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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Catalog of Images

1900 thumbnail picture
Photo #3 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1901 thumbnail picture
Photo #4of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1902 thumbnail picture
Photo #5 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1903 thumbnail picture
Photo #6 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1904 thumbnail picture
Photo #7 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1905 thumbnail picture
Photo #8 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1906 thumbnail picture
Photo #9 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1907 thumbnail picture
Photo #10 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1908 thumbnail picture
Photo #11 of sequence. Tornado time series of photos.
Texas, Dallas 1957 April 2
1909 thumbnail picture
All that is left of the remains of Idylwild Hall after the tornado passage.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
1910 thumbnail picture
Part of the flooded residential section of Fremont, Ohio.
Fremont, Ohio 1913 March
1911 thumbnail picture
The home of Judge W. W. Slabaugh destroyed by the tornado.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
1912 thumbnail picture
Many individuals lost their lives in this streetcar which was hit by the tornado .
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
1913 thumbnail picture
Ruins of the convent of the Sacred Heart. Miraculously, nuns in the building all escaped.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
1914 thumbnail picture
People of Omaha searching the ruins of their homes for valuables.
Omaha, Nebraska 1913 March 23
1915 thumbnail picture
A real estate map showing the trap of the tornado through Ft. Smith. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1916 thumbnail picture
Corner of Twelfth and A Streets. A grand piano remains on a foundation. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1917 thumbnail picture
Looking northeast from the corner of Thirteenth and B Streets showing demolished homes. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1918 thumbnail picture
Garrison Avenue looking west showing destruction in the business district. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1919 thumbnail picture
Looking west from Texas corner showing destruction on Garrison Avenue. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1920 thumbnail picture
Looking north on Reserve Addition. Destruction of business area not to mention horse. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1921 thumbnail picture
Looking east from North Thirteenth and D Streets showing destruction of Baptist Church and high school building in the upper left. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1922 thumbnail picture
Relatives and friends waiting outside the morgue in the search for friends and loved ones. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1923 thumbnail picture
Looking east from South Sixth Street, on Reserve Addition. The remains of a small hotel is in the foreground but no fatalities occurred here. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1924 thumbnail picture
Ruins of the Brogan Building on Towson Avenue. Eight dead were recovered here. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1925 thumbnail picture
Looking north from Texas corner showing the destruction of an entire block. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1926 thumbnail picture
Looking northeast from Texas corner showing the wreck of the Catholic Hall and several residences. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1927 thumbnail picture
Ruins of the high school building as seen from Peabody School. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1928 thumbnail picture
The new high school building as it appeared before the tornado struck Ft. Smith. In: "Photographic Views of the Great Cyclone at Fort Smith: Tuesday night, January 11, 1898...." Library Call No. M15.1 P575a.
Ft. Smith, Arkansas 1898 January 11
1929 thumbnail picture
Hailstones compared to doorknobs. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Oklahoma, Duncan 1938 May 13
1930 thumbnail picture
This hailstone was four inches in diameter and weighed seven ounces. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Washington, D. C. 1953 May 26
1931 thumbnail picture
Remains of a greenhouse destroyed by a hailstorm at the Allegheny Conservatory. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 10. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1893 May 20
1932 thumbnail picture
Damage to windows and a roof from a violent hailstorm. Left photo at Moore, Oklahoma, April 28, 1956. Right photo at Weatherford, Oklahoma, July 1, 1940. In: "Hailstorms of the United States," by Snowden D. Flora, 1956. P. 74. Library Call No. M78.7 F632hs.
Oklahoma
1933 thumbnail picture
Destruction "On the 'hill' - J. Munson's and W. M. Hall's" following passage of the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P. 9. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1934 thumbnail picture
An elm tree, more than twenty feet in circumference, felled by the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P. 33. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1935 thumbnail picture
Remains of the Catholic Church at Wallingford following passage of the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P. 41. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1936 thumbnail picture
Samuel Parmelee's house following passage of the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P. 51. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1937 thumbnail picture
All that remained of John Simmons' house following passage of the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P. 67. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1938 thumbnail picture
John Ginty's house, thrown off its foundation by the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. P.71. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1939 thumbnail picture
The grade school building at Wallingford following the passage of the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. 1878. Frontispiece. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1940 thumbnail picture
Showing the path of destruction through Wallingford on the plains from the tornado of August 9, 1878. In: "History of the Wallingford Disaster," by John B. Kendrick. P. 9. 1878. Library Call Number F104.W28 K435.
Wallingford, Connecticut 1878 August 9
1941 thumbnail picture
A tornado touchdown area ? Tree pattern indicates rotation.
1942 thumbnail picture
A tornado touchdown area ? Tree pattern indicates rotation.
1943 thumbnail picture
Mammatocumulus over the United States Air Force Academy.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 2004 August 10 2000
1944 thumbnail picture
Artist's rendition of a tornado destroying a structure.
1975 ca.
1945 thumbnail picture
Artist's rendition of a tornado in farm country.
1975 ca.
1946 thumbnail picture
Artist's rendition of a tornado about to strike a school at the worst possible time while school buses are loading.
1975 ca.
1947 thumbnail picture
Chicken that escaped from a tornado with its skin but not all of its feathers.
1975 ca.
1948 thumbnail picture
Artwork for Project AEOLUS - Atmospheric Experiment on Orographic Flows Lee. Waves Upslope Snow Storms Severe Down Slope Wind Storms.
1949 thumbnail picture
Artist's conception of gust front and gust front detection system.

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