Category Archives: Tornadoes

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formation of a tornado

Revisiting the October 2019 Dallas-Fort Worth Tornadoes

Category : Blog , Tornadoes

Spring and summer are two of the most blissful seasons. The warm summer breeze and the sweet scent of flowers blooming everywhere are enough to make any bad day better again. Unfortunately, spring and summer are also the most active times for thunderstorms across the United States—especially in the second half of October and the beginning of November.

When warm and moist air combines with the cold and dry air, it causes atmospheric instability, leading to the formation of thunderstorms, and consequently, tornadoes.

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tornado in field

Tornadoes 101: The Basics

Texas is one of the most sought-after states to live in America due to its good value housing, great school districts, and various spectacular landscapes. With so many cities, each with their distinctly rich histories, there’s nothing you won’t find in this red state.

The state enjoys varied weather, from humid in the east and arid in the west—meaning you’ll experience all four seasons in their glory! But Texas isn’t without its natural disasters. Weather reports show that an average of 132 tornadoes touch the Texas soil each year, with 140 to 150 tornadoes in Dallas and many in Fort Worth.

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signs before tornado

Signs to Look Out for Before a Tornado Strikes

Tornadoes are highly unpredictable weather events and can be difficult to forecast in advance. However, thanks to the tireless work of weather experts, scientists, storm chasers, and the like, patterns have been observed and studied to help predict these weather events before they strike.

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car driving from tornado

What To Do When You’re Outside During a Tornado

Category : Tornadoes

It’s a common misconception that tornadoes only occur in the so-called Tornado Alley in the United States.

Tornadoes can touch down in practically any part of the country, whether it’s densely populated and urban or rural and sparsely located. So, for everyone, we must understand how to protect ourselves.

At US Safe Rooms in Dallas, we recommend all our clients to invest in tornado shelters and safe rooms so that they can remain secure. But, for those who may not have the facility to seek shelter in a safe room immediately, what do you do?

Here are some tips we think might help.

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tornado in field

Will Climate Change Affect Tornadoes In Texas?

It’s a devastating condition that took years in the making. But considering present circumstances, it’s clear that the world must become serious about combating climate change now when we still have time!

According to NASA, in addition to the increase of greenhouse gases, mismanagement of waste, pollution (all kinds), and more, the earth’s climate has changed dramatically in the past few decades. More so than what’s changed since humans began recording CO2 emissions and global changes!

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Main Types of Tornadoes

Category : Tornadoes

Tornadoes vary greatly depending in how they have formed and which elements they are surrounded by.

Here are some of the many types if tornadoes:

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How Are Tornadoes Rated?

Category : Blog , Tornadoes

It’s almost impossible to measure the actual wind speed inside tornadoes. Ingenious storm chasers and engineers have devised an instrument that can withstand a tornado.

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