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Tornado Alley

 Tornado alley

Tornado alley
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The middle part of the United States is an area that has many tornadoes, particularly in the spring. This area is known as tornado alley. The reason is because it is an area where large cold air masses and large warm air masses collide. When these air masses crash into each other, it can cause thunderstorms and they can create tornadoes.


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