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We don’t get to see tornados all that often in the northeast and southern Canada. The storm damage we occasionally get can often be attributed to downbursts, strong outflows, squall lines and the like, even though people will claim a “tornado struck”. The video below is from the US National Weather Service site, of a *small* passing tornado, caught by a security camera. Remember – *small*.

Tornado 1, parking lot 0


UPDATE (2009-05-23): The volcano remains quiet, although seismicity is still in a heightened state. Domebuilding continues and the risk of explosive eruption remains. As spring comes to Alaska, the snow is beginning to leave portions of the mountain.
Mt Redoubt, across the Cook Inlet from Kenai and up the coast from Anchorage Alaska, is showing signs of increased low level seismic activity similar to what was observed prior to the March and April eruptions. The Redoubt open thread in the ACTIVE MONITORING sidebar block is now running current with webcam views, seismic traces and weather radar observation, all in real time or nearly so. The DFR webcam is reproduced below with some nice views today (2009-05-23).

Webcam is presently offline from AVO


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