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Tornadoes are a violent weather phenomenon with great destructive power. The U.S. is home to most of the world's tornadoes including the most violent tornadoes. They are most common in central U.S. region known as Tornado Alley. Our tornado coverage includes storm reports and highlights, tornado research and related tornado news.

Powerful Nashville Tornadoes Kill 19
Deadly tornadoes wrecked havoc in the Nashville, Tennessee area last night. (March 3, 2020)

Fishnado? Rain in Tampico, Mexico Included Small Fish
Small fish were included in a light rain in northeast Mexico. The rain fell in Tampico, which is located on the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico. (September 28, 2017)

Tornado Threat from Hurricane Irma for Southeastern Florida
There is an increasing tornado threat today from Hurricane Irma for Southeastern Florida. (September 9, 2017)

360-Degree Video of Tornado Recorded in Colorado
This 360-degree video of a close-range tornado was recorded neary Wray, Colorado. It was shared by AccuWeather. (May 23, 2016)

Colorado Tornado Photograph Wins 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest
A photograph of a Colorado tornado named DIRT has won the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. It was taken by James Smart. (December 29, 2015)

Footage of Flying Debris From Milan, Italy Tornado
This video shows close-up footage of debris flying through the air from the tornado that hit Milan, Italy. (August 2, 2013)

El Reno Tornado Was a Record 2.6 Miles Wide
The El Reno tornado on May 31 was a record 2.6 miles wide with winds of 295 mph. The storm took the lives of three veteran storm chasers. (June 4, 2013)

Moore Oklahoma Tornado Threw Debris 20,000 Feet Into the Air
The monster tornado that hit Moore Oklahoma on March 20 threw debris into the air as high as 20,000 feet. (May 21, 2013)

Massive Tornado Hits Oklahoma City Area
A massive tornado at least a mile-wide caused devastation in suburbs of Oklahoma City. (May 20, 2013)

Large Tornado Destroys Buildings in Northern Italy
Amateur photographers captured a large tornado on the ground in Northern Italy. 12 people were injured and hundreds of buildings were damaged. (May 5, 2013)

Rare Tornado Hits New Zealand Suburb, Destroys 150 Homes
A rare powerful tornado struck a suburb in west Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday. (December 7, 2012)

Colorado Mountains High Elevation Tornadoes
A tornado that touched down in Colorado on July 28, 2012 was the second highest tornado recorded in U. (July 31, 2012)

NASA Satellite Movie Shows Great Plains Tornado Outbreak from Space
NASA has released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data showing the development and movement of the Great Plains tornado outbreak. (April 20, 2012)

Nighttime Video of Large Tornado That Hit Woodward, Oklahoma
This video from Woodward News shows just how terrifying a tornado at night can be. (April 15, 2012)

Severe Tornado Outbreak Expected This Weekend in U.S.
A severe weather outbreak with dangerous life-threatening tornadoes is being forecast for this weekend in the U. (April 14, 2012)

Report: National Weather Service Testing Catastrophic Tornado Warnings
The very large, powerful and destructive tornadoes over the past several years are leading to the National Weather Service creating more ominous storm warnings for some of the more deadly tornadic storm systems. (April 4, 2012)

Surveillance Camera Captures Henryville Tornado as it Hit School Bus
Henryville, Indiana was hit by a powerful EF4 tornado on March 2 during the early March 2012 tornado outbreak. (March 30, 2012)

Amateur Video of EF4 Tornado in Henryville, Indiana
Amateur video of the powerful EF4 tornado in Henryville, Indiana is starting to come in. (March 5, 2012)

Widespread Tornado Watches Out for Tropical Storm Lee
Tropical Storm Lee has weakened but remains a tropical storm with winds of 40 mph. (September 4, 2011)

Joplin Fungus: Some Joplin Tornado Victims Suffering From Rare, Aggressive Fungal Infection
At least five Joplin tornado victims are being treated for a rare, aggressive fungal infection. (June 11, 2011)

NWS Upgrades Joplin, MO Tornado to EF-5, Aerial Tour of Damage
The National Weather Service reports that a new storm survey found that the devastating Joplin, MO tornado on May 22 was an EF-5 with winds over 200 miles per hour. (May 24, 2011)

Monster Tornado Kills 116 People in Joplin, Missouri
A massive tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri and killed at least 116 people. This is the largest tornado death toll from a single tornado since 1953. (May 23, 2011)

2011 Tornado Season Already One of Ten Deadliest in U.S. History
This has been a very bad tornado year in the U. (May 23, 2011)

2011 Tornado Reports and Fatalities Trending Way Above Average in U.S.
The number of tornadoes in the U. (May 5, 2011)