Recent reports from scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDD), indicated that the United States of America experienced an extreme climate month in April 2011, of historic flooding, record-breaking tornado outbreak and devastating wildfire activities. States like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia had the wettest April in nearly 200 years, while places like Texas had the driest April on record. USAToday.
The last tornado outbreak came yesterday…
Joplin, Missouri Tornado, May 22, 2011
This deadly storm went from funnel clouds in Galena, KS to a large tornado just west of Joplin.
This video from the KSNF tower camera shows the birth of this deadly tornado. I am only posting this video because the station lost power and more than likely does not have this footage.
You can see the storm start to vacuum up the power lines as it moved from west to east. It appears the worst damage in Joplin is from the 10th to 32nd streets across the entire city. Home Depot, St. Johns Regional Hospital, Academy, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, a few of the businesses that are totally destroyed.
and also Topeka, KS were hit by a Tornado on May 21, 2011
The Tornado in Joplin Missouri completely destroying the city and the hospital. The death toll is currently at 24 people.
Based on studies, these conditions are expected to get worse in the coming months and years, with more severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Read full article: USAToday.