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Storms sweep across Midwest, killing 6 in Illinois

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.

Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Storms sweep across Midwest, killing 6 in Illinois

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.

Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Weather Service: Neb. tornado may have been EF4

October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A tornado that ripped through Nebraska, injuring 15 people and flattening buildings, may have reached a wind velocity of up to 200 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said on Saturday.

It was part o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Storms hit South Dakota and region with snow, tornadoes

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.

The storm dumped at least 33 inches of snow in a part of South Dakota’s scenic B…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Storms hit South Dakota and region with snow, tornadoes

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

A storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow on Friday also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains.

The storm dumped at least 33 inches of snow in a part of South Dakota’s scenic B…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Out of the blue: Book about 1968 tornado includes connections to Worthington

June 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

TRACY June 13, 1968. It’s a date that has both haunted and fascinated Scott Thoma for most of his life.
Thoma was 9 years old that day when the first recorded F5 tornado in Minnesota history tore through his hometown of Tracy, killing nine people, injuring 125 others and destroying nearly one-fourth of the town’s structures. Continue Reading

Manchester commemorates tornado hit

June 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Harvey Dunn’s birthtown to gather today for 10th anniversary event at memorial. Continue Reading

Time for twisters: Early tornado season brings safety warnings

June 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Western North Dakota has already seen three tornadoes this month and more could be right around the corner. Last week, tornadoes touched down near Bowman and on the south side of Billings County, and National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Ayd said it could only be the start of a wild weather summer. Continue Reading

Tornado touches down southeast of Bowman

June 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The National Weather Service said that a tornado reportedly touched down southeast of Bowman late Monday afternoon. Continue Reading

2 dead when tornado hits Oklahoma City area

May 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

OKLAHOMA CITY Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and semi trucks along a major interstate. Continue Reading