Each year in the United States there are an average of 1,200 tornadoes that cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries. Myth: Windows should be opened before a tornado approaches to equalize pressure and minimize damage. Myth: If you are driving and a tornado is sighted, you should turn and drive at right angles to the storm. Never base important decisions on this or any weather information obtained from the Internet. Welcome to the Tornado Facts website, an educational resource with the latest and most credible facts on tornadoes and twisters. If you're ready to start researching tornado facts and information you can get started below.
Tornado Scale - Information on the Fujita and Enhanced Fujita tornado scale and rating system.

Glossary of Tornado Terms - Learn about all the terminology used when talking about tornadoes. Follow members of a National Geographic team as they careen into the hearts of storms and take a closer look at tornadoes and the phenomenal forces that drive them. Tornadoes peeled roofs off homes, tossed big-rigs in the air, and left flattened tractor trailers.
The peak months for tornadoes in Tennessee are March through May, but tornadoes can occur at anytime of the year.
A tornado near Yellowstone National Park left a path of destruction up and down a 10,000 foot mountain. Overpasses, ditches, and culverts may provide limited protection from a tornado, but your risk will be greatly reduced by moving inside a strong building. Our goal is to educate the public on tornadoes and through that education empower them with the knowledge they need during a tornado emergency.

As the research methods and techniques used to study tornadoes improve it's possible that the facts on our website could change.
We recommend bookmarking our website and checking it periodically to see if any tornado facts or tornado myths have been updated. If you know of any facts about tornados or myths that should appear on this site you can contact us.
Please remember tornadoes are extremely dangerous, only professional storm chasers should attempt to photograph or record them.

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