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Tornadoes in Tennessee

An In-Depth look at Tornadoes in Tennessee


Tornadoes can be life threatening and very deadly as they can form in a minutes notice and leave a pathway of destruction in their wake. Everyone needs to know what to do to be prepared in case a tornado is spotted in your area so we've gathered up some serious facts and information about Tornadoes in Tennessee and ways to keep as safe as possible from this wrath of nature.

Tennessee Tornado Season

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Tornados are unpredictable and can happen any time of year although almost two-thirds of tornadoes take place in the spring months. Find out which months are more prone to tornados and which are typically the safest. You might find a surprise or two.

Tennessee's Tornado Alley & Dixie Alley

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The location of Tennessee's Tornado Alley is suppose to be based on the number of tornadoes per county were per square miles and currently there are two areas which qualify, but you might get a another story from locals too.

Middle Tennessee Tornado Activity

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There have been about 500 tornados reported in the middle Tennessee region since the first tornado was recorded in 1833. Find out what Middle Tennessee counties get more and which ones get hit by the fewest.

Tennessee Tornado Casualties

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There have been about 400 people killed by tornados in Tennessee and over 3000 injured since 1833. Find out which one's were the deadliest and also which one we think was the luckiest tornado to ever hit Middle Tennessee.

Tornado Watch Vs. Tornado Warning

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A tornado watch is just to let folks know to be on the lookout for a possible tornado in the area whereas a Tornado Warning is a notification that a tornado has been seen or picked up by radar. Find out what to do to prepare for a tornado touchdown in your neighborhood and what not to do, you might be a bit surprised at some of the NWS Safety Guidelines.

If you need me to update, add to, or change any Tennessee Tornado information, please feel free to contact me anytime!
Jan Duke

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