Monday, June 03, 2013

Midwestern Tornado Claims Lives of Researcher and Photgraphers

A scientist who spent many years analyzing tornadoes and how they form was killed Saturday, along with his son and a fellow technician. They died after being overtaken by a F3 tornado. Not all the victims of Saturday's direct hit in OK have been found. Seven are still missing, and at this point presumed dead. A Weather Channel meteorologist and his techs were slightly injured when the tornado picked up their SUV and threw it over 200 yards. Right now the death toll stands at 13, and that number will likely rise.

While no one storm can be directly attributed to global climate change, the pattern of increasingly erratic, severe, and extreme weather patterns completely fits with the patterns predicted by climate researchers, who forecast that these severe storms, and extreme droughts, floods, etc. will only continue. This is the beginning of a new era in earth's climate and weather, and based on results, it will be a deadly and very expensive one.


Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

Daily weather checks:

6:59 PM  
Blogger Dredd said...

Condolences to the families.

These folks worked to save our lives as they risked theirs.

Thanks to all storm chasers who do it for the public good.

Thanks Anna for the work you do too.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

I know, I feel for their loved ones.
It takes a lot of guts to put yourself in harm's way regularly for the sake of knowledge and risk reduction!

Thanks, Dredd!

5:06 PM  

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