Tornado Alley Research Paper

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Introduction Rotating funnel-shaped clouds that can leave a mile wide damage path that can grow to fifty miles long (Tornado Facts and History). From May to early June, warnings and watches are put out to protect people from these powerful forces of nature. Understanding how they form and what to look for before one touches down can save the lives of many people. Looking into history, past tragic events can help future ones to be less tragic. The scale rating these tornadoes can show just how powerful nature can be. Explanation Tornadoes are deadly winds, rotating at up to two hundred and fifty plus miles per hour (Tornado Facts and History). These transparent clouds can be deadly in a matter of seconds. With clear skies behind them, these …show more content…
that experience a high frequency of tornadoes a year. In this region, typical tornadoes occur in late spring and early fall. Reported all over the world in places like Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia tornadoes can occur where ever you find thunderstorms (What Is a Tornado?). An estimated 1,000 tornadoes are reported every year in the United States. The U.S. is know as the most active area on earth for severe weather. Tornado Alley is the name made by the media for the broad area of relatively high tornado occurrence, but tornadoes can occur all over the world (Severe Weather 101). Places like Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and even New Zealand report tornadoes every year. No state is immune from tornadoes, but most occur in the deep south and in the broad, flat basin between the Rockies and the Appalachians (Weather Underground). Most frequently found in the United States, tornadoes occur in many parts of the world (All About Tornadoes). East of the Rocky Mountains, during the spring and summer months, 800 to 1,000 tornadoes are reported nationwide yearly. Resulting in 80 deaths and over 1,500 injuries, no other place in the entire world has this many …show more content…
More tornadoes strike the central United States than any other place in the world. The reason behind why Tornado Alley has so many tornadoes is from the flat farmland. Weather usually travels east during tornado season. Once is passes over the Rocky Mountains it cools down, then heats up quickly over Tornado Alley. It has the potential to develop into powerful thunderstorms. When do they happen Tornadoes can happen quickly, with little or no warning (Tornado Facts & History). Tornado season in the southern states is March through May. In the northern states it is late spring through early summer. Tornadoes can occur at any time, but are most likely to occur between 3 pm and 9 pm. Referring to the time of year the U.S. Has the most tornadoes, the peak of tornado season for the southern plains is during May into early June (Severe Weather 101). On the gulf coast, it 's during the spring and for the northern plains and upper Midwest, it is in June or July. Most tornadoes occur between 4-9 p.m., but tornadoes can happen any time of year day or night. Tornadoes during winter and early spring are associated with strong, frontal systems that form in the central United States then move east (All About

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