After the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, you may have wondered about tornadoes, and if they are a real threat here in New England. One look at the map below, should put any worries to rest. Tornadoes in this region are rare, and, are relatively small in size.
To learn more about large tornadoes, look for F5: Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the Twentieth Century by Mark Levine [551.553 LEV], or Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather by Reed Timmer [551.55 TIM]. We also have a DVD on the subject, Hunt for the Supertwister [DVD 551.6453 HUN].
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an Online Tornado FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, too, to provide you with the basics.