tornadoes

Scientist Uses a Supercomputer to Re-Create an EF-5 Tornado [VIDEO]
It's been one wild weather season here in the Tri-State with every imaginable scenario possible, except for the strongest type of tornado, an EF-5. Leigh Orf, a scientist with Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison re-created an EF-5…
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 …
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. …
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…
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. WBKR and News25 will be on the air live with weather coverage if…
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 snow…
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 nobo…