Stormy Weather


Are there certain times of the day when tornadoes are more likely to happen?

Tornadoes can occur at any hour of the day, but 40 percent of them strike between 2:00 and 6:00 P.M. The danger of a nighttime tornado is that people are often asleep and unprepared for when the warnings are sounded.

A wall cloud descends over Oklahoma in 1984. (NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory)

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