Today is: -- It is currently: EDT

Startling Tornado Statistics

(Source: NWS)

  • More tornadoes are reported in the United States than anywhere else in the world.
  • Tornadoes are most frequent in the Midwest.
  • Tornadoes occur most often in the late afternoon or evening, and in the Spring. But they can occur at any time of the day and in any season.
  • Wind speeds in a tornado may exceed 300 miles per hour.
  • An average of 100,000 thunderstorms occur each year in the United States. About 1,300 tornadoes develop from these storms.

So, if a tornado watch or warning is issued in the fall or winter months,
it should be taken seriously, just as in spring or summer!!!!!

Go to top