Naked Science : Twister Outbreak, National Geographic Channel

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February 5th 2008, as America was heading to the polls for Super Tuesday, 57 people lost their lives as 87 tornadoes devastated 5 states.

It was Americas deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly a quarter of a century. With winds of up to 300 miles an hour, tornados are one of the most destructive forces of the planets. Every year they decimate communities around the world killing hundreds of people, but even the world’s top meteorologists are still unsure how they form.

Now, this groundbreaking film reveals the secrets to the tornado enigma may lie in the rubble of Super Tuesday. Can the evidence from this tragic day help protect us from tornadoes in the future?