Wisconsin averages more than 20 tornadoes per year, although in 2005, there were more than 60 tornadoes in our state. Time of day: The majority of tornadoes have struck during mid-afternoon or early evening (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.). However, tornadoes may strike at any time, potentially with little or no warning.
* Prepare a safety booklet outlining what to do at home when a tornado warning has been issued. The booklet should include where to find shelter and what protective coverings should be used. Students may want to include a list of supplies that should be place in a box for use during an emergency.