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Hello
Why do you think there are so many tornados in some parts of the USA?
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Hi Maria

Here is the distribution of tornadoes in the US:

https://izarravarela.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/map-tornado-risk.jpg

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/tornadoes_population_sm.png

Tornadoes are associated with severe thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms are most frequent in the Gulf states and the mid part of the country. The reason they are more frequent in that area is because of the occurrence of the jetstream location, cold front, Gulf moisture and strong solar heating.

A great site to learn about tornadoes is:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/

http://tornadoknowledge.com/learn-about-severe-weather-forecasting.html

http://tornadoknowledge.com/  

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