Did You Know? Countdown to August 2009 (07/31)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of August

July 31 : 01 day to August

Did you know that August marks the culmination of tornado season in the United States?

The five-month period, beginning in March, sees the highest average number of twisters, although tornadoes can and do strike during any month of the year. While tornadoes occur anywhere worldwide, they are most prevalent in the United States and four times more likely to strike here than in Europe.

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We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of August! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: August
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