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Case Example: Tornado

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Reconstructing the Past,
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The deadly tornado ”Super Outbreak” of April 2011 wreaked havoc upon the southeast United States. Over the course of the outbreak, which lasted the four-day period of April 25-28, 2011, there were fifteen “violent” (Enhanced Fujita Scale 4 or 5) tornadoes and more than two-hundred tornadoes overall. The outbreak was one of the deadliest and costliest in the era of modern NEXRAD Doppler radar, with 316 people killed, over 2400 people injured, and more than $4.2 billion sustained in damages across five states.

Top images show an F5 tornado as monitored by the NEXRAD station in Huntsville. Bottom left image is NEXRAD radar animation from Huntsville. An example of the damage is shown in the bottom right image.
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