Devastating Tornado Outbreak Across the South

On Friday afternoon, Contributor Evan Hatter previewed what was likely to be a pretty substantial severe weather outbreak across the southern US over the weekend. Models had been hinting at it for several days by that point, and they were honing in on a multi-day, multi-round severe weather episode across much of the south, extending […]

Southeast Braces for Severe Weather

We usually think of January as a cold and snowy month, not so in the southeast where they’re in line for rounds of severe weather throughout the weekend. A potent low pressure system moving through the southern United States will touch off thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes. In […]

Last Year Had 15 $1 Billion Disasters

While last year felt very much like a quiet year for severe weather, and active weather in general, the year saw¬†15 $1 billion weather disasters! FIFTEEN! That is a ton of weather disasters, especially in a year that felt relatively quiet. This was the second highest total on record, only one disaster short of tying […]

On This Day: Winter Tornado Outbreak in KY

On this day in January of 2006: a tornado outbreak occurred across the central portion of the state. Six tornadoes touched down across the state, including 3 F-2 tornadoes (the EF scale was implemented in 2007). The F-2 tornadoes impacted Hardin County, Lincoln county and Adair County in central KY, with all three causing significant¬†damage […]

Rare Christmas Tornadoes in Kansas

In addition to the intense Blizzard that affected the northern Plains on Christmas, severe weather and tornadoes occurred with this system. A strong line of storms developed across western Texas early in the day, and raced eastward into Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. There were a total of 35 reports, so it wasn’t a wild severe […]

On This Day: Ohio River Valley Severe Weather Outbreak

On this day on 2013, one of the larger severe weather and tornado outbreaks since 2011 took place across much of the central and northern Ohio Valley. The system produced over 70 tornadoes across 7 states, and Illinois/Indiana had 55 of those tornadoes. The system was well anticipated ahead of time, as the SPC started […]

The First WxOrNotBG Weather Events of the Year Poll

I know for a fact that many of you share in my love for College Football. I love college football. It is awesome, relatively unpredictable and just fun to watch. College football (in my opinion) is light years better than the NFL, and is just more pleasant to watch and be around. Over the past […]