|Bennington, KS tornado - May 28th, 2013|
|Summary of all tornado watches issued by SPC out of Norman, OK|
Other tornado facts and tips...
1. Any tornado with winds over 200 mph would be classified as EF5
2. Tornadoes tend to form on the back part of the storm, usually behind the heavy rain and hail
3. Violent, wedge shaped tornadoes make up less than 2% of all tornadoes we see in Kansas
4. The most common time for a tornado to develop is between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.
5. Avoid opening windows before a tornado, as this will only allow more debris into your home
6. 99% of all tornadoes rotate counterclockwise
Of course, the safest place to be during a tornado is below ground. The winds always increase the higher up you go in a tornado. If you don't have a basement, it's a good idea to find shelter in a closet or bathroom away from windows.
Some snow is headed for Kansas Tuesday night into Wednesday. Accumulations will be very light. I don't think there will be any shoveling with this event. And a nice warm up is coming for the end of the week. We are so close to spring now.