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3/11/2011 Otsuchi Japan Earthquake, Escape and Tsunami footage

New video in from Brian Barnes of StormTours who was in Otsuchi Japan which was near the Epicenter of the 9.0 Earthquake and north of the city of Sendai Japan.

3/10/2011 Minnesota Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

The magnetic field of the earth was struck by a Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun during the evening of March 10th, 2011.

Just after 11:15 P.M. the CME sparked very bright Northern Lights over Minnesota. The aurora was just a green glow on the horizon

until it looked like someone flipped a switch and turned on the lights to become bright enough to cast a shadow for a few minutes.

The Aurora event peaked about the same time as the earth quake in Japan before Midnight local time in Minnesota.

3/8/2011 Clarksville TX tornado and damage video

A super cell thunderstorm produced a large rain wrapped tornado that hit the town of Clarksville, TX today.  BNVN Weather Paparazzi Brandon Sullivan was in Clarksville, TX as the tornado hit the town causing significant damage. 

In the video from Brandon, it shows the significant damage in Clarksville, TX as he passes through town just moments after the tornado hit. House debris including shingles, wood, and insulation splatter the scene.

3/6/2011 Saint Cloud, MN area winter road nightmare

Heavy snow fell over central Minnesota this afternoon and caused numerous accidents along Minnesota Highway 10 just north of the city of Saint Cloud MN.

The east bound lanes of Highway 10 heading into the Twin Cities had to be shut down while rescue crews cleaned up a chain reaction pile up.

2/27/2011 Kay County Oklahoma Tornado and Hail

New video from Brandon Ivey of the tornado in Northern OK

2/24/2011 Monroe County, AR Damaging Wind

Today BNVN Weather Paparazzi Brandon Ivey was on a line of severe thunderstorms that barreled east along interstate 40 from Little Rock to the Tennessee border. Storms prompted several tornado warnings and severe thunder storm warnings that caused wind damage and several semi trucks to roll over on their sides in Monroe County.

At one point Brandon was in Lonoke County on highway 70 and was looking toward the west at a tornado warned storm. He said that there was no way for him to tell if their was a rain wrapped tornado under the meso with the very heavy precipitation.

Weekend update, ChaserCon and winter weather.

This past weekend was the National Storm Chaser Convention in Denver, CO.  While several of the BNVN videographers where at the convention, the winter weather did not take a break. 

BNVN freelancer Shannon Lupton documented the ice storm in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Update from BNVN crews in Crystal River Florida and the Manatee Video

We have just received an update from BNVN Sr.

02/09/2011 Springdale Arkansas winter storm footage.

In Northwest Arkansas they received four years worth of snow with this latest winter storm today. Storm reports from the National Weather Service show at least twenty inches of snow in Washington County.

BNVN Weather Paparazzi Brandon Sullivan was out in the winter storm today along Highway 412 in Far Eastern OK to Springdale, AR where he documented the extreme weather travel hazards.

2/8/2011 Harvey County Kansas Winter Storm Heavy Snow Footage

Brandon Ivey was documenting the winter storm in just north of Wichita, KS in the city of Newton, which at 13" of snow reported as of 9PM tonight and it was still snowing.

The footage shows the heavy snow coming down while people are tyring to make it around the city as road crews try to clear the snow off the roads. More snow is expected tonight and tomorrow over southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Wichita, KS area until Noon on Wednesday.


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