Meteorology: A New Twist in Tornadoes

Roaring in unexpectedly from the Gulf of Mexico, a swirl of tornadoes cut across central Florida last week, killing ten persons, injuring 300 and causing $30 million worth of damage. Weather Bureau meteorologists were as surprised as the victims. They had predicted storms confidently enough, but their maps showed no sign of the ominous low pressure areas that usually accompany tornadoes. An official warning was not issued until half an hour after the first twister hit the Tampa—St. Petersburg area, a delay that was a devastating reminder of how little is...

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