Research shows Tornado Alley could be shifting slightly east

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NORMAN, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Researchers at the National Severe Storms Laboratory said there has been a slight drop in the number of twisters in Tornado Alley since 1950 when reporting began.
  • The biggest drop has taken place in west Texas.
  • Researchers believe the drop is due to changes in atmospheric moisture and wind shear lining up as fuel for strong storms on active days.
  • There has also been an increase of tornadoes in the area known as Dixie Alley, which encompasses Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.
  • WATCH FOX23 Brad Carl's report Wednesday night on FOX23 News at 9.

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