News tagged with tornado alley

No tornadoes reported anywhere across US in March

With only about two-dozen twisters recorded so far this year during a period when 100 or more are typical, the U.S. appears to be in a tornado drought as cool, stable air prevents the ingredients of the violent storms from ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Environment
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Tornadoes occurring earlier in 'Tornado Alley'

Peak tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains of the United States is occurring up to two weeks earlier than it did half a century ago, according to a new study whose findings could help states in "Tornado ...

dateSep 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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No rest for the tornado

( —Do tornadoes take the weekends off? Researchers from NC State University examined the question of the connection between tornado frequency and aerosol pollution, and found that any link between the two is tenuous ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones

At the time it premiered, the film "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. Oklahoma State ...

dateJun 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Moore tornado a rarity, experts say

Tornados, among the most violent of atmospheric storms, rarely reach the size and brutality of the twister that swept through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday, experts say.

dateMay 21, 2013 in Environment
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