Significant Tornado Events (9 Viewers)


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One of the most notable tornadic events outside the United States...the 1987 Edmonton storm. This high-end F4 is remarkable in so many ways, not the least being that it formed over 350 miles north of the U.S. border. It stayed on the ground for over an hour before finally dissipating on the northern edge of the city limits of Edmonton. So, some links and relevant pics:

1. https://1987edmontontornado.webs.com/apps/photos/--this site has a great collection of photos of the tornado and damage
2. https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/tornado/home/t87--the best resource for meteorological review of the event. Also has a section on where the F4 rating was justified and explained quite thoroughly. It should be noted that some believe this tornado should have been given an F5 rating.

The first two pics are aerial photographs of areas where the most intense damage occurred. Borderline/low-end F5 damage may have occurred here:

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The Evergreen Mobile Home Park, the tornado went through here near the end of it's life, and had narrowed significantly but was still doing F2-F3 damage. 15 of the 12 fatalities occurred here. Even the anomalous tornado that occurs 350+ north of the American border manages to strike a trailer park.
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These two pics are ground-level views of damage. Of note is the car with it's engine torn out and the large oil tank thrown a couple blocks.
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This last pic is of the massive oil tank that was thrown and landed upside down after flying a couple blocks or so:

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Two formation videos of this. The second is one of the most impreesive multivortex formations I've ever seen:

 

akt1985

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Today, June 4th, is the 40th anniversary of the Grand Island, Nebraska tornado family. Weren’t there several tornadoes that were anticyclonic? I do remember that event was the basis of the children’s fiction book “Night of the Twisters.”
 

pohnpei

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two intriguing tree damage which vary from intact to largely debarked whitin a very tiny area.
this one from October 2 2017 KS tornado maybe the EF2 one
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this one from August 3 Alonsa MB EF4 tornado
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pohnpei

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Today, June 4th, is the 40th anniversary of the Grand Island, Nebraska tornado family. Weren’t there several tornadoes that were anticyclonic? I do remember that event was the basis of the children’s fiction book “Night of the Twisters.”
Yeah, three of the seven tornados were anticyclonic, very intricate almost inexplicable event.
 

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I find that most pics includes the pics on NWS website of Birmingham F5 in 1998 was in Oak Grove aera and I always heard that this tornado did much severe damage in Wylam Heights subdivision and Edgewater. But I can't find pics in these aera or I am not certain which pics below are from these places. I will be appreciate if someone have the answer.
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Today, June 4th, is the 40th anniversary of the Grand Island, Nebraska tornado family. Weren’t there several tornadoes that were anticyclonic? I do remember that event was the basis of the children’s fiction book “Night of the Twisters.”
3 of the 7 tornadoes from the supercell were anticyclonic, and the supercell moved over the city at only 8 mph. Several of the tornadoes looped back over their path at least once and most were very narrow in width. The whole thing is just bizarre.
 
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I wish I could find the article or video, I can’t remember which, but it stated the Hackleburg tornado threw a Crown Vic a mile.
I think there was a picture on the old thread where they finally found the vehicle, as it was at the bottom of someone's pond. It couldn't be found anywhere at the time of the survey and apparently wasn't located until quite some time (possibly up to a year) before it was finally found. I would love to find that pic again.
 

ARCC

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I think there was a picture on the old thread where they finally found the vehicle, as it was at the bottom of someone's pond. It couldn't be found anywhere at the time of the survey and apparently wasn't located until quite some time (possibly up to a year) before it was finally found. I would love to find that pic again.
That sounds right.

I wish sellerphoto hadn’t taken down their interactive map with the photos. Many photos are still up on the site, but many are missing. There was also an excellent high res aerial video on YouTube from Hackleburg to Athens, but it is gone as well. The damage in Moulton isn’t talked about as much, but from the air it was just as severe as Hackleburg. The ground was just blasted white.
 
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That sounds right.

I wish sellerphoto hadn’t taken down their interactive map with the photos. Many photos are still up on the site, but many are missing. There was also an excellent high res aerial video on YouTube from Hackleburg to Athens, but it is gone as well. The damage in Moulton isn’t talked about as much, but from the air it was just as severe as Hackleburg. The ground was just blasted white.
So, ABC 33/40 has some damage aerials vids from the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado and some aerial vids from Hackleburg, so apparently there was more videos from the Hackleburg-Phil Campbell tornado that are no longer up on YouTube? That's irritating....perhaps the Wayback Machine may have some of these videos available if you dig enough.
 

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I wish I could find the article or video, I can’t remember which, but it stated the Hackleburg tornado threw a Crown Vic a mile.
I’m pretty sure it was a poster here in this forum, BMX meteorologist Chris Darden if I’m not mistaken. It was listed as “missing” at the time the survey was finalized, but was later found in a pond a mile away iirc.

If anybody would be able to get ahold of Chris, he could confirm this again.
 

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Does anyone have any aerial Brandenburg tornado damage photos saved that they could post? Loco once posted some great color aerial shots from Brandenburg, but I can no longer find them. It's a shame too, since it was probably the most violent of the 1974 Super Outbreak tornadoes.
 
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Does anyone have any aerial Brandenburg tornado damage photos saved that they could post? Loco once posted some great color aerial shots from Brandenburg, but I can no longer find them. It's a shame too, since it was probably the most violent of the 1974 Super Outbreak tornadoes.
These two are the best I could find. First is a before and after, second is an aerial photograph of where some of the worst damage occurred:

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