Yes, those are tornados. Now you are probably wondering why I have pictures of tornados here. I have put these pictures here because the last couple of days of our journey we were either driving through a tornado watch, or, delayed by a tornado warning. It was quite exciting. At one house the power went out quite often. Thankfully the temperature was not dreadfully hot, because we had to cook on the grill and eat outside. We never saw a tornado, but the wind was very, very powerful.