It is always interesting to see what surplus military hardware ends up on the private market. While browsing aircraft classified ads I came across this mint condition, swing-wing Tornado F2A fighter-interceptor for sale. I have never seen one of these beauties on the market, so I had to contact the seller to get the…
This Dodge Challenger Hellcat was spared from a tornado that completely destroyed everything around it. That or we finally have proof that a Hellcat is more powerful than a tornado.
An incredibly powerful storm just blew through Louisiana, bringing not only heavy rain and clouds so thick they turned day into night, but also monstrously powerful winds. Winds so powerful, they blew a freight train clear off a bridge, sending shipping containers careening down below.
It takes a certain kind of supreme inner peace to see a massive wedge tornado head straight towards your face, have no real escape, and only be able to mutter, “It’s coming right over the top of me. I don’t really know what to do, except, I guess, sit here.” Either supreme inner peace, or, you know, quaaludes.
A tornado just touched down at a state prison in Blountstown, Florida, flinging cars upside down and stacking them on top of each other like it was nothing. Between 25 and 30 vehicles were caught in the immediate carnage and look to be completely destroyed.
We've seen plenty of Russian dash cam videos. We've also even seen a couple of videos from inside tornadoes. But this beautiful mashup of crapitude combines the two genres of desolate waste, making the occupant of this Russian car stuck in a tornado officially the person with the Bad Day of the Week.
After a long period without any severe weather, the atmosphere appears primed for a potentially dangerous severe weather outbreak tomorrow across areas from Kansas to Minnesota. Some areas could see tornadoes, baseball-size hail, and winds in excess of 75 MPH.
Well at least it happened towards the end, and Al Unser's old Camaro managed to crash on its own. There are no reports of damage so far, but if you're still at the Goodwood Festival of Speed you might want to find shelter. No, an Aston Martin does not count as shelter.
In the past year, two high-profile television meteorologists have told people to evacuate from the relative safety of their homes to get out of the way of an oncoming tornado. That is the worst thing you could do, and this dangerous advice will get people killed one day.
I know that "technically" the people in this video are "professional" "storm chasers," and that "technically" they "know what they're doing," but by golly I can't fathom anything that would make me want to drive straight towards these whirling vortices. That's nuts.
When a tornado was bearing down on the residents of the energy boomtown of Watford, North Dakota, the only thought for safety these guys had was getting into their pickup truck. That couldn't be more wrong, and they're lucky they survived.
Looking at pictures of tornado damage from the ground is one thing, but looking at the path of devastation from space quickly puts it into perspective. Strong, long-track tornadoes often leave long scars on the earth's surface that are easily visible from space.
A clutch of tornadoes ripped across the South and Midwest yesterday, killing at least 28 people, and injuring many more. It took a lot of people's homes and cars with it too.
Doppler weather radar is one of the most useful tools available to track the weather in almost real time. Since the technology came into regular use in the 1950s, researchers have made incredible advances in the abilities of basic weather radar. Not only does weather radar track precipitation, but it can also detect…
Can a car ever be considered a hero? There are some people in Moore, Oklahoma who might see the bright orange 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon known as "Stomper" that way. Though the Jeep was badly damaged, its owner reportedly used it to rescue people from the devastating storm. And now Stomper is getting a full rebuild.
This Mustang got wrapped around a tree by the EF5 tornado that hit Oklahoma. The tornado couldn't kill the car though, and it didn't stop it from doing a burnout.
And he's still driving it.
See the little blue arrows in that video? Those are storm chasers in their vehicles. Now see that big white blob that moves across the screen? That's the tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma that is considered the widest one in U.S. history and killed four storm chasers on Friday.
On May 31st, storm chaser Chris Novy was driving around the Oklahoma tornadoes when he saw the road ahead of him was flooded. He pulled a u-turn to get out of the way, but plunged into a hidden embankment. His dashcam recorded the horrifying drop.