April 3, 1974, 148 #tornadoes hit the United States heartland within 16 hours. By the time the deadly storm ended, 330 people had died. This was the largest grouping of tornadoes recorded in its time, affecting 11 states and Ontario, Canada.
Powerful tornadoes Tornado season is at its height in the spring and summer, from March through August. Tornadoes can be quite dangerous and destructive, as well as difficult to predict; for the weather enthusiast, they're also stunning visual examples of Mother Nature's sheer power. Gathered here are some of the most jaw-dropping images of tornadoes available.