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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. 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!

During tornado watch or warning, look out for:Tornado

  • Dark, often greenish sky
  • Wall cloud
  • Large hail
  • Loud roar (similar to a freight train)

Take Caution:

  • Tornadoes can be obscured by rain or nearby low-hanging clouds
  • Some tornadoes appear as a visible funnel extending only partially to the ground
  • Look for signs of debris below the visible funnel

Learn More About Tornado Safety