ASTRO BOB Sprites and elves haunt nighttime thunderclouds
Ever since I learned about sprites, the bizarre electric discharges associated with thunderstorms that shootupin the sky instead of down to the ground, I've wanted to see one. July's a great month t... Posted on 7/11/12 at 8:56 AM
BISMARCK — The National Weather Service plans to beef up its weather warnings during this year's thunderstorm and tornado season in the central U.S. to give the public a better indication of the potential impact of storms, including the amount of damage expected.
A storm cell brought driving rain, wind, hail and an unconfirmed tornado report to southwestern North Dakota Thursday night.
No one was injured, though there were reports of battered cars and fallen branches.
A thunderstorm that turned into a tornado warning for parts of Stark and Morton counties early Tuesday morning may have only brought a little rain to the area, but shook things up with high winds, a National Weather Service official said.
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