Raining Grasshoppers! (Or Fish or Meat or Blood): Strange Rains that sound downright Biblical

I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. Exodus 10:4-5 July, 2019: Is Las Vegas being overrun by a plague of locusts? Is the city of sin being smitten by an angry, vengeful god? ...Well no, mostly because they're actually grasshoppers, …

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Is “Sharknado” the best weather movie ever? and Tornadoes in Hurricanes

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. Hello everyone, Sounds like Oscar gold doesn't it? Well, like it or not, the world is abuzz over Syfy's newest hit Sharknado. Yes, …

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UPDATE: El Reno, Union City tornado widest tornado on record

An update on the deadly twister from this past Friday. Just one incredibly large and powerful tornado.

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The National Weather Service has just upgraded the May 31 El Reno, Union City tornado to an EF-5 with a width of 2.6 miles wide, making it the widest tornado ever documented.

EF-5 is the highest possible rating for tornadoes on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

El Reno tornado track May 31 Emily

The upgrade was based on information from OU RaxPol Doppler data or mobile radar data, that measured low level winds of 296 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service said some of the subvortices had a forward movement of up to 180 miles per hour.

This tornado is double the width of the May 20 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

The F-4 Wilber-Hallam, Nebraska, tornado May 22, 2004 was the previous record holder for the widest tornado on record at 2.5 miles wide.

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The Meteorology Community Loses Three of its Own

Hello again, The meteorology community is in mourning today in the wake of the deaths of three professional storm chasers. In yet another deadly night of storms, Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Carl Young were among the at least nine killed Friday night in Oklahoma. Their vehicle was thrown so hard it was …

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