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NOAA is the United States government agency responsible for weather and climate monitoring, including the National Weather Service (NWS) division.  The National Weather Service includes the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), which is tasked with "chasing" storms to get close-up radar, visual, and post-event damage observations.

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Dodge Grand Caravan - NOAA NSSL Instrument Van National Severe Storms Laboratory
Grand Caravan

A cluster of lightning over a US National Severe Storms Lab Probe minivan which measures weather statistics as it travels through storms. (NOAA)
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Crushed Pontiac Sunbird Pontiac Sunbird
A house on the southern tip of Charleston fared well during the storm However, the car was not as lucky After passage of Hurricane Hugo
Image ID: wea00478, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: National Hurricane Center
View photo of Crushed Pontiac Sunbird - 2.3MB
Hugomobile "Hugomobile"
Like a phoenix, humor rises from the devastation of Hugo The human spirit was not beat by Hugo
Image ID: wea00480, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: Late September, 1989
Photographer: Ron Kuhn, NOAA
View photo of Hugomobile - 2.4MB
Hurricane Andrew Damage Hurricane Andrew - Two vehicles remain in garage but overturned by force of wind
Image ID: wea00532, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
View photo of Hurricane Andrew Damage - 309KB
Hurricane Andrew Damage Hurricane Andrew - Vehicle picked and deposited on wall and other vehicle Vehicles belonged to CNN reporter and Hurricane Center employee Hurricane Center employee learned of damage to vehicle watching CNN
Image ID: wea00547, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
View photo of Hurricane Andrew Damage - 289KB
Hurricane Andrew Damage Hurricane Andrew - Concrete tie beam deposited on a car
Image ID: wea00555, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
View photo of Hurricane Andrew Damage - 370KB
Hurricane Camille Damage - Rambler American in front of Texaco Rambler American in front of Texaco
The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Image ID: wea00593, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Mississippi, Biloxi
Photo Date: 1969, August 17
View photo of Hurricane Camille Damage - Rambler American in front of Texaco - 1.3MB
Hurricane Camille Damage The aftermath of Hurricane Camille
Image ID: wea00598, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Mississippi, Biloxi
Photo Date: 1969, August 17
View photo of Hurricane Camille Damage - 1.3MB
Rapid City, South Dakota Flood A heap of cars carried downstream by the force of a great flash flood
Image ID: wea00703, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Photo Date: June 10, 1972
View photo of Rapid City, South Dakota Flood - 2.6MB
Georgia Flash Flood Station Wagon Twisted remains of a vehicle and other debris following a flash flood
Image ID: wea00704, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Toccoa, Georgia
Photo Date: November, 1977
Photographer: Mr. Glenn Schwartz
View photo of Georgia Flash Flood Station Wagon - 2.4MB
Georgia Flash Flood Car Trailer, vehicle, and utility pole in jumbled pile following a flash flood
Image ID: wea00704, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Toccoa, Georgia
Photo Date: November, 1977
Photographer: Mr. Glenn Schwartz
View photo of Georgia Flash Flood Car - 2.2MB
Hurricane Betsy Flooded Street Helicopter hovers over flooded area following passage of Hurricane Betsy 164,000 homes were flooded in this storm Small loss of life as residents heeded warnings
Image ID: wea00711, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Photo Date: September, 1965
Photographer: R. Vetter of the American Red Cross
View photo of Hurricane Betsy Flooded Street - 2.2MB
Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Blanche Avenue at Mounds, Illinois on the Ohio River March 29, 1927 - river stage at Cairo, Illinois., 52.8 feet From: "The Floods of 1927 in the Mississippi Basin", Frankenfeld, H.C., 1927 Monthly Weather Review Supplement No. 29
View photo of Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 - 413KB
Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Highway between Mounds, Illinois, and Cairo Illinois, March 25, 1927 - river stage at Cairo, Illinois., 52.8 feet From: "The Floods of 1927 in the Mississippi Basin", Frankenfeld, H.C., 1927 Monthly Weather Review Supplement No. 29
Image ID: wea00735, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photographer: Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS
View photo of Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 - 421KB
Holman Municipal Airport Flood Flooding at Holman Municipal Airport sometime in the 1940's.
Image ID: wea00745, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Photographer: Archival Photography by Steve Nicklas, NOS, NGS
View photo of Holman Municipal Airport Flood - 1.1MB
Car Buried in Snow Red Cross workers search for victims buried in cars following snowfall during the Blizzard of "77." Only about 12 inches of new snow fell during this event but high winds coupled with existing snow in western New York and accumulated snow on the surface of frozen Lake Erie combined to cause major difficulties.
Image ID: wea00952, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: New York, Buffalo
Photo Date: February, 1977
Photographer: American Red Cross
View photo of Car Buried in Snow - 2.3MB
Calumet Expressway in 1967 Snowstorm Super snowstorm paralyzed Chicago. Calumet Expressway near 138th.
Image ID: wea00953, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Illinois, Chicago
Photo Date: January 26-27, 1967
View photo of Calumet Expressway in 1967 Snowstorm - 2.3MB
Telephone Linesmen, ice-covered wires, and car "Why telephone service failed." Linesmen with telephone wire covered with at least 3 inches of ice.In: "The Realm of the Air" by Charles F. Talman, 1931. Library Call Number M/0030 T151r.
Image ID: wea00978, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
View photo of Telephone Linesmen, ice-covered wires, and car - 598KB
Ford Ranger in Swimming Pool Ford Ranger
Pickup truck thrown into swimming pool by the Bartow-Cherokee-Pickens EF3 tornado in Bartow County.
Image ID: wea01517, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Georgia, Northwest
Photo Date: 2011 April 27
Credit: NOAA/NWS/Atlanta National Weather Service Forecast Office
View photo of Ford Ranger in Swimming Pool - 840KB
Car on it's side in destroyed house Remains of a house hear the EF4 tornado damage. A family survived the tornado by taking shelter in this bathroom - the only room left standing. Catoosa tornado.
Image ID: wea01522, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Georgia, Northwest
Photo Date: 2011 April 27 8:15 P.M.
Credit: NOAA/NWS/Atlanta National Weather Service Forecast Office
View photo of Car on it's side in destroyed house - 1.3MB
Chevrolet Express Van Chevrolet Express
Damage to home in the Weldon Road area of Monroe County by an EF3 maximum strength tornado that struck Pike, Lamar, Monroe, and Butts Counties.
Image ID: wea01528, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Georgia, Northwest
Photo Date: 2011 April 28 12:38 A.M.
Credit: NOAA/NWS/Atlanta National Weather Service Forecast Office
View photo of Chevrolet Express Van - 1.2MB
School Bus Thrown by Tornado School bus tossed into private garage. Super Tornado Outbreak of April 3, 1974.
Image ID: wea01602, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Kentucky, Brandenburg
Photo Date: 1974, April
View photo of School Bus Thrown by Tornado - 3.1MB
Columbus Ohio Fire Engine Co. 10 Fire engine from Engine Company No. 10 caught in flood.
Image ID: wea01768, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Ohio, Columbus
Photo Date: 1913 March 25
Credit: Mr. Steve Holt, Mitretek Systems
View photo of Columbus Ohio Fire Engine Co. 10 - 1.5MB
Chicago Avenue in Columbus Ohio Chicago Avenue with automobiles.
Image ID: wea01793, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Ohio, Columbus
Photo Date: 1913 March 25 or 26, 1913
Credit: Mr. Steve Holt, Mitretek Systems
View photo of Chicago Avenue in Columbus Ohio - 1.4MB
Water on Pavement Sign Sign states the obvious. Maybe the sign was put up on a more benign day.
Image ID: wea01796, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: 1960 circa
Credit: NOAA Legacy Photo
View photo of Water on Pavement Sign - 5.1MB
Jeep on Snowy Road The surprise October record snowfall
Image ID: wea01985, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Photo Date: 2011 October 29
Credit: Kevin Shaw NOAA/NOS/OCS
View photo of Jeep on Snowy Road - 7.6MB


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