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Old 04-24-2007, 02:40 AM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON"*"CHRISTE ELEISON"
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HELLO EVERYONE!

Does anyone know which are the TORNADO states?
Which of these states are worse than the others?
And what time of the year do they tend to strike?
Thank you so much!
Countrylv22
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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If you've ever heard of Tornado Alley, those are the ones that are usually the worst. Oklahoma normally gets hit REALLY hard.

However, if the conditions are right you can technically get a tornado anywhere. You don't really see them on the west coast because the mountains block most of the air currents and conditions that produces them.

The states in the middle of the United States are at most risk because the 2 sets of mountains that surround them. So in turn it actually causes the chances for them to be greater.

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Southeast Kansas
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Being from tornado alley myself....

Oklahoma, Kansas,Nebraska, Arkansaw, Missouri, Texas..right down the center of these states...is considered tornado alley...

And...Nebraska is having some really nasty weather now....we are due to start having some nasty weather tomorrow afternoon and night...
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:36 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I posted this in another thread. It contains a map.

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/tornadoes.shtm (broken link)
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Here is another link that tells about the tornadoes per state as well as much more information.

http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado.html
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: STL
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We get them allll the time in Missouri, but not really in the major cities, in the outskirts and country. Buy a house with a basement to run to. I have been in one tornado in 23 years. And I was driving on the highway at the time.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Spring is prime season for tornados.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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We had an outbreak last March 12/13th of 2006, four tornadoes somewhere on the ground around Springfield simultaneously. I was terrified.
However none so far this Spring. Perhaps because April was so cold and we had deep freezes for two weeks down to 18F.
But they're not that common, though watches are fairly common. It seems here a lot of what becomes bad weather to the east develops over Kansas and then growls over us before getting nasty further east in Central and Eastern Missouri.
But most states can get tornadoes. Alabama and Florida just had terrible tornadoes, Arkansas often gets them, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Eastern Colorado, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, sometimes Minnesota and Wisconsin and then moving east through Illinois and Indiana are very active.
The possibility covers a huge area of the country, but chances are you will never be affected.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON"*"CHRISTE ELEISON"
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Thumbs up To Ronzou! Thank You!

Thank you so much on the TORNADO ALLEY explanation & input!
I truly appreciate it!
Have a SAFE ONE!

Countrylv22
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON"*"CHRISTE ELEISON"
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Thumbs up To Ellie ! Thank You!

HELLO ELLIE!

Thank you for the link! I will look into it!

Countrylv22
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