Thursday, June 25, 2009
Question about Tornados
For most of my life I've lived in places that get tornadoes. I've been up close and personal with two and I don't want to make it 3. Recently I've been wondering about tornadoes in other parts of the world. I never hear about them. I lived in Germany for 5 years and never once recall a tornado warning. It seems likely that they do occur other places, but I am surprised that that I don't know for sure.
So I looked it up.
Every continent except Antarctica has them. Here is a link to Wikipedia's list of European ones. At least the worst ones.
I guess they have them, we just seem to have more. The US has about 1000 tornadoes a year. Due to the size of the nation the UK has a higher percentage of land covered by tornadic activity.
Information about tornadoes