I was up to Saturday, I was being chased by a big storm all the way on the highway to Saskatoon. As it turned out this storm produced some scary tornadoes south of the city.  That was interesting. Hopefully, the weather here will improve and people here can maybe actually enjoy…

Nebraska’s scary day of the twin tornadoes

Wow, this has been a frightening year for storms in Nebraska. Today, the state took yet another hit with two powerful tornadoes hitting the small town of Pilger, Nebraska. It was really scary because two twin tornadoes were on the ground and spinning at the same time, within sight of each other. I happened to…

Now a recap of yesterday’s big tornado day in Watford City

I hope you Americans spent a happy Memorial Day Monday dodging all the tornadoes going on. I noticed the storm chasers were mainly running around Texas on the live streams yesterday. But maybe they should have been in North Dakota instead, where a big spectacular tornado touched down near Watford City in the heart of…

Another evening of tornadoes anticipated in the Deep South

I am tuning in to the Weather Channel live stream covering the latest tornadoes in the South. Right now a tornado is on the ground in North Carolina! Last Friday, of course, a major tornado hit North Carolina and kicked off these several days of mayhem, with Arkansas particularly badly hit on Sunday and communities…

All tornado mayhem has broken loose today in Mississippi and Alabama

I thought the massive tornado damage in Arkansas yesterday would be hard to top, but today has topped it. Multiple tornadoes today in Mississippi with Tupelo among the communities taking a direct hit. Also, a tornado emergency in in effect in Alabama. Live updates from the Weather Channel here. UPDATE: It’s late in the evening,…

SASK. STORM RECAP

Here’s a report on what transpired with today’s storms in Saskatchewan. Fortunately, it looks like the twisters touched down mainly in unpopulated rural areas.

TORNADO WATCHES FOR SASKATCHEWAN

A scary weather day is unfolding in Saskatchewan. Much of the southern portion of the province including Saskatoon and Regina are under Tornado Watches. There were already Severe Thunderstorm warnings out for a few places but those are now lifted, for the time being anyway. Here’s what the Weather Network had to say about the…

FRIDAY’S DEADLY OKLAHOMA TORNADO WAS EF-5

Some more news about last week’s horrible El Reno tornado. The death toll is now up to 18 people. As well, the National Weather Service now rates it as EF-5 and not EF-3 as before. Well, that’s more like it! That rating is more in line with the freaked-out reactions from storm chasers when they saw this tornado…

OVERALL SCARY NIGHT NOT ONLY IN OKC BUT IN ST. LOUIS, TOO

I am currently watching the Weather Channel’s coverage of the tornadoes right now and they were talking about how Mike Bettes’ vehicle ended up totalled by the tornado. Storm chaser Emily Sutton’s vehicle for News 4 in Oklahoma City apparently was in the vicinity and the windows got blown out of their car. Also, Greg Johnson is saying on his feeds…

VIOLENT TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR EL RENO WEST OF OKC

Really bad news — populated areas in the path of this storm. Also baseball-sized hail. This is getting bigger by the moment. OKLAHOMA CITY COULD BE IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO WITHIN AN HOUR. Weather update from The Weather Channel.

PDS TORNADO WATCH ISSUED IN METRO OKLAHOMA CITY. OH NO, NOT AGAIN!

Read on stormchaser Greg Johnson’s site that the weather people were about to be issuing a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” alert — a “PDS” — and he’s saying on Facebook populated areas like the Oklahoma City metro area are in the risk zone. Good grief, that area can’t catch a break!! The live coverage is already on from News 4. Among…

CAN YOU BELIEVE TORNADO ALLEY IS GETTING HIT AGAIN?

This time it was eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas that got hit by tornadoes today. I was watching Tulsa TV news who reported a place called Broken Arrow got hit. The last two days, there were storms in Kansas and tornadoes touching down over there. Tomorrow is supposed to be another bad day, too. Aren’t you fed up…

SOME MORE THOUGHTS ON THE MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO

People are still having a hard time getting their heads around this massive Moore, Oklahoma tornado that killed 24 people Monday. In retrospect, it is amazing the death toll isn’t higher than it is considering the scale of the carnage there, with entire neighbourhoods completely flattened. It’s confirmed now that the tornado was an EF-5, the…

IT’S SUNDAY, AND TORNADO ALLEY IS IN THE BULLSEYE TODAY AGAIN

Yesterday was an interesting one in western Kansas as some tornadoes were spotted landing on the ground. Apparently, that is the warmup act to today’s expected big event. The predictions are for a high possibility of tornadoes over a wide area that includes central Oklahoma and eastern Kansas. The forecasters also are openly speculating whether Iowa’s…

I HEREBY DECLARE WINTER TO BE OVER, FINALLY

At least, where I am, where we have finally had temperatures over 20 degrees Celsius (though this is actually not considered to be such good news, according to the “News“.)  Winter also appears to be finally over south of the border, to be replaced by — TORNADO SEASON. Again, not such good news, according to the…