Myth: Tornadoes never happen in the winter
Fact: Bettes says that people often believe “tornadoes [happen] in the spring, hurricanes [happen] in the summer, and snowstorms in the winter,” and at no other time. But tornadoes actually occur every winter! In February 2008 when people were trying to vote on Super Tuesday, 80+ tornadoes ravaged five Southern states. And there's even “a climatological uptick,” if you will, that happens in November.
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Lee Breslouer is a senior writer for Thrillist and doesn't like snowstorms or blizzards. Follow him to common beliefs at @LeeBreslouer.