Tornado Alley

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Tornado Alley

GEOMEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH

A popular term for a multistate-wide region of the American plains (midwestern US) which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and parts of States adjacent thereto (top image, tornado alley).

The term is not sanctioned by the US National Weather Service and, like all media coinages, is not entirely accurate, given that

Tornado Alley 2 image from New Medical Terms

Tornado Alley 2 US locations of tornados

tornados in the USA tend to occur further east than Tornado Alley’s coordinates…but the name stuck (bottom image, places where tornados occur in the USA).

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_Alley

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