Tag: tornado

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

Full Size image   Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source: spc.noaa.gov) Here’s more about “tornado alley”, tornado facts, and how they form:   Also, a question for you… For those who live with …

Tornado Preparedness – What You Should Do If…

Preparedness for a tornado. During many months of the year, a large portion of the United States is at risk for tornadoes – as evidenced in the map above which shows tornado tracks from 1950 through 2011. Given the potentially massive destructive power of a tornado, the best preparedness is …

Tornado Season

Have you ever wondered when is ‘tornado season’ for different parts of the country? Tornado season occurs at different times for different regions of the United States. The season typically shifts northward from early spring into the mid summer months. The important thing to remember is that a tornado can …

Are Tornadoes More Deadly Today?

Many people believe that tornadoes are getting worse and/or more deadly than they have been before. Since we so often hear about severe weather, storms, and tornadoes in the news, one cannot help but wonder if things are getting worse. Here is some perspective regarding deadly tornadoes…

Tornadoes in 2012

Map of 2012 tornadoes (data through JUL 4) Press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘F5’ to refresh image since the last time you checked – will update throughout season The number of tornadoes during 2012 is continuing to increase. The peak number of tornadoes historically occurs in June. The tornado statistics are listed …