Germany to buy US-made F-35s to replace aging bombers
Germany said Monday that it will replace some of its aging Tornado bomber jets with U.S.-made F-35A Lightning II aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Announcing the decision, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Germany also will upgrade its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets for electronic warfare — a capability that's also currently fulfilled by the Tornado jets. The Eurofighter will be replaced from 2040 with the Future Combat Air System, or FCAS, that's being jointly developed with France and Spain, she said.news.yahoo.com
Official: 6 dead as large tornado roars through central Iowa
Six people were killed Saturday when a tornado swept through central Iowa, damaging buildings and knocking down trees and power lines, authorities said. Emergency management officials in Madison County said four were injured in addition to those killed when the tornado touched down in the area southwest of Des Moines at about 4:30 p.m. Among those killed were children and adults. Madison County Emergency Management Director Diogenes Ayala said 25 to 30 homes were badly damaged by the tornado.news.yahoo.com
1 killed, several hurt after tornado hits East Texas
CARTHAGE, Texas – One person was killed after severe weather, including a tornado, caused damage in several communities in East Texas, authorities said Sunday. Widespread destruction across Panola County was reported, including damaged homes and downed trees, from Saturday evening’s severe weather, Sheriff Kevin Lake said in a Facebook post. Authorities reported several people were also injured during the severe weather. The deadly storm also damaged homes and shops in Carthage. Officials in neighboring Rusk County reported some damage from the severe weather but no fatalities or major injuries.
Confirmed tornado near Canyon Lake very early Tuesday morning
Radar image from 1:12am around Canyon Lake showing rotation over the lake. A tornado warning was issued around 1 a.m. Tuesday for a cell showing rotation near Canyon Lake. The National Weather Service conducted a survey in the area on Tuesday and confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with maximum wind gusts of 100 mph lasted from 1:04 AM to 1:06 AM Tuesday morning. It continues, “damage was near Canyon Lake boat ramp #6 on the south central side of the lake along and near Canyon Lake Drive and Rimrock Pass.”AdA wider view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)A close-up view of the track of the EF-1 tornado on the west side of Canyon Lake (Copyright KSAT 2021 - All rights reserved)KSAT also received several reports of large hail, up to the size of golf balls, around Boerne. The National Weather Service in New Braunfels determined that collapsed walls in the downtown area were caused by straight line winds or a microburst.
Tornadoes reported in Texas Panhandle, no injuries reported
AMARILLO, Texas – Several suspected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle between Lubbock and Amarillo, according to the National Weather Service, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. “There are no reports of injuries,” and only minor damage, Merchant said. “We can't answer that until afterwards when we examine the damage,” Merchant said. Storm survey teams could be sent to the areas as early as Sunday morning, according to Merchant. ___This story has been corrected to show the name of the Amarillo area emergency management director is Chip Orton, not Chad Orton.
Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead
Chapman said she has been without power for two nights and is using the propane to keep warm. The worst U.S. power outages were in Texas, affecting more than 2 million homes and businesses. Texas officials said more than 400,000 doses due now will not arrive until at least Wednesday because of the storm. Several cities had record lows: In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius). Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).
Top 5 weather events of 2020 in South Texas
Here’s a look at the KSAT Weather Team’s list of the top 5 weather events of 2020:Number 5In June, a far away visitor that really seemed to capture the imagination of South Texans was the Saharan dust cloud. There was hope that hot weather might help keep COVID-19 at bay, but cases ramped up again in July. While weather may play a small role in how COVID-19 spreads, hot, dry weather did not seem to have much effect. A record number of named storms and a record number of landfalling storms were recorded in 2020. Three of the named storms brought impacts to Texas.
This Day in Weather History: October 30th
It was on this day in 2015, that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Floresville. The tornado did significant damage, including to the city’s high school. Also on this day in 1917, San Antonio saw its earliest freeze, when temperatures dropped all the way to 32°.
NWS: Tornado touched down near La Vernia on Sunday
After a survey, The National Weather Service in New Braunfels has determined that damage in Wilson County was the result of a tornado. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down along Highway 87 around 5:10 Sunday morning, 2 miles northwest of Sutherland Springs. Damage patterns revealed the tornado to be a weak EF0, with winds up to 70 mph. Wilson County tornado trackThe tornado developed within an outer band of Hurricane Hanna. Two other confirmed tornadoes were reported after Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday in South Texas.
Tornado touched down in Northwest Side neighborhood, meteorologists confirm
Tornado touched down in Northwest Side neighborhood, meteorologists confirmThere's the possibility of a few overnight storms after midnight with a 10 percent chance for thunderstorms on Tuesday, meteorologists say. There's the possibility of a few overnight storms after midnight with a 10 percent chance for thunderstorms on Tuesday, meteorologists say. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Tornado touched down in Northwest Side neighborhood, meteorologists confirm 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA tornado with maximum winds of 100 miles per hour touched down in a Northwest Side neighborhood Sunday evening, the National Weather Service confirms. Meteorologists rated the tornado as an EF1 after a damage survey was conducted Monday in the Wildhorse subdivision, near the intersection of Shaenfield Road and Loop 1604. The rating scale takes into account both wind speed and damage caused by a tornado, according to the NWS website.mysanantonio.com
What we know about tornados path through Wildhorse neighborhood in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO After a large line of severe thunderstorms moved through San Antonio and surrounding areas Sunday night, many homeowners experienced significant wind damage. Here, they determined that straight-line winds of over 70+ mph likely caused the toppled fences, downed trees, and roof damage that was reported. MINOR DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON FLYING FURY WITH SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE OBSERVED TO SEVERAL HOMES ON THE EAST SIDE OF PALOMINO PATH AS THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST. THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL TREE DAMAGE, FENCES BLOWN DOWN, OUTBUILDINGS TOPPLED, AND SOME ADDITIONAL HOUSE ROOF DAMAGE FOUND IN THESE AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE TORNADO TRACK. THIS OTHER WIND DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH MICROBURST STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
Was Sunday night’s storm damage from straight-line winds or a tornado?
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: The National Weather Service determined that an EF1 tornado with up to 100 mph winds was likely. On Sunday night, both severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were ongoing around San Antonio after 7 p.m., when a squall line moved through the KSAT12 viewing area. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine whether any storm damage is technically from a tornado or straight-line wind gusts -- especially when squall lines occur at night. Our local Austin/San Antonio Weather Service office is currently in the process of determining when and if they will conduct a survey. In fact, another squall line is expected late Monday with a risk for damaging gusts and flooding.
National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado in San Antonio over Memorial Day weekend
SAN ANTONIO On Sunday night, both severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings were ongoing around San Antonio after 7 p.m., when a squall line moved through the KSAT12 viewing area in South Texas. Usually, the National Weather Service will send meteorologists to observe the damage patterns after an event to determine whether or not a tornado occurred. Our local Austin/San Antonio Weather Service conducted a survey of the damage along Palomino Path in the Wildhorse subdivision on Monday. EF-1 tornado a living nightmare says Bexar County homeownerThey determined that an EF1 tornado with up to 100 mph winds was likely. MORE: Incredible video shows lightning strike Tower of the Americas in San AntonioCheck out the latest satellite imaging tracking storms in the San Antonio area here:Continued Weather CoverageAdditional storms possible late Memorial DayStick with KSAT 12 News, your Weather Authority for the latest weather updates.
EF-1 tornado a living nightmare says Bexar County homeowner
SAN ANTONIO What began as a tornado warning on their cellphones quickly spiraled into frantic preparations by homeowners like Kenneth Perez and Gerard Petereit who live in the Wildhorse subdivision in northwest Bexar County. Perez said the small guest bathroom downstairs became a living nightmare for he, his wife, their two children and the family dog. The damage to his home was caused by an EF-1 tornado now confirmed by the National Weather Service. Their homes that sustained heavy roof and water damage are among 16 structures that were impacted by the small, but powerful tornado, according to Bexar County spokeswoman Monica Ramos. Ramos said its emergency management teams that surveyed unincorporated areas in north and northwestern Bexar County also found mostly fallen trees and downed fences, along with roof damage.
Would you know what to do during a tornado? We have tips
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado. Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home? Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado. Mobile homes are simply not designed to withstand a tornado or strong winds in severe storms. [WATCH: When you see a tornado while driving, here’s what to do]The time to find shelter is when you are under a tornado warning, so while all of this is helpful information, the best thing you can do is know the signs before a tornado hits.
Tornado confirmed in Texas, damage from another suspected in Louisiana
At least one tornado was confirmed early Sunday in central Texas, the National Weather Service reported, and the mayor of Monroe, Louisiana, said his town was damaged by suspected tornadoes Sunday. Tornadoes touch down in Texas and LouisianaThe Texas tornado early Sunday was confirmed south of Marble Falls, about 50 miles west of Austin, the weather service said. The National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, issued the highest level of tornado alert, a tornado emergency, for Monroe. Mayor Jamie Mayo said there was suspected tornado damage in various parts of Monroe, a city in north-central Louisiana of about 50,000 people, according to a post on the city's Instagram page. "The images and reports of major tornado damage in the Monroe area are heartbreaking, and my prayers are with the people there.
Drone footage shows aftermath of deadly tornado in Tennessee
Survey teams reported damage caused by an EF-3 tornado in East Nashville, Donelson and in Mt. Officials in Putnam County, which suffered 18 storm-related deaths, said they are working to locate 18 people who are unaccounted for, down from 38 earlier in the morning. Besides Putnam, there were three deaths in Wilson County, two in Davidson County and one in Benton County, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported. Power out for thousands, schools closedIn East Nashville, residents had only a six-minute warning to get to safety, according to Davidson County. In East Nashville, a neighbor came to help board up a large window at a Crye-Leike Realtors office that was blown out.
Death toll from Tennessee tornadoes climbs to at least 24
"It hit so fast, a lot of folks didn't have time to take shelter," Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said. In Putnam County, 80 miles (some 130 kilometers) east of Nashville, houses and businesses were completely flattened. Bill Lee's tour of Putnam County, homeowners dug through debris, trying to salvage any items not destroyed. They knew what was coming," said Paula Wade, of East Nashville. The roaring wind woke Evan and Carlie Peters, also in East Nashville, but they had no time to reach the relative safety of an interior bathroom.
Small Business Administration opens temporary office in Central Library
SAN ANTONIO – People and business impacted by the tornadoes two weeks ago are now able to go in person and apply for low-interest-rate loans from the Small Business Administration. The office opened Monday inside the San Antonio Central Library on Soledad Street. Five tornadoes impacted the San Antonio area on Feb. 19, and Bexar County was declared a disaster area on Friday. The most extensive damage occurred on the city's North and Northeast sides, but no serious injuries were reported. Get alerted to news events as they happen or sign up for a scheduled news headline email that is delivered right to your inbox.
Tornado damage forces condo owners out of North Side complex for "upwards of a year"
Condo owners at Chateau Dijon received a message saying two of the condo buildings were determined to be "structurally unsound and fire hazards." The message, signed by the Chateau Dijon office manager, said residents would need to move out ASAP and find temporary living arrangements for up to a year. "Of course I didn't need to be told that because as you can see, my condominium doesn't have a roof on it. In the meantime, the message to residents advised them to find "temporary living arrangements for upwards of a year." The message to residents stated that a letter from the engineer would be submitted to the city about the property's condition.
Northern Hills tornado path extended 1.5 miles, NWS says
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The Northern Hills Tornado path length has been extended 1.5 miles to the northeast, the National Weather Service tweeted Thursday morning. The Northern Hills Tornado path length has been extended 1.5 miles to the northeast. The National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado packing 110 mph winds tore down Putting Green, not far from Nacogdoches Road and Thousand Oaks Drive. "Our bed is right between the windows and it was just 'blap blap blap blap,'" said Carole Harris, describing the sound of the tornado. Neighbors and work crews began cleaning up the storm damage along Putting Green on Monday.
CPS Energy: All power restored following tornadoes, late-night storms
SAN ANTONIO – CPS Energy is now reporting that all power has been restored following the late-night storms that struck parts of San Antonio and the surrounding area on Sunday. At one point after the storms, more than 84,000 people were without power. Related Stories:Nine tornadoes total have been confirmed between south and central Texas, with six occurring in the San Antonio and Seguin areas. Sign up for email alerts today. Get alerted to news events as they happen or sign up for a scheduled news headline email that is delivered right to your inbox.
WATCH: Doorbell camera captures destruction by SA tornado
SAN ANTONIO – A doorbell camera captured the impact of a EF-1 tornado that hit the Northern Hills neighborhood in San Antonio Sunday night. The camera was facing northeast as the tornado moved through near Bellcrest and Cooble Crest. Related Stories:Neighbors in front of the camera view (not clearly seen) lost their entire garage and roof, while the house to the right and south lost part of their roof as well. Get alerted to news events as they happen or sign up for a scheduled news headline email that is delivered right to your inbox. All of the day’s important news keeping you up to date wherever you are.
NWS confirms fifth tornado in San Antonio area
SAN ANTONIO – The National Weather Service in New Braunfels confirmed a fifth tornado struck the San Antonio area Sunday night. The storm that caused several tornadoes in Bexar County also produced a weak tornado in Guadalupe County. It traveled for less than a quarter mile and was approximately 75 yards in width. The twister damaged several sheds and outbuildings and overturned several recreational vehicles. It was rated an EF-0 and had maximum winds of 85 mph, the NWS said.
NE Bexar County home unliveable after tornado
For some in northeast Bexar County, including Loren Spriggs, their homes are now unliveable. "What I'm wondering about is this 40-year-old oak tree, 50-foot tall, why did it come down?" The 1.6-mile EF-0 tornado that ripped through the Glen and Camelot neighborhoods left behind a lot of roof and tree damage. Spriggs said he'd never received a tornado warning on his cellphone prior to Sunday night; however, he alerted his loved ones quickly after he did. I thought the roof was gone so I grabbed everybody, we went to the back bathroom and huddled down," Spriggs said.
City updates storm recovery efforts, issues numbers to call for help
City crews have collected enough remnants caused by the tornadoes to cover one football field with 2 feet of debris. Solid waste crews are still making runs through battered neighborhoods and asking people to separate brush and debris. So far, city crews have collected more than 100 downed trees. Sculley also reminded storm victims they can call 311 if they need help removing and brush or debris from their property. City leaders said they are thankful and proud of the response of city crews and of the efforts from neighbors to help one another.
More than 40 homes damaged by tornado in near North Side neighborhood
SAN ANTONIO – People who live in one near North Side neighborhood have days, possibly weeks, of cleanup ahead in the wake of a tornado. According to the San Antonio Fire Department, 43 homes were left with damage as a result of the powerful storm which struck late Sunday night. "I thought the house was going to collapse,” said Adrian Venegas, who lost his roof to the strong winds. Continuing storm coverageLater, he discovered the weather also had toppled a tree that landed on his van, breaking its windows. Across the creek near Sharon Drive and Basin, dozens of other people gathered in the streets surveying the damage to their homes.