May is the busiest month for tornadoes or storms as they are called in Tornado Alley. How do I know that? We lived in Manhattan Kansas for three years. We knew that storms were taken very seriously as the “alarm” was sounded ever Monday morning at 10:20 to insure working order. We knew which corner was the safest for protection in the basement in case of a siting. We knew that anytime day or night there was hail after a thunder ad lightening storm that the atmosphere was ripe for tornado formation and that always the storm chasers were out looking for a storm. If anyone was seen within a mile of the town, the siren would be set-off. We knew how erratic the storms were and that a house maybe flattened and the house right next door would be safe as the storm set down and then immediately lifted. The most dramatic one that I have heard about was a mile wide storm that wiped out the downtown of Topeka with this mammoth storm slowly moving down main street for 20 -30 minutes.
There are several very good films about tornadoes as people are fascinated by them.
One thing which you won’t believe is that the sky turns green. . . . . . it can and it does. I have seen it with my own eyes!