What Does a Tornado Sound Like?

Many people have described the sound of a tornado high in the air as similar to the “Buzzing of a Million Bees”.

Still others describe it as a screaming, hissing sound. When a tornado is approaching, however, the sound changes, and many describe it as a giant blow torch or 1,000 trains rushing through a tunnel.

Others say that the sound is more like the blast of a million cannons. However it is described, the sound of a tornado is deafening. Scientists aren’t certain just what makes these terrifically loud noises. Some believe they are the result of electrical discharges, you might say they were mini-thunderstorms.

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Did you know that the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri have so many tornadoes they have been nicknamed “Cyclone Alley?”

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