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5 things you need to know about tornadoes

In May, when tornadoes are in the news, the National Science Foundation (NSF) spoke with tornado expert and NSF assistant director for the Geosciences directorate Roger Wakimoto to learn more about these deadly storms -- including what new studies are telling us about how, where and when twisters form. The results will offer scientists better ways of predicting tornadoes. Did you know the highest average number of U.S. tornadoes per month is in May, followed by June? Click here to check out the other four things you should know about tornadoes.

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