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Windsor Tornado to be featured on the Weather Channel

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 6:45am MDT
The Weather Channel's new season of Storm Stories will feature the Windsor Tornado from May 2008.  This scary image was taken by the webcam of MyWindsorWeather.com as the twister tore through the town on May 22, 2008.

The Weather Channel's new season of Storm Stories will feature the Windsor Tornado from May 2008. This scary image was taken by the webcam of MyWindsorWeather.com as the twister tore through the town on May 22, 2008.

This Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00pm MST, the Weather Channel will premiere the new season of its series Storm Stories.  Most notably, the first episode will highlight a weather event from last year that struck very close to home – the May 22nd Windsor Tornado

For those that haven’t seen Storm Stories, it is an exciting, sometimes scary and sad series discussing significant weather events as seen through the eyes of those that experienced it firsthand.  For the Sunday episode, renowned storm tracker Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel will tell the story of the twister using footage from a variety of sources, including the video most have seen from KUSA (see below).  

Area residents were interviewed for what is sure to be an extraordinary episode and will serve as a poignant reminder that we in the Denver area live at the edge of tornado alley. Click here to view a story about the filming of the episode on the Windsor Beacon’s website.

The kickoff of the new season of Storm Stories is actually the beginning as well of the Weather Channel’s ‘Tornado Week’ in which twisters are front and center.  Other episodes of note during the week:

  • Monday – the “Parkersburg, IA, Tornado” on May 25, 2008, killed seven people and demolished the southern half of the town; first-hand accounts are given by residents.
  • Tuesday – the “Greensburg, KS, Tornado” on May 5, 2008, wiped out the entire town.  The story is told through the experiences of next-door neighbors who saved a mother and her baby from the rubble.
  • Wednesday – “Super Tuesday” tornadoes cut a swath over a wide area Feb. 5, 2008; touching stories come from people that were affected in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • Thursday – the “Boy Scouts Tornado” hit the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa last June, catching everyone off guard.  The surviving scouts are forced to put their training to use in the midst of a terrifying situation to help keep injured scouts alive in the aftermath.

Be sure to check the Weather Channel’s website as there are a lot of other interesting shows related to tornadoes throughout the week.  Click here to view a press release with the full announcement

Thank you to Ryan of MyWindsorWeather.com for bringing this story to our attention.

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