Tornado By Lindsey Endris

Tornado- A violently rotating wind storm having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud. 

Tornadoes are most common in an area of the Midwest called Tornado Alley.

Tornado Alley consists of the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, as well as parts of Texas

The costliest tornado in U.S. history occurred on May 22, 2011 in the town of Joplin, Missouri.

The Joplin tornado caused 161 deaths as well as $2.8 billion in damages.

The deadliest tornado in U.S. history was the Tri-State tornado which occurred on March 18, 1925.

The Tri-State tornado Formed in Ellington, MO and dissipated 3 1/2 hours later near Petersburg, IN, a distance of 219 miles. There were 695 fatalities.

The first successful tornado warning occurred in 1948 at Tinker AFB, OK.

Major Ernest J. Fawbush and Captain Robert C. Miller, two Air Force meteorologists are credited with making the first successful tornado warning.


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