The National Weather Service took the following incredible photos in Springfield, Illinois after a tornado ravaged the town on Sunday.
I'm just blown away by this one:
Imagine the awesome power needed to bend completely over, but not break, this huge steel billboard signpost.
This mini-mart never had a chance:
In this house, the antenna is still on the roof but half of the roof is gone (house plant still intact):
Their report, in part, reads:
Between 8:25 and 8:30 PM on March 12, 2006, the city of Springfield, IL, was affected by a pair of F2-strength tornadoes. The first of these tornadoes was about a half mile north of the path of the 1957 F4 tornado (which killed 2 people, injured 50, and caused $1 million in damage).
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On Monday, I documented a big thunderstorm on camera, 3-D radar and high-res satellite.
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I haven't blogged lately, but you can see my previous blogs at the bottom of this page. Here are the latest "quick snippets" that I'm putting out on Social Media.
A huge thunderstorm dropped up to a foot of hail in Sydney, Australia earlier today and residents took to social media to show their photos.