Over at NOAA's Environmental VIsualization Laboratory – motto: Fulfilling meteorological dreams you didn't even know you had – there is an impressive video of our record-setting stormy April, from start to finish. It was compiled using GOES-East infrared satellite imagery and shows seven different huge tornado outbreaks.
Each tornado is marked with a red dot. Toward the end of the video you'll see an angry nest of red dots appearing in the South, representing the month's worst outbreak that generated more than 300 tornadoes from April 25 to April 28. The 180 reported storms during the 2011 Super Outbreak killed at least 340 people and left destruction that's still barely cleaned up. To find out how you can help, check Alex Liggitt's guide to donations and charities.