Tornado Alley Headlines
What's the #1 most dangerous aspect of chasing tornadoes? It's not the tornado itself.
You're at the local shopping mall with your kids, and you hear there's a tornado taking aim. What do you do, and where would you go?
You're driving in town, and you see a tornado in the distance. What do you do, and where would you go?
You're at home and you hear the news on TV that a tornado is heading for your neighborhood. You've got at least 3 minutes to get yourself, your kids and pets into the safest part of your home. Where do you go, and what do you do?
Check out WXYZ.com's special feature - Tornado Alley. Learn all about tornados and follow the chasers across the country as they track down storms.
Do tornadoes skip? Experts say no. Sometimes a tornado's damage path appears irregular, leaving some buildings demolished but others in the same path relatively undamaged. This gives the impression the funnel skipped over the less-damaged buildings.
Since tornadoes are so elusive and so violent, it's almost impossible to get accurate wind speeds from inside the funnel. So scientists have developed a scale that allows an estimate of a tornado's wind speed by examining the damage left behind.