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News Release 05-050

Scientists Unravel Midwest Tornado Formation

Twisters not just in Kansas

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Rescuers clear rubble in Evansville, Ind.

Rescuers clear rubble in Evansville, Ind., after a late-season tornado ripped through the area in 2005.

Credit: U.S. Navy


Funnel cloud in Clayton, N.M.

This funnel cloud developed in Clayton, N.M., well outside of "Tornado Alley."

Credit: NOAA; Doug Berry and the Ball State University Storm Chasing Team


Property damage from a November tornado in Ohio.

An F4 tornado that occurred in November 2002 caused major damage in Van Wert County, Ohio.

Credit: NOAA; courtesy of Paul Van Dyke