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When it comes to storm warnings, look to the birds

Instead of waiting for the tornado siren, human beings might want to look to the birds when it comes to escaping major storm systems - as new research show they may have survival instincts far beyond those previously discovered. Earlier this year a group of

Two Years Later, Remembering Mobile's Christmas Day Tornado

Two years ago today, a large EF-2 tornado tore through the center of Mobile, Alabama, causing significant damage and injuring several people. Aside from helping put to rest the myth that tornadoes can't hit cities, the storm came perilously close to being a disaster. Read more...

NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space

Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on Dec. 23 brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA’s RapidScat captured data on winds while NOAA’s GOES satellite tracked the movement of the system. NASA’s RapidScat instrument flies aboard the…

U.S. South menaced by storms as Mississippi cleans up from tornadoes

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Severe thunderstorms menaced the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, as emergency workers in Mississippi surveyed damage from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured 20. As the storms...Show More Summary

Morning Must Reads: December 24

Storms Set to Snarl Holiday Travel At least four people were killed in Mississippi as tornadoes swept through the south and forecasters warned Wednesday that severe thunderstorms and flash flooding could put a damper on Christmas Eve, with heavy rains and winds expected to snarl travel plans Here’s Your Last-Minute Gift Guide From a relaxing…

4 dead in Mississippi tornadoes as severe weather hits South

Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people and knocked out power to thousands.

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the U.S. Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring numerous others and causing extensive damage to homes and businesses, authorities said. Show More Summary

At least four people killed as tornadoes hit southeastern Mississippi

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

At least four people were killed in tornadoes that struck southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, coroner and emergency management officials said. Two of the fatalities occurred in Marion County, a woman who died at a shopping strip and another in a trailer home, when a twister ripped through the...

Four tornado-related deaths confirmed in Mississippi

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in tornadoes that struck southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, coroner and emergency management officials said. Two of the fatalities occurred in Marion County, a woman who died...Show More Summary

Killer twister hits Mississippi

Deadly tornado hit Mississippi's Marion County today. Stay safe everyone. — The Media Man (@CharlestonBrian) December 23, 2014

Maps: Here Are All of the Areas That Were Hit by Tornadoes in 2014

This was a quiet yet memorable year for tornadoes in the United States. With around 900 tornadoes on the books, here are some interesting maps that show all of the areas hit by tornadoes in 2014, from the twin tornadoes in Nebraska to storms nearly a mile wide in Mississippi. Read more...

Neymar Scores Quite Incredible Goal with 'Tornado Twist' in Charity Game

Neymar loves a trick, and in a charity game he has even more chances to bring out his full range of skills. So when he brought out this "tornado twist" on Monday night, flicking the ball up and spinning around his opponent before bearing...Show More Summary

The Year's Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About LGBT People

While their views have less mainstream support than ever, the tinfoil hat types are still blaming us for tornadoes, disease, sexual assault, and well, pretty much everything bad. read more

Joe Cocker, The Tornado in Tie-Dye, Always Made a Comeback

Joe Cocker, an English rock singer whose career spanned decades, died Monday at 70.

This was an epic year for droughts, floods, and extreme weather

Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country -- all in all, a year we can't afford to forget.

Songbirds Could Predict The Onset Of Tornadoes – Flock Fled En Masse Before One Hit America

Tornadoes are one of nature’s worst destroyers. They tend to build up quickly and are known for their erratic pattern. However, scientists feel they are close at deciphering a method to predict their path. They are basing their findings on songbirds. Show More Summary

Golden-Winged Warblers Can Predict When Tornados Will Strike

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A recent study out of UC Berkeley has discovered that tiny golden-winged warblers can predict impending storms — or rather, they can actually hear them approaching. Scientists hope to use what they've learned to help save lives ahead of violent weather. Read more...

Day Before Tornado, Wily Songbirds Knew

Days after five tiny golden-winged warblers finished their seasonal migration, flying 3,100 miles from Colombia to Tennessee, they vacated their new home to travel 400 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico. Some 24 hours later, on April 27, 2014, at least 84 tornadoes left a path of death...

Psychic birds could predict storms in advance

A new study published in the journal Current Biology found that golden-winged warblers could predict extreme weather events, thanks to their low-frequency hearing. A recent storm in eastern Tennessee led to 84 tornadoes and killed 35 people, but the golden-winged warblers left in time to fly to safety. Show More Summary

Birds Sensed Tornadoes Coming a Day Early, Study Finds

Ecologists say birds could hear the oncoming storm from over 100 miles away

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