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Texas averages 125 tornadoes every year- more than any other state. Oklahoma comes in second with an average of 57 per year. Twisters can occur at any time of year but spring and summer are considered tornado season around here. And while tornadoes can happen at any time of day, they’re most likely to occur between 3 and 9 p.m. So when your afternoon talk show or evening sitcom is interrupted for a tornado watch or warning- pay attention and don’t go outside!

When a tornado watch or warning has been issued, look out for: 
  • Dark, often greenish sky
  • Wall cloud
  • Large hail
  • Loud roar; similar to a freight train
  • Some tornadoes appear as a visible funnel extending only partially to the ground
  • Look for signs of debris below the visible funnel
  • Tornadoes can be obscured by rain or nearby low-hanging clouds

Click Here to Learn More About Tornado Safety

Last updated: 1/14/2015 2:11:58 PM