Most People Don’t Know About Indiana’s Deadly Tornado Alley
If you ask someone where “tornado alley” is, chances are they’re going to mention the same few states: Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska… states like those. Severe weather season is typically assumed to be during the spring, and it is – for most. But did you know Indiana is no stranger to tornadoes itself? Nope – in fact, tornadoes in Indiana, though uncommon, still happen annually, and it isn’t usually during the “traditional” tornado season other states might experience. Instead, as the year progresses and spring transitions into summer, it’s showtime for severe weather season in Indiana and the surrounding Midwest. While you might encounter lots more tornadoes in “tornado alley” further south during the spring, tornadoes in Indiana are more likely to occur later in the year. Let’s take a look at some fascinating statistics and figures for the Hoosier State’s later-than-average tornado season.
Note: The photos in this article are for illustrative purposes. They depict storms all over tornado alley, though we did use photos from Indiana whenever possible.
So, what are your thoughts? Have you ever experienced a tornado in Indiana? Tell us about what happened in the comments – your pictures are interesting, too!
Tori Jane Ostberg plays with tornadoes for fun. When she's not out chasing the biggest and baddest storms mama nature has to offer, she can usually be found writing something, somewhere, or exploring the United States with her camera.