Springfield, MA tornado which sucked water from a local river gets EF-3 rating on a scale of 5 (intensity map, kmz, pictures)

Springfield tornado is now officially rated as an EF-3 on a scale of 5. An EF-3 event can easily level strong frame homes. The Joplin, Missouri tornado was an EF-5, or “devastating”. Intensity map of the Springfield tornado path, similar to the Joplin tornado path map, including KMZ. For now, here are some detailed pictures of the Westfield-Springfield tornado path, starting with this phenomenal video clip of the tornado sucking water from a river.

 

Springfield MA tornado path. Click on the image for interactive Google Maps/Earth View. Click Earth button for 3d View.
Springfield MA tornado path. Click on the image for interactive Google Maps/Earth View. Click Earth button for 3d View.

Path is tentative. Help us improve it by editing this map http://matei.org/url/16g . Changes operated to that map will be immediately reflected here

Monson/Briemfield MA section of Westfield/Springfield Tornado June 2011
Monson/Brimfield MA section of Westfield/Springfield Tornado June 2011

 

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei – Professor of Communication at Purdue University – studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei’s teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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