Tornado Story

Do you have a tornado story? Or insight into these extreme weather events?

Tornadoes can have a wide range of colours, depending on the environment in which they form. Those which form in a dry environment can be nearly invisible, marked only by swirling debris at the base of the funnel. Most tornadoes have wind speeds of 177 kmh (110 mph) or less, are approximately 75m (250 feet) across, and travel a several kilometres (a few miles) before dissipating. Some attain wind speeds of more than 400 kmh (250 mph), stretch more than 1.6 km (a mile) across, and stay on the ground for any kilometres.

These are some of the facts…

But now it’s your turn. A tornado experience is a subjective thing. And not every tornado is terrifying but it is your experience. So please share your tornado story…

Did you disagree with something we said on the tornado page?

Do you live in a twister prone region?

Are you a storm spotter, or have a picture to share?

Share your experience! Write your own review to share with people who may not understand what a tornado is like.

It’s easy. Just let us know…

 

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Experience during a tornado in the Indian State of Orissa  starstarstarstarstar
Orissa Tornado 1978

It was a sunny afternoon (April 16, 1978). The sun’s rays were unusual—straight and scorching; warm wind blew …

Mega Tornado Outbreak of 1985  starstarstarstarstar
It was May 31, 1985 and I was about 10 years old. It had been an unusually hot and humid day in PA just an hour from the Ohio border. It was a picture …

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The Tornado that could not find Hidden Valley  starstarstarstarstar
On Monday June 22,2010 at about 7:30 pm, I was camping at Hidden Valley RV Resort in Milton, Wisconsin. We were going to go home that day but decided to …

The Aylmer Tornado  starstarstarstarstar
I used to live in a town called Aylmer in the province of Quebec in Canada. I no longer live in Aylmer anymore, but in the 15 and a half years that I …

GIVE ME FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  starstarstarstarstar
I have never encountered a twister before and I am just trying to write my rough draft for a project.

Turned at the Fence  starstarstarstarstar
I live in a small town SW of Little Rock, Arkansas. On April 3, 2008 my mother called and said that a funnel cloud had been reported about 30 miles southwest …

Ellison Illinois   starstarstarstarstar
I grew up in Smithshire Illinois and always heard stories of the tornado that destroyed Ellison. Supposedly a huge tornado hit this west central Illinois …

Many, many brushes with tornados….  starstarstarstarstar
I live in Tennessee on the very tip of Coffee and Franklin county. We are prone to tornados. There are no certain times of the year. They happen all …

Hiding in the Hallway  starstarstarstarstar
I was 10 and at school when the tornado sirens went off. All day we had been under a tornado watch. My mom had warned me that there would be storms….

Very Close Experience  starstarstarstarstar
I am a storm spotter/chaser whose interest came about partly because of two brushes with tornadoes years ago when I was much younger. The first experience …

Many close calls with Tornadoes  starstarstarstarstar
It was a beautiful day to start out with. I’m 13 now, but then I was 8. It was a warm soggy day in Lockport Illinois. Perfectly natural to me. I …

CLOSE CALL  starstarstarstarstar
I remember this day all to well. I am 11 and my names Lizzie.

My town is stort of hilly, but we had a tornado about 20-30 years ago. i wasn’t born …

Huddled in a gas station  starstarstarstarstar
When I was 15 there was a f5 Tornado and me and my famliy were on the road going to vist some of my cousins and we were under a tornado watch so we stoped …

Twisted in Riverside  starstarstarstarstar
We live in Riverside, CA. and on Thursday May 23 at about 3:30pm two sister tornadoes touched down in our city of Riverside. Normally, this does not happen …

Will We Make It?  starstarstarstarstar
It had started out as an ordinary day. The sunny heat was making sweat run down my bare neck. I was playing basketball with my cousin, Trisha. My mom …

The Tornado  starstarstarstarstar
April, 17 2006,
The day started out sunny and breezy. By evening though it was clustered with clouds and they were issueing severe thunderstorm warnings …

Shock Of My Life  starstarstarstarstar
I live in tornado alley and on march 13 1990 I got home from school and walked my dog around the streets near my house. I was walking and things seemed …

Illinois Tornado  starstarstarstarstar
I am 12 years old, and until June 6 2008 I’ve never had a tornado before. That day I came home from Boy Scout Camp, in the St. Louis, Missouri area, and …

Tornado That Nearly Ended My Life  starstarstarstarstar
May 4,2007 I’m in Ellis Crook Oklahoma. Tornados have been spotted but me and some of my friends didn’t take it seriously but as we were playing B-ball …

The f5 twister  starstarstarstar
One day I was just finishing school on a sunny day when suddenly it got dark.The clouds were maybe as dark as a dark room.I just ignored it though.Then …

Tylers Tornado Story  starstarstarstar
It was June 27th 2008 in Manitoba. The last day of school. My mom was lying down and the cable went out. All of a sudden my friend saw a funnel cloud we …

Illinois Tornado  starstarstarstar
I came home from work one day, I live near St. Louis. When I got home with kids I saw it get very ominous looking to the west. A tornado warning was eventually …

Twister   starstarstarstar
One time my family was on a trip to Lake Rudolph and it was on a Sunday before I went with my mom and my dad. My grandma, my aunt, grandpa and my uncle …

Scary – Pittsburgh Tornado  starstarstarstar
One day in pittsburgh, it was the first tornado I have ever been in. It all started when I was having a sleep over then the electricity went out. The thing …

Extreme Winds And A Tornado  starstarstar
I live in southern Michigan. We do get tornadoes there, but rarely are they ever violent. This story happened during the early June 2010 tornado outbreak….

July 26, 1967 Disaster  starstar
I Was Only 9 Years Old. It Was A Normal Summer Day (Like It Was Back In ’67.) And Around 3:30, Clouds Were Coming.

By 4, It Started Raining, It Was …

Biggest tornado in History.  Not rated yet
It was a normal day to beggin with we were playing.
When we went outside we noticed it got freezing.
We did not know what was going on so we just changed …

The School Tornado  Not rated yet
One spring day last year, it had been dark and stormy the whole day. When it came time for us to be released, I figured they would make us stay behind….

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At School  Not rated yet
When I had just joined middle school 15 years ago, I was eating lunch outside because I thought it was a nice day. Suddenly, great big BLACK clouds came …

The decro   Not rated yet
I was home sick with a stomach bug on a very glummy may day. I was looking out the window of my living room when it started to pour as if hell had broke …

tornado!  Not rated yet
one sunny day 2 parents were going to a camp.with their 4 month old baby in the backseat.the mother went inside of the camp cabin to grab something she …

Braving an Indian tornado in 1978  Not rated yet
It was a sunny afternoon (April 16, 1978). The sun?s rays were unusual?straight and scorching; warm wind blew from the south throughout the day time. At …

The tornado that ruined the day  Not rated yet
One day we were shopping and were in our car driving to Jo-anns. I had tornadoes on my mind that day but I’m not sure why. And I saw something …

Tornado during a party.  Not rated yet
This happened last year. There had been watches for tornadoes and thunderstorm warnings and my sister was having her birthday party ( a sleepover)…

The School Tornado.  Not rated yet
This happened recently like in October. There had been watches for tornadoes all day and when I went to school that is all I thought about. I had told …

Tornado torment  Not rated yet
January 3rd 1994. Texas, we were in a resturant celebrating my birthday when one of the group suddenly saw a tornado forming, it was heading for us. We …

Battle Of Tornadoes  Not rated yet
If your in a area where tornadoes occur lisen on a tv or a raido and if a tornado arives in your area go in go to a tornado (shelter) a tornado shelter …

Weird but funny incidents with the Twister!  Not rated yet
We nearly died when we get near to that twister, We were very foolish to do that, We thought that we were going to die but our parents save us. We were …

Tornado At Holiday World 2005  Not rated yet
It happend when we where least expecting it… on our vacation. I was only 5 at the time. But now I’m 10. I’ll tell you all I know. I was on these little …

A Beautiful Day Turned Around  Not rated yet
I grew up in Exeter, NH with my Mom and Dad, but later they got divorced for a few reasons. I always enjoyed watching the weather channel and making predictions …

Freakishly Scared  Not rated yet
When I was in first grade I was looking at this new website my teacher showed me. Then my brother came and said turn off the computer. I asked why and …

A Vague Memory  Not rated yet
I was only a toddler when, me and my family where driving home from Alexandria, Minnesota toward our home in Ham Lake, Minnesota. It was me, my mom, my …

Tornado Outside my Door!  Not rated yet
It was the 25th of August, a Monday and the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for Calhoun county Alabama.

I was at home doing school,…

Alone.   Not rated yet
(Now instead of making this boring Im going to actually tell this as a story so you get a more descriptive view.):)

Side note: Tornadoes were my worst …

THE RED DEER ALBERTA TORNADO  Not rated yet
July 14 2009 in red deer alberta i was at a friends house and we were at the park and we got cought in a very bad hail storm. We went back to my friends …

HERE….  Not rated yet
Me and my best friends were eating lunch. The lunch supervisors opened the door and looked outside. I was close enough to look and the sky was pitch black….

The Scary Family Reunion  Not rated yet
I was at my family reunion at my mamaws and papaws house and I woke up in my pop up camper and my mom was zipping up windows and she told me to get my …

no one else saw it…..  Not rated yet
April 29th 2009 I was at school sitting in my science class looking out the window with my gurrliees. The air was soooo effin muggy and sticky. It was …

We got lucky!  Not rated yet
This happend on Augest 20th,2009. The day before the tornado there were already warnings of a Severe thunder storm and 2 tornados in Milton Ontario.

First …

D’s Tornado Story  Not rated yet
I live in southern Michigan. We get lots of tornado warnings, but it’s mostly because of rotation and not tornadoes. One sunny day in September, black …

No Idea  Not rated yet
In the winter of 2006, my mum’s side of the family all travelled to Florida to spend chirstmas together, as a sort of family reunion. All of us live in …

Scary Night  Not rated yet
One night I was playing with my friends and then we saw this funnel cloud and my friend said what is that? I said it is a funnel cloud my friend was scared …

“HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE WORST”  Not rated yet
So….i was just like uhhh chillen with ma homegurls jessica and nyasha then all of a sudden we hear a sound and like umm we got so fudging scared!!! So …