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Great Plains, USA: Tornadoes

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Twisters,
cyclones, and dust devils are also terms used to describe the highly
destructive rotating columns of air that every spring wreck havoc across the
Great Plains—“Tornado Alley”—at an average of about 1,200 annually. More than 500 people have been killed by tornadoes in
2011, making it the country’s deadliest year since 1953. That hasn’t
stopped storm-chasing tours from popping up from Colorado to Tennessee; Oklahoma-based
Storm Chasing Adventure Tours are pros with experience dating back to 1997 (stormchasing.com; $2,400 per week including
hotels
).

When to Go: April–July.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

Great Plains, USA: Tornadoes

Twisters,
cyclones, and dust devils are also terms used to describe the highly
destructive rotating columns of air that every spring wreck havoc across the
Great Plains—“Tornado Alley”—at an average of about 1,200 annually. More than 500 people have been killed by tornadoes in
2011, making it the country’s deadliest year since 1953. That hasn’t
stopped storm-chasing tours from popping up from Colorado to Tennessee; Oklahoma-based
Storm Chasing Adventure Tours are pros with experience dating back to 1997 (stormchasing.com; $2,400 per week including
hotels
).

When to Go: April–July.

Dave Chapman / Alamy

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

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