- 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.