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Birds heard deadly storms coming before they hit

16 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Researchers discovered that birds in Tennessee flew nearly 1,000 miles to avoid a raft of tornadoes that eventually killed 35 people

Birds sensed severe storms and fled before tornado outbreak

Golden-winged warblers apparently knew in advance that a storm that would spawn 84 confirmed tornadoes and kill at least 35 people last spring was coming, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 18. The birds left the scene well before devastating supercell storms blew in. read more

Sensing distant tornadoes, birds flew the coop

Berkeley -- When birds unexpectedly flee their nesting grounds, it may be a demonstration of Mother Nature's early-warning system that a massive storm is approaching. read more

Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

19 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that a song bird weighing less than two nickels managed to carry a tiny electronic sensor from Tennessee to Colombia and back.

Fewer Tornados, Hurricanes as Phony Global Warming Crisis Fizzles

A major reason that we are told we must submit to a lower standard of living is that if we don’t agree to high energy taxes and suffocating regulations so

VIDEO: Tornado Tears Through LA Suburb

The storms plaguing California have taken their toll on everyone, but one Los Angeles suburb had a December to remember when a rare tornado ripped through. Cleanup will be a

Tornado Hits L.A. Due To Pineapple Express

Around 9:30am on Friday morning, a small EF-0 tornado touched down in L.A., California. According to the LA Times, the tornado touched down in the 5800 block of Estrella Avenue. From there it jumped around an area of approximately 10 blocks; all the while, spreading chaos. Show More Summary

More Pineapple Express On The Way, Plus The Story Behind The West Coast’s Severe Weather

Things often get wild when the pineapple express visits the west coast; this time, massive mudslides buried homes and a tornado touched down outside Los Angeles. Leading meteorologists say there’s more to the recent weather than meets the eye, and NASA says there’s more rain on the way. Show More Summary

Freak tornado hits Los Angeles as part of Pineapple Express

A tornado struck Los Angeles Friday as part of a freakish strike of weather along the West Coast.

Maps: Tornadoes in California Aren't as Rare as You Might Think

A line of strong storms swept through southern California on Friday morning, producing flash flooding and even spawning a weak tornado in southern Los Angeles. While not as common as we see out east, California has seen hundreds of tornadoes over the past six decades. Here's a deeper look at the state's tornado climatology. Read more...

Tornadoes at a Record, Unexplained Low in U.S.

Fewer twisters than in any three-year period since records began

Check Out This Guy Dropping A Slew Of F-Bombs As A Tornado Rips Through His Los Angeles Neighborhood

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Pacific Storm Triggers Tornado, Mudslides, Floods in Southern California

A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes,

‘What the Fck?’: Man Captures Video of Rare Tornado Ripping Through South L.A.

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

If it weren't for the palm trees, it would be hard to believe this video was captured in South L.A. The scene looked more Midwest then Southern California early Friday morning when one resident captured footage of a rare EF-0 tornado, with wind speeds in the 65-85 mph range, tearing through his neighborhood. Show More Summary

Video: Tornado Strikes South L.A., Tears Off Roof Tops

Friday a small tornado brandishing winds of 85 mph, tearing roofs off of houses and uprooting trees in its path, struck a South Los Angeles neighborhood. The National Weather Service confirmed that the Tornado was ranked as an EF0, which is the lowest ranking on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Show More Summary

Rare tornado shakes up L.A. neighborhood: ‘That fcking tree is gone, yo!’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Los Angeles resident caught the moment when a tornado “hopscotched” into his neighborhood, KTLA-TV reported. “Oh sht! What the fck!” Jamie Mena can be heard saying in the video as debris flies past his apartment. Later he remarks, “That fcking tree is gone,...

Why We Sometimes Feel Like Storm Chasers

5 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I often wonder what it would be like to be a tornado or storm chaser.

"Oh F—": Tornado Rips Through South Los Angeles

"What the f?! Oh sh!" On Friday, Los Angeles was hit with a tornado for the first time since 2004, The Washington Post reports, an event captured on camera in a heavily bleeped home video. Read more...

Pacific storm triggers tornado, mudslides, floods in Southern California

The twister touched down in South L.A., where it damaged roofs and uprooted trees.

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