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Ian Livingston
Works at The Washington Post
Attended University of Connecticut
Lives in Washington, DC
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A look at how the Katie OK EF4 #tornado came together.
Despite minimal attention in the lead up, May 9 ended up producing about two dozen tornadoes, including the first violent one of the year.
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There were plenty of visually impressive tornadoes this year.
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Best known for being a Category 5 monster that inundated New Orleans, five dozen twisters also scoured the landscape during Katrina.
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You might expect a volley of violent tornadoes in the Plains or the South, but not in Pennsylvania and surrounds. This event stands out for the country as a whole, and was truly exceptional for whe...
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While these spinny winds are not unique to our country, they are very much a part of the American experience.
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Despite a near-normal heart of tornado season in 2015, it’s become another year remembered for its lack of activity. <!-- Social Buttons Generated by Digg Digg plugin v5.3.6, Author : B…
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June is typically the final month of peak tornado activity in any given year. What it often lacks in huge outbreaks, it makes up in consistency of days with tornadoes.
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While much of the week was fairly tame, it was book ended by larger events. Looks like more tornadoes are ahead.
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Introduction
My day job involves tracking and researching conflict, mainly in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. I also do some general defense and U.S. foreign policy work.

In my spare time I enjoy watching and studying the weather, in addition to more normal human activities.

Communication through writing and photography are my passions, though I've always been a tech nerd as well.
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  • University of Connecticut
    Political Science, 2000 - 2005
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Solving the world's ills one county thing at a time.
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  • The Washington Post
    Capital Weather Gang forecaster and photographer, 2009 - present
  • The Brookings Institution
    Senior Research Assistant, 2009 - present
  • The Brookings Institution
    Communications and Web Coordinator, 2006 - 2008
  • Capital Weather LLC
    Photographer, 2006 - 2009
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Top U.S. tornado videos of 2015
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There were plenty of visually impressive tornadoes this year.

November 2015 High Plains tornado outbreak was rare and historic for the...
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The 10 best songs with tornado lyrics
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If you’re into tornadoes, you have to listen to these songs at least once.

EF3 and stronger tornadoes are running near historic lows in 2015
www.ustornadoes.com

Despite a near-normal heart of tornado season in 2015, it’s become another year remembered for its lack of activity.

Here’s where tornadoes typically form in September across the United States
www.ustornadoes.com

Tornado territory begins to noticeably shrink as fall arrives across the country. Tropical systems can spell big trouble.

Hurricane Katrina also caused a tornado outbreak
www.ustornadoes.com

Best known for being a Category 5 monster that inundated New Orleans, five dozen twisters also scoured the landscape during Katrina.

Here’s where tornadoes typically form in June across the United States
www.ustornadoes.com

June is typically the final month of peak tornado activity in any given year. What it often lacks in huge outbreaks, it makes up in consiste

May 31, 1985: A tornado outbreak out of place
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You might expect a volley of violent tornadoes in the Plains or the South, but not in Pennsylvania and surrounds. This event stands out for

May continues being May by delivering waves of tornadoes
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While much of the week was fairly tame, it was book ended by larger events. Looks like more tornadoes are ahead.

The largest tornado outbreaks of 2015
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Everything you need to know about the year's biggest tornado outbreaks.

Tornado Threat Forecast: May 11-17, 2015
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A brief lull in tornado activity is expected over the next few days, but another potential outbreak is in the works for Saturday.

May starts the most active for tornadoes in at least five years, and it ...
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Now matter how you slice it, the first full week of May 2015 was a big one for tornadoes.

Videos from the May 9, 2015 tornado outbreak
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This outbreak had some issues, but it still ended up performing quite strongly. Several dozen tornadoes dropped across the southern and cent

Videos from the May 6, 2015 Plains tornado outbreak
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The first significant tornado outbreak of 2015 brought tornado activity to a region spanning from Nebraska to Texas.

Sleepy end to April despite near-normal monthly tornado numbers; May com...
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As much as April kept on sending storms, we probably should have expected the break that arrived. How long will it last?

April tornado numbers keep climbing, but a quiet finish is ahead
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Last week was full of storms, and quite a few tornadoes as well. Twisters are set to take a break as we close the month and start May.

The month with the most tornadoes by county
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Tornadoes occur throughout the year. Find out when your county's peak month is.

To wedge or not to wedge? Tornado types include many shapes and sizes.
www.ustornadoes.com

The term "wedge" has become popularized, but they only make up a fraction of tornadoes. Have a look at the varied forms tornadoes can take.

Palm Sunday 1965: Southern Great Lakes ravaged by one of the worst torna...
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On April 11, 1965, and over a time span of approximately 12 hours, one of the most infamous tornado events in United States history took pla

Tornado Threat Forecast: April 6-12, 2015
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It's spring and we are back with bi-weekly forecasts for the 2015 tornado season! I'll be keeping to the same format as last year, running n