One year ago today, a tornado hit Springfield, MA and, luckily, no one in Springfield was killed. It missed my house by about a quarter mile. Some of my friends weren’t so fortunate and their houses were damaged to varying degrees. My sister was leaving work right before it hit, and she had to run to her car to avoid being out in the open as it passed. The tornado smashed most of the windows in her parked car while she was in it. Pretty traumatic stuff.
In honor of the one year anniversary of the Springfield tornado, I present a fantastic visualization of tornados: Tornado Tracks: 56 years of tornado tracks, by F-scale.