Located in the central regions of the United States, Tornado Alley is an area with higher than average tornado activity. According to the National Climatic Data Center, Tornado Alley includes the states of Kansas, Oklaho... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

The central states that make up Tornado Alley are typically named to be Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, but also may include Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. Tornado Alley is a term created... More » Geography United States

Tornadoes are also called twisters, and the wind speed of extreme tornadoes can reach up to 300 miles per hour. The United States averages 1,200 tornadoes each year, which is more than any other country. Tornadoes that t... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms
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The most tornado-prone area in the United States is called "Tornado Alley," which is generally understood to include Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. Tornado Alley stretches up through the Midwest to Ontario. Southe... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

The largest concentration of tornadoes occur in Tornado Alley, which encompasses most of the Great Plains of the central United States. One quarter of the most significant tornadoes in the United States occur in Tornado ... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

There are numerous recorded instances of adults and children who have been physically lifted by a tornado and survived the experience. One case involved a young boy who was wearing a bike helmet when a 2011 tornado in Jo... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

The center of a tornado is known as the eye. It is the calmest area of the tornado, but it may contain some downward winds. More » Science Weather & Tides Storms