Tornado Season


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Tornado Season

Tornado

Tornadoes can occur at any time of the year.  In the southern states, peak tornado occurrence is in March through May, while peak months in northern states are during the summer.

Tornadoes are most likely between 3 and 9 p.m. but have been known to occur at all hours.

Tornadoes are most common in spring and least common in winter. Since autumn and spring are transitional periods (warm to cool and vice versa) there are more chances of cooler air meeting with warmer air, resulting in thunderstorms.

Tornado Alley in the Midwest

By , About.com Guide

Jun 18 2008

April through June is tornado season across most of the United States.

While 90% of tornadoes strike in the United States due to storms created by dry cool polar air from Canada which meets warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, tornadoes actually strike around the world. About 800-1200 tornadoes occur in the U.S. each year although most occur in uninhabited areas. A large proportion of United States tornadoes strike in an area known as Tornado Alley, which stretches from northwest Texas, across Oklahoma and Kansas.

Tornadoes form a circular column of low pressure (up to about 100 millibars lower than the surrounding air) which has very fast wind circling around it at speeds of 200 to 500 miles per hour. These 450-1800 foot wide columns can drive straw into wood and wood into metal as they create their path of destruction.

Tornadoes, also known as twisters, usually move at about 15 to 30 miles per hour towards the northeast and last from a few minutes to as long as eight hours. Tornadoes kill about 90 people each year in the United States and are the most destructive of any local atmospheric disturbance. The wind, not the low pressure, associated with a tornado is what causes the damage, which can made a city look like it was bombed (experts advise against opening windows when a tornado approaches).

The Online Tornado FAQ (by Roger Edwards, SPC)

A MAN FILMS AN EF-5 TORNADO HITTING TRAILERS 

ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIM. HE ALSO GETS HIT BY LIGHTNING

INCREDIBLE TORNADO VIDEO!! May 4, 2007 – Ellis Co., OK

yuy walks out with his camera in the mddle of a tornado.

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21 Responses to Tornado Season

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  2. Moises says:

    my biggest question of all is what would happen if a tornadoe grabed some one what would it do … would it make them to peaces … take them all the way to the sky or pick them up and throw them some where, where they never would be found..

    • vicky says:

      it would pick them up and throw them, like it does with the debris it picks up along the way. with tornadoes such as these, waterspouts, theyre known to pick up fish and throw them far away from where the tornado actually was

    • NE14GOLF says:

      If you were sucked up by a tornado, you would more than likely be killed by debris hitting you and going through you than by anything else. There are instances where they say animals have been carried distances by a tornado and put back down with minor injuries. One thing to remember about tornadoes, they can do very strange things. They will destroy a house and leave a fragile vase sitting on a table or leave a flower pot sitting on a railing. They’ll take a car and throw it into a tree and the tricycle that was next to the car won’t be moved.

  3. nickie says:

    thatnk u for these pix they are really going to help me on my debate tomoro

  4. nickie says:

    witch is more destructive? winds (tornados) or tusominis/

  5. dummidumbwit says:

    Tsunami;s are worse, they usually have Volcanos or Earthquakes behind them, but Oklahoma can have dozens of tornandos in a single storm, so it depends, but individually Tsunamis are worse I would think?

  6. i would like to go through a tornado and survive it it would be cool and i would be rich and by the way i am on turn back time:the high street bbc1 9.00-10.00 plz watch it i am the backers daughter the oldest one lol

  7. dummidumbwit says:

    Make sure you don’t land on Christine O’Donnel, but if God forbid you do, snag her shoes, put em on, click your heels 3 times and say there’s no place like home several times with your eyes closed??

  8. sameshia reed says:

    this is very crazy i wouldnt want this to happen to me this is so sad that tornadoes come in different ways i would be scared if a tornadoe come like this be safe!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  9. kelsey says:

    i am scared of torndoes

  10. kelsey says:

    is anyone else scared?

    • dummidumbwit says:

      I live in a moraine and in theory and so far they never hit here, all around hee but not here??

    • Nick says:

      yes, i am scared of tornadoe’s but i live in upstate newyork so we arent that worried than southern states but one day the sky was dark and was pouring and thought there was going to be a tornado but there was no *tornado*

  11. kelsey says:

    i live in madison county and we dont ever have tornadoes.

  12. vicky says:

    i live in nj and theres rarely tornadoes here. i’ve never seen one here but i go out to oklahoma and chase them as a hobby. these are awesome pictures!

  13. levi says:

    im glad we dont have those stuff in Trinidad

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