What are Tornadoes?

A tornado is a violent rotating column of air that spans from the thunderstorm in the sky to the ground below. They occur all around the world, but the United States witnesses some of the most occurrences each year.

Although a tornado can occur at anytime of year, for the northern plains and upper Midwest, tornado season is in June or July and generally occurs between 4-9pm.


What is the difference between a Tornado WATCH vs Tornado WARNING?

A WATCH is when meteorologist are monitoring the weather and see signs favorable for a tornado to form.

A WARNING is when meteorologist have received a report from a spotter visually seeing the occurrence or the radar has clear indications of a active tornado formed!


Talking Safety

Create a plan for where you and your family will go in the event of a tornado — at home, at work and at relatives’ or friends’ homes that you visit frequently. Always be alert to changing weather conditions.

Pick a safe room in your home where household members and pets may gather during a tornado. This should be a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.


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To check out the local forecast and plan your next adventure, go to our Weather Page here – https://foxriverkayakingcompany.com/weather/