Killer Tornadoes in WI, OK

At least one person died and 25 were injured when a tornado hit the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park in Northwest Wisconsin.  The tornado hit in Barron County near the towns of Chetek and Cameron, 110 miles northeast of Minneapolis.  Video hereThere were approximately 50 homes in the trailer park and many of them were totally destroyed.  The tornado also hit several turkey barns and downed dozens of trees.  This is the first tornado fatality in WI since August 2011.  Satellite view of the storms in NW WisconsinColored satellite loop of the tornadic storm.   Shear track of the tornadic stormGround video of damage. More helicopter footageSpotter pic. of Chetek tornado.

A fire department chaplain tells local media one person is dead after a tornado hit Elk City, Oklahoma.  Video of the Elk City twisterPic. of Elk City supercellDamage Elk City.  “Spectacular pack ice, a rare sight to still be observing off our shores so late in the season” – off Newfoundland.   Lake Ontario the highest it has ever been in last 100 years (248.8 feet) and rising. Sodus Point, NY 5/15/17.

Tornado west of Lincoln NESatellite loop of storms in OK and KS.  Baseball-sized hail in Erick OKNear softball-sized hailHouse ready to fall into Lake OntarioTornado in McLean TX.

  This is the overnight update of the Severe Weather Outlook Area for this Wednesday.  There is a large Enhanced Risk Area covering much of Iowa and smaller portions of SE Minnesota, W. Wisconsin and far NW Illinois.  The Marginal Risk (dark green) comes to the West Michigan shore

Also:  Check out this satellite loop showing the tornadic storms in the Texas panhandle!  Look at how storms explode when boundaries collide!  Here’s another view…cold front coming from the west meeting the dry line pushing in from the southeast.  Boom!   4.0 magnitude e-quake off Santa Barbara CA, no tsunami, 8 miles off shore and 4 miles deep, not felt over wide area.  Wedge tornado near Wheeler TX.

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