How many tornadoes were there in 1980?
Tornadoes of 1980
|Grand Island tornado of June 3, 1980|
|Timespan||January 11 – December 7, 1980|
|Tornadoes in U.S.||866|
What happened June 3rd 1980?
June 3, 1980 (Tuesday)
A computer communications device failure caused warning messages to sporadically flash at North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Air Force command posts around the world that a Soviet nuclear attack was taking place. The malfunction happened again on June 6.
How big can a tornado get?
The largest tornado path widths can exceed one mile, while the smallest widths can be less than 10 yards. Widths can even vary considerably during a single tornado, since its size can change during its lifetime. Path lengths can range from a few yards to more than 100 miles.