Tags » Tornados

Fear of a Different Kind

As I sit here at the table writing this post I can hear the whistling of the wind as it blows as only it can in the Plains states. 543 more words


Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Another earthquake rattled our old house today, and we still haven’t quite become accustomed to it. It only lasted a few seconds, and doesn’t seem to have done any noticeable damage around here, and residents of Los Angeles and Tokyo and Teheran and other earthquake-prone places probably wouldn’t have thought it worth mentioning, but during our first half-century here on the once-solid plains this sort of thing was unheard of, and even after the last few years of earthquakes becoming a rather regular occurrence it’s still a topic of local conversation. 598 more words


Violent Storms to Bring Tornadoes to US Plains, Canadian Prairies Monday

By Brian Lada – AccuWeather

A major severe weather event is set to unfold across the northern U.S. Plains and Canadian Prairies on Monday and Monday night with possible large, damaging tornadoes. 123 more words

News/ Current Events

Superstorms: Are Natural Disasters Becoming Stronger?

In the new movie San Andreas (2015), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a rescue pilot during an earthquake that destroys San Francisco. Despite the fact that his acting in this movie was less convincing than his role as the humanoid-arachnid thing in the… 1,541 more words


National Weather Service to be Axed

Funding to the National Weather Service will be discontinued under Jeb Bush’s administration, and the money diverted to weapons purchases for “security measures” against alien invasion, and the Institute for Patriotic Studies (as part of a proposed Pentagon Papers Office.)  “The only barometer we need is the DOW,” the Bush DyNasty contender said on the campaign trail.  135 more words


If Woody Allen Starred in Twister

“If you don’t get on that microphone and tell everyone that a tornado is coming, there could be catastrophic consequences,” I shrieked to the receptionist at my office, one dark and stormy weekday afternoon. 1,309 more words