We all know that it’s gardening season, but here in Oklahoma, gardening season coincides with tornado season. Although a few techniques exist to protect our gardens from extreme weather, such as hail and frost, there is really nothing we can do to protect them from these deadly beasts. The best we can do is get to a shelter and save ourselves and our loved ones; gardens will grow again. That being said, here is a good infographic by the fine people at the National Post in Canada on how a tornado forms. As an Oklahoma resident, these beasts are in our minds this time of year. Stay safe!
This week a double tornado wrecked 300 homes in Pilger, Neb., killing two people. On Tuesday, a twister damaged 100 homes in Angus, Ont., about 100 kilometres north of Toronto. Tornadoes are random, chaotic, often deadly, and can take several forms, including satellite tornadoes and multi-vortex ones. How they are formed is still a bit of a mystery although there are several theories.