Tornado Facts – Interesting Facts About Tornadoes

Interesting Tornado Facts

Tornadoes are not visible until dust and debris is picked up or a cloud forms within the funnel.

On an average there are around 1200 tornadoes per year in U.S.

Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Florida are the U.S. States that are most often hit by tornadoes.

A tornado is grey in color, resembling an elephant’s trunk swaying down from the clouds to touch the ground.

A tornado is only a tornado if it touches the ground. Otherwise it is known as funnel.

Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3pm and 9pm.

Tornadoes often occur from early spring through mid-summer.

May is the month in which most tornadoes occur, followed by June.

Tornadoes occur when a warm front meets a cold front, forming a thunderstorm, which can spawn 1 or more of these.

Tornadoes accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.