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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Tornadoes are formed when hot air and cold air meet in a powerful storm, and the warm air begins spiralling upward, creating a funnel cloud. This funnel cloud forces objects on the ground and in the air around and upward... More »

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According to The Weather Channel, a tornado is "a violently rotating column of air that stretches from a cloud to the Earth's surface." The source also states that tornadoes are "the most destructive of all storm-scale a... More »

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Strong warm updrafts carrying large amounts of moisture interacting with fast-moving cool, dry winds above cause tornadoes when the two air currents begin to swirl around each other and reorient toward the ground. The mo... More »

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