A security camera outside the St. Luke United Methodist Church captured the Tupelo, Mississippi tornado as it hit the building, raining debris down onto the playground outside. The video shows how conditions can go from calm to destruction in a matter of seconds.
The Vane has obtained the full video of WTVA-TV in Tupelo, Mississippi evacuating the studio and heading to the basement in the middle of their tornado coverage this afternoon as a large, violent tornado barreled towards the city. The station went off-air for a time this afternoon, but is back up and running in a limited capacity.
This impressive video shows a meteorologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico getting knocked around by 50-60 MPH wind gusts as he released a weather balloon on Saturday evening. Once he let go of the balloon, it rocketed away while narrowly missing an observation tower and the NWS office itself.
Dubai saw an impressive thunderstorm this past Friday that veiled its famous skyline behind a wall of extremely heavy rain. The desert emirate, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and home to the tallest building in the world, receives between 3 and 4 inches of rain each year during its comfortably warm winters.