The Raider Wire

ER-0 Tornado Enters Cobb County

Here is a tree that fell on a two-story home because of high winds
Source: National Weather Service

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

On Jan. 12, a tornado touched down in Paulding county and crossed to Cobb, making it the first tornado and major storm in Georgia of the new decade, and around one of the 30 to 40 tornados that Cobb county has seen since the 1950s.  Although it was only an EF-0 and didn’t do much damage besides...

Australia’s Deadly Wildfires have Killed 1 Billion Native Wildlife Animals

Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk helping a koala to safety. At least 25,000 koalas have died in the past month. (Photo by David Mariuz)

Daphni Torres, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Throughout the course of over a month since December of 2019, Australia has been experiencing severe wildfires caused by record-breaking temperatures and drastic periods of drought.  A natural weather phenomenon called The Indian Ocean Dipole has caused a hot, dry spell across Australia, resulti...

Potential Tornadoes Headed for Georgia

Damage caused by tornadoes that swept through the southeast, injuring dozens. (Photo by Alicia Devine.)

Daphni Torres, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

On March 9, catastrophic tornadoes hit major cities in Alabama, Florida and even parts of Georgia. These tornadoes caused massive injuries and killed at least 23 people in total. They were caused by severe weather outbreaks in the neighboring states and continued to bring rainy weather in the following ...

Winter Report — Massive Snowstorm Shakes up East Coast

Residents of a North Forsyth neighborhood awoke to a pleasant surprise of snow on Saturday morning.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

On the weekend of January 22nd, a major blizzard swept through the East Coast, dumping snow over 60 million people, all the way from Massachusetts to Georgia. Shepherdstown, a city in West Virginia, got 42 inches of snow from the storm. As of now, there are 28 deaths due to the storm. However that number...

El Niño 2015 May Be The Largest One Yet

El Nino goes into affect quickly, already starting the process that may kill thousands. The storm is caused by the red line (heating of the water) and effect the whole planet.

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

If you are not aware of El Niño, you will be soon. After 18 years, the infamous El Niño is returning, but this time, possibly twice as strong. Preparations are being made. “El Niño” is a global weather event that takes place repeatedly, although several years apart, and consists of the abnormal warming of water near the equator. This res...

Cloudy Over Georgia

The northern mountains of Georgia are a spectacular sight no matter what type of weather covers them. Despite the heavy wind, light cloud cover, and forty degree temperature, the view over Georgia still demands appreciation.

Ben Strube, Online Design Editor

April 8, 2014


Two inches caused the end of days.

Bim Peacock, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014

The 28th of January sparked an utter fear of fluffy white powder in the North Atlanta area.  The day before, newscasters had pronounced that there was little to no chance of snow within the vicinity.  They may have been right, if the frozen storm hadn’t altered direction last minute.  Early Tuesday ...

Cyclone Cleopatra

Flooding from Cyclone Cleopatra in Sardinia has damaged roads, bridges, and buildings, and has lead to the death of multiple people

Sam Dobrotka, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

On Monday September 18th, heavy rains hit the Mediterranean island of Sardinia and killed 17 people. In a span of 24 hours, there was about half the amount of average rainfall for a year. Severe flooding was reported over much of the island, many roads were closed, and a few thousand people were displaced. This type of storm is extremely rar...

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