I am bold enough to state that anyone presently living in the United States, who has even lived beyond the century mark, has never seen weather like we have had over the past several years. It’s not hard to be that bold. This weather is ridiculous. “Tornado Season” has become increasingly violent and prolonged over the past five years, and the phenomena known as twisters have caused massive damage and loss of life throughout many states in 2011.
Missouri and Alabama have been the hardest hit, but with today’s formation of a funnel in western Massachusetts, it seems as if no area prone to late spring and early summer thunderstorms is safe from “tornadic” activity.
This video is one of the best examples I have ever seen of what a tornado does. Many people are under the impression that there are just incredibly high winds and unpredictable paths coming from the “finger clouds” that develop into funnels, or potentially create the dreaded “wedge.” While such is true, tornadoes are also a combination of push and pull. Oppositional forces that are basically invisible, yet manifested as a “sight” due to moisture and debris.
As this tornado pushes across the Connecticut River, you can see the water being pulled into the cyclone–it is truly awe striking.