Letters, Jun. 10, 1996

ON THE TRAIL OF TWISTERS

The report on twisters and their destructive and moviemaking qualities was superb [SCIENCE, May 20]. Many Americans don't understand why tornadoes occur. Cover stories and movies at this time of the year, when tornadoes are prevalent, will make more people realize the terrible power of such storms. GREG HOLESTIN Covington, Virginia Via E-mail

I actually got to look inside a twister on June 21, 1992, when I was fishing at Skagway Reservoir, east of Cripple Creek, Colorado. Around noon, I saw dark skies building to the west, and people smarter than I started leaving. Shortly after...

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