Tornadoes

NASA Sheds Light on This Week's Deadly Tornado Outbreak

A space-based animation shows how fierce storms are sowing destruction over the South.

It's Officially Tornado Season: These Animations Show the Parts of the U.S. Most Likely to Get Hit

Six decades of twister tracks shows that some places get hit again and again.

America's Most Violent Tornadoes Since 1950, Seen on One Blustery Map

Twister activity gets intriguing treatment in this explorable visualization.

An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

How to design disaster-proof places where people would actually want to live.

Good News, You're Not Paranoid! 2012 Really Was a Historically Bad Year for Weather Disasters

All in all, the U.S. suffered 11 meteorological calamities costing $1 billion or more.

New Satellite-Eye Views of the Deadly Oklahoma Tornado

Even from space, the storm that dropped the Moore tornado looks chilling.

How Climate Change May Reshape Tornado Season

Of all the weather phenomena, from droughts to hurricanes, it's hardest to figure out how a warmer planet will impact Tornado Alley. Here's why.

Moore, Oklahoma, Has an Uncanny History of Violent Tornadoes

Three major twisters have hit the city since 1999. Here's a look at how improbable that is.

Satellite Saw Deadly Tornado Minutes Before It Hit Texas Town

This image was taken right before a huge tornado hit the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, killing at least six people.

Doctors Now Advise Wearing Helmets During Tornado Warnings

According to new research on injuries sustained during twisters, brain damage and busted spines are common; impalements by flying wood less so.

Is Another Derecho Coming to the East Coast Thursday?

Weather forecasts like these can change substantially over the course of mere hours.

The Post-Storm Chaser

Using a car-top video camera, USC researcher Andrew Curtis tracks disaster recovery over time.