One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An area of the Great Plains centered on eastern Kansas and Oklahoma and including parts of the surrounding states, where tornadoes are frequent.
- ‘An area called tornado alley that stretches along the gulf coast and the South-Eastern States is where they are most prevalent.’
- ‘To double that warning time and help save lives in the Midwest's tornado alley, a consortium led by the U.S. Navy and the National Weather Service is devising a tornado-detection system using fancy radar from Lockheed Martin.’
- ‘I learned a valuable lesson tonight… when living here in tornado alley, check the weather before leaving your house!’
- ‘They live in a mobile home in Arkansas, in the middle of tornado alley.’
- ‘Well, sometimes in Indianapolis, you know, that's tornado alley there and it's a lot of rural areas, a lot of agriculture still in that part of the state.’
- ‘We live in an area that residents call tornado alley.’
- ‘Did they know that, in effect, they were in the tornado alley for Ivan?’
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