Hot, humid air and very windy, recipe for tornado?

Canada
April 11, 2011 11:44am CST
Right now, it's about 70F or 21C and it's humid. But it's also pretty windy out there. I opened the windows and the house is warming up now, which is really nice. But I wonder if this is a recipe for a tornado, of which there was a warning last night for. Last summer there were warnings, and I watched the clouds rotating, but nothing ever came of it. But there's always the concern that this will happen after the outbreak of tornadoes here 2 years ago. There were 18 confirmed touchdowns in one day, and we don't even live in the typical tornado alley. We do have one of our own, but not like the US. If one hit, we'd only be safe in the basement as our bathroom has a window, as do all of the rooms on the main floor.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
11 Apr 11
it has supprised me that iowa has already gotten one. isnt it a little early for one? i am here in canada and we have enjoyed balmy temps over the last few days (up to 20 c - 70 f today! and the norm is about 6-10 c for this time of year) global warming?
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@GardenGerty (98215)
• United States
11 Apr 11
I live in Kansas, and we start our weekly practices in March and run them through September. The tornadoes dodged all around us this weekend, hitting Iowa and other states, but this is not really too early for a tornado.
@GardenGerty (98215)
• United States
11 Apr 11
It could be that you are headed for tornado weather, but I do not consider 70F to be hot, yet. Be sure to watch the sky for a green tinge, and be aware of reports of hail because both are indicators. Basement is always the best for safety. I hope you are safe today.
• Canada
11 Apr 11
We had some hail yesterday, but not as warm. It's pretty sunny right now, that's what makes it strange. We live in a big city, but almost out in the burbs, so anything's possible around here.
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@GardenGerty (98215)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Stay tuned in to a radio or warning television station.