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Latest News Wires Tornado threat: How are January tornadoes possible? (+video)

A tornado threat was posted Tuesday. Tornadoes are unusual in winter, but a large swath of the country was under a tornado watch, with some areas facing a tornado warning.

By Greg McCuneReuters / January 29, 2013

Dusty Compton / The Tuscaloosa News / AP / File

Tornadoes in January? A wide area of the central and southeast U.S. faces this unusual threat as an approaching cold front clashes with unusually warm air, a meteorologist said on Tuesday.