STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Are You Tornado Prone?
After last weeks first tornado outbreak of the season produced yet another tornado in the city of Moore, Oklahoma, there has been much speculation as to why Moore seems to have become be a tornado tar... Posted on 3/31/15 at 11:57 PM
Communication in the 1600s and 1700s was so poor that only a very few people had any chance to see or even hear about one. When a tornado did happen, it was always “without warning” and must have seemed more like a mythical beast than a severe thunderstorm.
After last week’s first tornado outbreak of the season produced yet another tornado in the city of Moore, Okla., there has been much speculation as to why Moore seems to have become be a tornado target in recent years.
Some have speculated it could be a subtle feature of geography; a combination of the slope of the land and proximity to urban areas causing natural enhancements to thunderstorm inflow.
March is typically one of the peak months for tornadoes in the United States.
Though rare so early in our region, it is common for there to be big outbreaks in March across the Southern Plains or the Southeast.
The third time was definitely not the charm for Terry and Janet Carlson of Parkers Prairie. The tornado that ripped through parts of Douglas and Otter Tail counties last Thursday, leaving behind a massive path of destruction, wasn’t the couple’s first tornado.
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