Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornados

The months of March through May are known as the Spring Severe Weather Season. A secondary Fall Severe Weather Season also exists from November through mid December. Our region is one of the few locations in the world that has two distinct severe weather seasons.

Tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with the ground. If the circulation is not on the ground, then it is defined as a funnel cloud. Tornadoes usually descend from thunderstorms. Wind speeds in tornadoes can range from 65 mph to 318 mph (the highest tornado wind speed ever recorded). Your safety depends on being constantly aware of the possibility of severe weather.


View the tornado safety video here.