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The Atlanta tornado of 2008

Today is the anniversary of the tornado that hit Atlanta, Georgia, on March 14, 2008.  It made a big impression on me because it is one of the few tornadoes I have seen directly impacting my area (I don’t storm chase, I let the tornadoes come to me). My husband…
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Project VORTEX-SE began March 1

The tornado intercept and study program called VORTEX-SE started March 1.  This field project, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast, will send scientists out across the Southeast on days that are likely to have severe weather to study the development and evolution of tornadic supercell storms as systems…
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Spring weather safety tips

For meteorologists and climatologists, March 1 marks the first day of spring.  Spring is the season when severe weather really ramps up in many parts of the country, although in the Southeast we can and do get severe weather any time of year.  In recognition of this, the National Weather…
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Recent storm system brought tornadoes to North Carolina, East Coast

The recent storm system that passed through the Southeast brought severe weather, including tornadoes, to parts of the region, including North Carolina.  The State Climate Office of North Carolina has published a blog post today that describes the storms that hit their state at http://climate.ncsu.edu/climateblog?id=179&h=5666e5c1, along with some tornado climatology for…
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February 19, 1884 — The Enigma Outbreak

Marshall Shepherd pointed out this morning that today is the anniversary of what was likely the worst tornado outbreak in Georgia history. “On February 19 1884 a violent swarm of tornadoes raced across Georgia. Cherokee and Pickens counties were hit hard. Near Waleska, 3 children were killed. in Pickens county, Cagletown…
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