Originally Posted by Buddhamom
Now what can you tell me about the tornadoes? I heard you get a lot and that scares me a bit.
I lived there for about 5 years, and remember only one tornado. I'm not sure if a tornado actually formed, but the sirens went off. I think you will be fine, but look for homes with basements if you're really worried.
One thing I do remember about the weather, besides all the snow, is the flooding. If I remember right, it was pretty well limited to surface streets (lack of proper drainage or something), but it was common around campus after long/hard rains. I would suggest checking the flood maps just to be safe since you are interested in farming.
This whole thread makes me really miss Bloomington, though! I really loved it there....