Tornadoes rarely occur in California because of the state's dry climate and low thunderstorm rate. According to the Tornado Project, California experienced approximately 300 tornadoes between 1950 and 2014. Californian t... More »

According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the conditions that can spawn a tornado occur so suddenly that accurately predicting a tornado more than a few minutes ahead of time is extremely di... More »

Tornadoes happen when warm, moist air masses and cold, dry air masses collide to cause large thunderstorms. Not all thunderstorms produce tornadoes, and scientists are not certain which factors are directly responsible f... More »

The state sales and use tax rate for California is 7.5 percent as of June 2015, states the California Board of Equalization. Individual income tax rates range from 1 percent to 12.3 percent, and the alternative minimum t... More »

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California comprises 155,779 square miles of land, making it the third largest American state behind Alaska and Texas. It is divided into 58 counties and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east and Arizona... More »

According to the US Department of Energy, the main equipment used to predict tornadoes is the Doppler radar system. Doppler radar can measure wind velocity, direction of the wind inside the storm and the predicted rainfa... More »

The only significant similarity between tornadoes and hurricanes is that they both produce high-speed winds. Tornadoes form as the result of lingering strong vertical wind velocity and vertical temperature changes. Hurri... More »