Joplin Tornado: The View From Space

The heart-breaking photos are those being taken on the ground today, of course, and there is a gallery of shots on the homefront of the devastation in Joplin, Mo., where a tornado ripped through on Sunday — killing, it’s feared, more than 100 people.

The view from hundreds of miles up in space is also awe-inspiring for how it shows the size of the storm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted them online, and they’re available for downloading Source

Deadly Tornado Strikes Joplin, Missouri The city of Joplin, MO is reeling today after a powerful tornado spun through a densely populated part of town. This image, from GOES East at 2345Z, shows the storm system moments before spawning the tornado, estimated to have struck shortly before 6:00 pm CST. Many houses, school buildings and the St. John Medical Center sustained major damage. Source

Is it a mere coincidence that we reported on UFOs above Missouri on May 7th and this disaster struck on Sunday the 22nd?