Friday, April 9, 2010

It's National Library Week!

It's National Library Week @ your library!
To help celebrate NLW, I am going to post one trivia question each day on this blog. Answers can be found in books in the LMC, in databases that the library subscribes to or perhaps on the Internet.

The first three people who post the correct answer on this blog will receive a fabulous prize from Mrs. Bade.

You do not have to join this blog to answer the question...just click on the Post a Comment link below.

The first question is: Where is Tornado Alley and why is it called this?

A big thank you to Ms. Sobolik for creating these questions!
P.S. Great pic above, Ms. Hart! You're so cool!

1 comment:

ArborVitae 2.0 said...

Tornado Alley is a term popularized by the media to describe an area of the United States that has the strongest and most occurences of tornadoes.

The core of Tornado Alley consists of northern Texas (including the Panhandle), Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, eastern South Dakota, and the high plains of Colorado. However, Tornado Alley can be also be defined as an area stretching from central Texas to the Canadian prairies and from eastern Colorado to western Pennsylvania. It can also be argued that there are numerous Tornado Alleys. In addition to the Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas core, such areas include the Ohio Valley, the Tennessee Valley and the lower Mississippi valley.