For example, the well-known national newspaper The USA Today offers a site called USA Today tornado information which contains no information directly, but several links to both external tornado research organizations, and also to other internal USA Today pages. For example, the article Texas town flattened by rare 'F-5' tornado, killing 27 that originally ran on May 1997, tells the story of the Jarret, Texas tornado in its entirety, and also has links related to the story. Another example is the article USA set tornado record in May 1995 in their tornado news archives which explains that 408 tornadoes hit in May 1995, breaking the monthly tornado record. The article Tornado Alley: Breeding ground for violent tornadoes makes a great starting point for those interested in Tornado Alley, and the article Western states see few tornadoes, but aren't immune explains why fewer tornadoes occur outside of Tornado Alley. In addition, USA Today has a special section called Everything you want to know about tornadoes that takes a long time to load but is very thorough. Interesting questions are answered from National Weather Service meteorologists and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. The site also has an easy to follow description of the basic science of a tornado. The site was last updated July 21, 1997 so it appears to get updated every few months, or whenever a tornado strikes. Overall the site is a very good source for information, but offered one disappointment, a broken link to "Tornado Alley Netcams".
The Discovery Channel offers a site called Discovery Online -- Tornado Warning which archives correspondent Wayne Curtis' account of following Tornado Alley storm chasers. His 12 articles detail a month long adventure from early May to early June, 1997. This site gives his most recent dispatch, from June 9, 1997 and there is a link to his previous dispatches. The dispatches range in topic from Loitering in a Dark Alley to an up-close Dorothy's Eye View of a tornado. Discovery Online's Tornado Talk page allows you to ask experts questions and view the answers to others' questions. The site is easy to maneuver and the articles are interesting, but it lacks hard data. If you are looking for individual accounts of storm chasing experiences, then this site is a good one.
Scientific American magazine offers a series of on-line Explorations, which discuss various scientific matters and issues. One exploration Turn! Turn! Turn!, dated May 20, 1996, summarizes and explains recent research in tornadoes and provides several links to corresponding research facilities, computer simulations, and tornado data from the Storm Prediction Center. The site is eye-pleasing with few frills, and it comes from one of the scientific community's most reputable sources.
A daily science radio enrichment show called Earth and Sky offers a Tornado Alley site, which contains the transcript from their June 4, 1996 broadcast, along with links for listener comments and additional information. The radio show his heard on over 600 commercial and public stations throughout the U.S., Canada, the South Pacific and on several international networks. Each 90 second show contains high-quality, scientific information about the natural world. Because of the show's brevity, the site lacks depth, but is short and sweet.
Finally, StormTrack Homepage is an on-line magazine, which includes letters, documents, photos, and a chase log which gives day-by-day descriptions of storm chaser activities within Tornado Alley. The site is organized by virtual frames so that you can access any topic from any other topic, making it very user-friendly. Since it is a magazine, their is little archival information. The magazine is run by Tim Vasquez and Tim Marshall, and appears to be a "trade magazine" for storm chasers. The objectivity and rigor of its contents is questionable, since it is run by a two-man staff. The page's logo/photo is fuzzy and indiscernible, plus its size causes long downloading time.