Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:07:32 GMT
A section of Highway 74 west, west of Shelby, is shut down after two tractor trailers collided, causing quite a mess. Authorities say one truck carrying paper products was fishtailing near the intersectionMore >>
A section of U.S. Highway 74 west, west of Shelby, is shut down after two tractor trailers collided, causing quite a mess.More >>
The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More >>
An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly...More >>
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Two more private-equity firms have surfaced as possible suitors for Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal. Cerberus Capital Management LP is considering a number ofMore >>
Two more private-equity firms have surfaced as possible suitors for Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal.More >>
A picture taken of one of the storms in Mecklenburg county yesterday looks particularly ominous. It had several viewers asking, "If this wasn't a tornado, what was it?"
The lowering you're seeing is likely what is known as a wall cloud. Thunderstorms develop when warm, moist air rises. Eventually it cannot rise anymore, and spreads out in the upper levels. More air rushes in to replace that spreading air, and sometimes very humid rain-cooled air is pulled into the storm. Since it condenses more quickly than the warmer air, you will see it lower in the sky.
They are often slanted, and are often resemble tornadoes at first glance.
Sometimes, wall clouds rotate, making them look even more like twisters. If there is significant rotation, tornadoes can develop from the wall clouds.
If you see one, regardless of whether or not it spawns a tornado, you should take that storm seriously. A storm strong enough to produce a wall cloud will likely have strong, potentially damaging winds or large hail.
To look at other photos from Monday's storms, or to submit your own, click here.