While I was cruising around on the Mythbusters site earlier (what a job on a Friday afternoon, huh?) I came across this question from a fellow surfer:
I have yet to see this myself but I have heard from a lot of farmers that when a tornado touches down it will embed pieces of straw and hay, unscathed, into wooden telephone poles. I have seen tornadoes pick pieces of someones barn up and drop it 15 to 20 miles away but have yet to see the straw in the pole trick. Do you think it is possible?
Training thunderstorms and mesoscale convective complexes slammed West Virginia and Virginia yesterday, killing 14 people and dropping more than a foot of rain.
I've lived in central Pennsylvania for almost 20 years now. I'm not sure that I remember such a quiet severe weather season. Let's quantify that.
I created an online simulator of the 21-screen real-time U.S. webcam display that is in the lobby of the Joel N. Myers Weather Center at Penn State.
As we predicted, records have been broken across the Southwest U.S. and will continue to be today and tomorrow.
Early next week could bring the hottest weather ever recorded in the Southwest -- and that's no joke.
As part of my continuing Spring 2016 Gadget Review, I recently took a look at a number of weather-related tech products.