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Public safety A violently rotating storm—nature’s most violent weather phenomenon—produced in a very severe thunderstorm, appearing as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground
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Note: The 2011 North American tornado season was the most deadly in 50 years.
This year during peak tornado season, Samaras and his colleagues spent March through June chasing twisters across the Midwest, zigzagging up to 1,000 miles a day.
With the tornado season just underway in the Midwest, Mercy has yet to test many of the hard lessons learned.
The tornado season has started early this year with tornadoes already blamed for 63 deaths in the region, raising fears that the final toll could match last year's death toll of 550.
Tornado season runs from late winter through midsummer.
Forecasters have warned that conditions this year could produce an above-normal tornado season, following on the heels of last year when the fourth-most storms on record were recorded and more than 550 people were killed.
This year was the deadliest tornado season since 1936, and now we're in hurricane season, which officially began June 1 and lasts through Nov.
The twister death count rose to more than 500 in 2011, making this tornado season one of the deadliest in history.
The 2011 tornado season was a tragic season in terms of lives lost and property damaged.
This could trigger a particularly active tornado season in the Midwest during early June.
For the last few weeks, one whirlwind of earth-transforming events has followed another like tornado season in Kansas.