Do Tornadoes Happen During Winter?

Do Tornadoes Happen During Winter?

Most people are well aware that spring time in Oklahoma means storm season. The Fall season is also  a hot time of the year for producing tornadoes, but what about Winter? Is it possible to have tornadoes during the Winter months? The short answer is yes. Tornadoes can happen anywhere and at anytime. The state of Oklahoma has reported touchdowns in every month of the year. Obviously, the Spring time gets all the attention, and rightfully so. However, people need to be cautious of severe weather throughout the entire year. Since 1950, Oklahoma averages one tornado a month during the winter time.

Tornadoes that happen during the Winter season are different from their Spring counterparts. Winter tornadoes, although much more rare, are quite a bit faster then Spring time tornadoes. Winter tornadoes also develop a lot more quickly then Spring season tornadoes. This presents a pretty scary thought in the sense that you have tornadoes that move along the ground more quickly and form more quickly. This gives your family a lot less time less time to take cover. Winter tornadoes are also more likely to occur late at night. Tornadoes are often the last thing on a person’s mind during December so when you add in these factors, Winter tornadoes have potential to be more deadly then in the Spring! Make sure you practice a family tornado drill at your home every few months and always makes sure to be weather alert. There is little time to get to safety during the winter season when we experience severe weather.

Does your family have a plan? Do you have a place to go to insure that you are safe? If you have any questions then call us. One of our sales representatives would be more then happy to give you advice on a proper survival plan as well as give you information on all of our underground storm shelters and above ground safe rooms. We are here to help and will do everything in our power to help make sure all families in Oklahoma are safe during severe weather whenever it may strike.  Stay Alive, Call F5!

tornadoes by month in Oklahoma

Tornadoes by month in the state of oklahoma

F5 Storm Shelters OKC – 16524 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Edmond, Ok 73012  (405) 824-7209

F5 Storm Shelters of Tulsa 10846 S. Memorial Dr. Tulsa, Ok 74133 (918) 970-4770

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Well everybody, we have almost made it through another hot Oklahoma summer. This year wasn’t so bad, but things have really heated up since early August. Fall is almost here and with that comes cooler weather, football, and of course the fair! F5 Storm Shelters is excited to announce that this year we will at both The state fair of Oklahoma in OKC, as well as the Tulsa state fair. The Oklahoma City show gets up and running a little bit earlier. The dates run from September 11th through the 21st. The hours of operation will be from 8am-10pm everyday of the show. The Tulsa fair gets up and running soon after. The show dates in Tulsa are Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, October 5th. The show will be open until 10pm every night.

We will have underground garage storm shelter and above ground safe room models at both events. If you have been thinking about purchasing a tornado shelter, but have been putting it off, then this is an event you must attend. We will be offering a special ‘fair rate’ on all of our shelters. This is guaranteed to be the lowest price of the year. We can also get your storm shelter installed in under a month! Don’t wait around until January or March when their will be long waiting lists and higher prices. Come out and see us at the fair and check out what we have to offer.



Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Safe Rooms

Tulsa – (918) 970-4770
Oklahoma City – (405) 824-7209