Sunday, August 24, 2014

How Fast Can Tornadoes Move?

There was a recent online discussion about the maximum forward speed of tornadoes. We've known for many years that 70-75 mph has been achieved on a number of occasions. The above Empire, Alabama, tornado was moving faster than that. This is why it is important, especially in February through April tornado situations, to keep up on warnings during tornado watches. Storms can move into your area very quickly.

Also, I often get asked if tornadoes can go up and down mountains. The video clearly shows it moving down a mountain.

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