Many Oklahomans have done it, walked outside to see an approaching tornado.
A video posted on www.YouTube.com shows how far people will go to see a twister in person.
The clip is from the Moore tornado in 2013.
The video shows a handful of people on the side of the road who were dangerously close to the tornado.
The video has some adult language.
Courtesy: Jon Haverfield
Now is a good time to make sure you know important tornado facts.
The information below is from a website on tornadoes, set up by the federal government, designed to remind people to be prepared.
- They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.
- They may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.
- The average tornado moves Southwest to Northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
- The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 mph, but may vary from stationary to 70 mph.
- Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
- Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water.
- Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
- Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.
- Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 pm and 9 pm, but can occur at any time.