QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is the average length and width of the path of a tornado?
Tornado paths tend to be a quarter of a mile wide and rarely more than 16 miles long. One of the longest tornado paths stretched 293 miles across Illinois and Indiana. This tornado, which occurred on May 26, 1917, moved at a speed of 40 miles an hour and traveled for 7 hours, 20 minutes.