Satellite images give the lie to claim that the deadly Branson thunderstorm “came out of nowhere”

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Weather forecasts and remote sensing imagery show that the Branson duck boat tragedy was avoidable

The duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri, was made all the more horrible by the fact that it was completely avoidable.

While Jim Pattison Jr., president of the company that owns Ride the Ducks Branson, claimed the storm “came out of nowhere,� nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, a severe thunderstorm watch had been issued by the National Weather Service at 11:20 a.m. Centr

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