Here in the
Midwest it is tornado
season, and we are being prepared by the meteorologists in our area for the danger. When I was a kid I lived in the country, and
we stood in the yard to watch the tornadoes.
It is not something one should do, but back then we didn't understand
how dangerous tornadoes could be.
Most of us having listened to our forecasters have a good idea of what causes tornadoes, but just in case you haven't paid attention I have listed a simple explanation below.
Tornadoes are caused by unstable air in the atmosphere. The lower atmosphere tends to be warmer than normal while the upper atmosphere tends to be cooler than usual. The varying temperatures combine with unstable wind speeds to make a tornado.
Where is tornado alley? Below is a photo of tornado alley.
None more so than what's classified as Tornado Alley by the
. On a smaller scale there also exists Dixie
Alley in the south, Hoosier Alley in the upper National
Climatic Data Center , and out east the Carolina
Alley. Every state in the contiguous Ohio
has recorded at least one tornado since 1950, these regions of host the
greatest threat in any given year. U.S.
Stay safe and pay attention to your weather forecasters. Have a great week and see you back here next Sunday.
Sandra K. Marshall, author@ Eirelander Publishing