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10 Tornado Facts That Will Blow Your Mind [Video]

For the second straight day, the tristate is under a severe weather threat and tornadoes are a strong possibility in portions of the WBKR listening area.  Over the weekend, CNN, knowing that the Midwest was facing multiple days of a serious tornado outbreak, published a really cool video about twisters.  Here are 10 Tornado Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Footage of Christmas Day Water Spout on Lake Ponchartrain [Video]

Ya'll know I am huge fan of severe weather.  And I am particularly fascinated by it when it shows up in unexpected and extreme places.  34 separate tornadoes wreaked havoc in the Gulf on Christmas Day and lots of footage of those storms is surfacing online.  But, for me, some of the coolest footage from the holiday's weather breakout came from some folks who were crossing the never-ending Lake Ponchartrain Causeway.  That bridge seems daunting and eternal when you drive it in normal circumstances.  Just imagine trying to tackle it with THIS in the water!

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Oklahoma Wall Cloud Spawns Two Tornadoes [Video]

Forecasters knew, days in advance, that Saturday, April 14th was shaping up to be a treacherous day for tornado outbreaks in the Plains.  Many areas in Oklahoma and Kansas were placed under a HIGH risk for severe weather and residents were warned of a potentially life-threatening weather situation.  And, as predicted, Mother Nature delivered.  Twisters were everywhere!  But, outside Cherokee, Oklahoma, Ma Nature pulled a rare one-two punch.  Not only did she drop one tornado out of a wall cloud.  She dropped two!  Watch!

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Above Normal Tornadoes Expected In 2012

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, tornadoes are expected to be above normal for 2012 going to pray and hope that isn't the case. In 2011 there was a report of 1,709 tornadoes in the U.S. close to the record of 1,817 set in 2004.  2011 is ranked as the 4th most deadly tornado season ever recorded in the United States.

The National Weather Service says there's a possibility of Severe Weather late tomorrow afternoon and evening especially if conditions become more unstable tomorrow with temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 60's.

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Slight Risk For Severe Weather This Afternoon And Evening

The last few days have been very windy and a little warmer each day, today we are expecting those windy conditions to continue with High's in the 70's. This afternoon and evening we have a slight risk for severe weather

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The Worst Storms I Remember – Dave Spencer’s Top Five

I don’t remember very many really bad storms as a child. We’d have tornado warnings and the sirens would sound. That would frighten the life out of me, but then we’d head over to my grandmother’s house and go down into her basement and then nothing would materialize. And when I was kid, I LOVED snowstorms. But I’m all grown up now. And I have grown-up attitudes about some of these nasty storms. In a nutshell, I’m not a fan. Here now are the worst storms I can remember:

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Courtesy of flickr user Donald Lee Pardue
Courtesy of flickr user Donald Lee Pardue
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How Many Tornadoes Must We All Suffer? [VIDEO]

I mean, seriously, this unbelievable tornado season that has ravaged the midwest and the deep south seems to have no end. Last night, local television was interrupted with the news that more tornado warnings had been issued up in southeast Illinois. And they were moving toward the northeast, so nobody in the immediate area was in danger. And, to date, I haven't heard news of any significant damage. But head west a few states, and there's a different story.

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