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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Did they know that, in effect, they were in the tornado alley for Ivan?’
- ‘An area called tornado alley that stretches along the gulf coast and the South-Eastern States is where they are most prevalent.’
- ‘We live in an area that residents call tornado alley.’
- ‘They live in a mobile home in Arkansas, in the middle of tornado alley.’
- ‘I learned a valuable lesson tonight… when living here in tornado alley, check the weather before leaving your house!’
- ‘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.’
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