February 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Prime time for twisters

Tornado Alley could really live up to its name this year, weather officials warn — and it may begin in a matter of days. Computer forecasting models are suggesting a weather pattern particularly conducive to producing thunderstorms — and, by extension, tornadoes — will settle into place later this week. The jet stream swoops deep into the southwestern U.S. and then swirls northeast into the Great Plains.

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