Sunday, May 06, 2007

Violent Weekend Weather in the Plains

By now, you've heard the news of the devastating tornadoes in the Great Plains this weekend. One of the hardest hit towns was Greensburg, Kansas where an EF-5, the strongest of all tornadoes, almost wiped out the entire town Friday night. There were numerous other reports of severe weather across that same region Friday night.

The above map from the Storm Prediction Center ( displays Friday's reports of severe weather. The red dots represent tornado reports, the green dots stand for hail reports, and the blue dots are reports of wind damage.

There were even more reports Saturday across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska --

The Red Cross reports on their website that they are housing over 400 people in shelters in the Greensburg, Kansas area along with helping other victims of severe weather in the Plains this weekend. For more information on how you can donate to the Red Cross, please visit their website at

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