Twin tornadoes are raking the farm fields of Nebraska. This is the live coverage being provided to the Weather Channel.
Storm chasing is an obviously dangerous hobby, best left to the experts. Even so, it’s something I’ve always wanted to try, even though it has very little informational value. A decent Doppler radar and a few spotters on the ground can provide the same information.
But it takes more and more shock and awe to keep our attention.
The tornado apparently wiped out the town of Pilager Pilger earlier. Here’s downtown Pilager.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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