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Updated: Oklahoma tornado – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 21st, 2013.

Updated: A Huge tornado has devastated the US state of Oklahoma killing at least 24 people and injuring many more. Earlier reports indicated more than 90 fatalities, however this number was revised downward. Our colleagues at the UK SMC collected the following expert commentary. Feel free to use these quotes in your reporting. If you […]

Tornado strikes Auckland – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 6th, 2012.

Update: The MetService has blog has been updated to redefine the weather event as a ‘mircoburst’ rather than a tornado. A tornado struck Auckland amidst heavy weather at 12.15pm today. Three people are reported dead and a further seven in hospital following extreme winds and weather damage centred around the suburb of Hobsonville. Emergency services […]

Weather scientists on Auckland tornado

John Kerr posted in on May 4th, 2011.

The destruction caused by the tornado that hit Auckland at 3pm on the 3rd of May has received wide coverage, but what caused it and how powerful was it? The New Zealand Herald’s Matt Dearnaley discussed the science behind the weather with several meteorological experts. An excerpt (read in full here): Forecasters had no warning […]

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