Tornado Facts & Information

Tornados are mysterious entities, and we have compiled the following tornado facts to help you learn more.

  • A tornado is only a tornado if it’s in contact with the ground. Otherwise, it’s a funnel.
  • Tornados can be nearly invisible, marked only by swirling debris at the base of the funnel.
  • Close to 1,000 tornados are reported every year in the United States.
  • Most, but not all, tornados in the northern hemisphere spin counter-clockwise, or cyclonically.
  • Leave the windows alone when a tornado is coming. It’s a myth that tornados causes houses to explode due to changes of air pressure.
  • Tornados strike with incredible velocity. Wind speeds may approach 300 miles per hour.
  • Oklahoma City has been hit by more tornados than any other city in the U.S. based on current tornado information.

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