NOAA’s terrifying tornado time-lapse [VIDEO]

By now, most of us know last month was the busiest April ever for tornadic activity; with May hosting the deadliest single tornado on record, the whole country’s talking about the Fujita Scale, core bursting, and Helen Hunt like it’s 1996. For those who refuse to even talk about the links between twisters and climate change, Bill McKibben drops a dose of hot, buttery sarcasm in a valiant attempt to pull a few heads out of the sand over at the Washington Post.

Now NOAA offers up some raw data, cleanly and terrifyingly executed: In the following time-lapse animation, April’s tornado activity appears across the U.S. in spattery patterns of red. April really starts to look like a 300 outtake midway through the video. Check it:

http://www.grist.org/article/2011-05-26-noaas-terrifying-tornado-time-lapse-video

 

This entry was posted in Atmosphere, Hazards and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s