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Tornado Alley... We are in Peak Season! Let us HELP you!

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know that Texas is known for having the most tornadoes in all the 50 states.

Or how about that Tarrant county has had the most tornadoes than any other county in the US since 2000.

The peak of tornado season for North Central Texas occurs in late-April to early May. Dallas-Ft. Worth is the largest metropolitan area in Tornado Alley.

The highest average annual concentration of violent-class (F4-F5) tornadoes occurs between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Oklahoma City.

Let's break down the cause of a tornado.

The relatively flat land in the Great Plains allows cold dry polar air from Canada to meet warm moist tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico. A large number of tornadoes form when these two air masses meet, along a phenomenon known as a "dryline." The dryline is a boundary separating hot, dry air to the west from warm, moist air to the east. You can see it on a weather map by looking for sharp changes in dew point temperatures. Between adjacent weather stations the differences in dew point can vary by as much as 40 degrees or more. The dryline is usually found along the western high plains. Air moving down the eastern slopes of the Rockies warms and dries as it sinks onto the plains, creating a hot, dry, cloud-free zone. During the day, it moves eastward mixing up the warm moist air ahead of it. If there is enough moisture and instability in the warm air, severe storms can form - because the dryline is the "push" the air needs to start moving up! During the evening, the dryline "retreats" and drifts back to the west. The next day the cycle can start all over again, until a larger weather system pushes through and washes it away. Tornadoes kill an average of 60 people per year, mostly from flying or falling debris.

I know that nothing can prepare for the devastation that is left as a result from tornadoes but you can be prepared by having our contact information in the case that you need someone to assist you in your time of disaster.

We are here to help in anyway needed. From removing debris, to assisting in packing out your home, inventory non-salvageable items, we are here to help along the way.

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