Tornado struck at least 2 western NC counties, National Weather Service confirms

A tornado struck at least two western North Carolina counties on Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday. An EF1 tornado tracked from extreme southeast Rutherford County, roughly along the Highway 221A corridor, into western Cleveland County, according to a damage assessment team from the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C.

Why Trump Is Right about North Korea

In terms of defending the homeland from Kim Jong-un, President Trump’s risk calculus is spot-on. The portrayals of both North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump as bombastic egoists reacting emotionally seem to have become hackneyed as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula

US Air Force readying B-52s for nuclear attack

Amid rising tensions with North Korea, the US Air Force is preparing to put its nuclear-armed B-52 bombers back on 24-hour alert – a status not seen since the end of the Cold War in 1991, according to a report.

Severe weather brings tornado threat to Oklahoma

A Tornado Watch is in effect for central Oklahoma through 10 p.m. this evening. Severe thunderstorms are possible through central Oklahoma until 11 p.m. Severe Thunderstorms are currently moving across central Oklahoma and will continue throughout the evening. Greatest threat continues to be in western and southwestern Oklahoma with thunderstorms quickly moving northeast at 30-40 mph.

Even a ‘minor’ nuclear war would be a global ecological catastrophe

President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” was an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto the Korean peninsula. According to many defense analysts, the risk of nuclear confrontation over Europe and the Indian subcontinent has also increased in recent years.

Tubbs Fire unleashed fiery tornadoes that uprooted trees, flipped cars

The Tubbs Fire that raged through Santa Rosa last week unleashed a series of fiery tornadoes powerful enough to flip cars, yank trees out of the ground and rip homes apart, fire scientists said Wednesday. Gusts of up to 78 miles per hour were recorded at the weather stations after the fires broke out Oct.

How to avoid dangers of downed power lines amid extreme weather

Severe storms pose a variety of hazards, such as potential electrocution from downed power lines. Unfortunately, many electrical safety hazards remain long after the storm has passed, even if the power is out in that area. Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries each year among the United States workforce alone, not including outside the workforce.

Are tornadoes becoming more common in the Northwest?

Thursday started out like any other typical Northwest day, but as rain and hail moved in, everything changed when two EF-0 tornadoes popped up in Aurora and Vancouver.No one was injured, but there were some reports of damage, including downed power lines a

Signs of a North Korean Missile Test Emerge as U.S., South Korea Start Drill

The U.S. and South Korean navies on Monday began a joint drill involving around 40 warships, amid signs North Korea is preparing for another provocation such as a missile launch. The exercise will continue through Friday on waters on both sides of the Korean Peninsula, according to a South Korean defense official, who asked not to be named due to internal policy.

Risk for Severe Thunderstorms, High Winds, Flooding and Tornadoes

Up top is the Severe Weather Risk map from the Storm Prediction Center for this afternoon and tonight. We’ve been upgraded to a Slight Risk (in yellow) here in W. Michigan. There is now an Enhanced Risk Area from Lake Michigan southwest to Northern Missouri.