Spate of Tornadoes

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tornado.jpgTime reports that “65 tornadoes were reported in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska on Wednesday.” As part of my weird weather watch, I looked into these and learned that they’re only sorta weird. It’s tornado season, and although Colorado technically falls outside “Tornado Alley,” it does see twisters pretty regularly. A National Weather Service representative told me the “number of tornadoes was large,” calling the “outbreak” “significant but not of record proportions.”

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