Tornado Amazing Weather Facts
Tornado winds are the fastest winds on Earth..
3 out of every 4 tornadoes in the world happen in the United States.
A typical tornado only lasts for a few minutes.
Each year, about a thousand tornadoes touch down in the United States, far more than any other country.
Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.
A tornado traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake Champlain.
One South Dakota tornado was observed hovering in a field for 45 minutes.
In 1967, Hurricane Beulah unleased 115 tornadoes over Texas.
The tornado is the most violent of all earth's storms.
The average lifespan of a tornado is less than 15 minutes.
Hurricane Hilda struck Louisiana spawning many tornadoes, and claimed twenty-two lives
The first killer tornado of record in October in Connecticut destroyed sixteen vintage aircraft at the Bradley Air Museum in Windsor Locks. The tornado damaged more than one hundred homes causing 200 million dollars damage. Three persons were killed, and 500 others were injured.
Three tornadoes spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Gracie killed 12 persons at Ivy VA.
A tornado 440 yards in width traveled twenty miles from near Hollow OK to western Cherokee County KS. Although a strong tornado, it was very slow moving, and gave a tremendous warning roar, and as a result no one was killed.
A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as though nothing had happened.
An outbreak of tornadoes from Oklahoma to Indiana caused 81 deaths and 25 million dollars damage. A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.