When Does Tornado Occur

A tornado is a violent, churning maelstrom of swirling winds sometimes filled with debris and garbage, which destroys everything in its path. Every year, hundreds of people are killed by tornadoes. They are one of the most powerful and unpredictable forces of nature, which can often strike without warning taking innocent people as a complete surprise.

Tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, but they occur more often in the central plains of the United States during the spring and summer months. Over 800 tornadoes are reported resulting in 80 deaths and almost 1500 persons injured in an average year.


These super cell thunderstorms are due to a unique combination of cold air from the north, the warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to the south and dry air from the desert south-west. Sustained by high winds, these components can form a super cell thunderstorms that can produce a tornado.

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