Tornadoes

Parent Category: Natural Disasters
A tornado or twister is a violent, rotating column of air which typically has a speed ranging from 177 km/h to over 480 km/h. This devastating windstorm is usually characterized by its funnel-shaped cloud that extends toward the ground.
They do, but most tornadoes don't make international news and generally, the strongest tornadoes that do most of the serious damage occur in the U.S. Hurricanes occur in the southern hemisphere, but are called cyclones or tropical cyclones rather than hurricanes.
If you mean the tornado itself than wind. However debris inside the tornado is just as destructive because the debris hits buildings cars or people. In fact the wind in a tornado kills less people than debris. hey
yes they are strong especially Oklahoma but most of them are weak of EF0 or EF1
Since lightning is an electrical current, normally in athunderstorm, little pieces of ice way up in the cloud collidetogether fast and hard, making an electrical charge, which theneventually makes an electrical current that is known as lightning.
Water has a very high specific heat capacity, meaning that a body of water will not change temperature very easily. As a result it is not uncommon for some bodies of water to be warmer than the air above them. This creates a layer of warmer air just above the water's surface. If there is enough...
Yes. When a tornado forms, hot and cold air come together. Theyspiral around each other at a great speed, which is known astorsion.
"Worst" is a subjective term, but for these purposes death toll is probably a good proxy. So based on that the worst tornadoes in U.S. history are: . The Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. This F5 tornado killed 695 people and injured over 2000, making it the deadliest U.S. tornado by far. It...
The pieces picked up, thrown down and left behind from a tornado is called debris
You may want to tune into the radio to see if there are reports of funnel clouds or other indicators of potential tornadic activity. If you are concerned enough and have the time and room you may pull over and stop to see if it is rotating.
Yes. A rain free base is a sign of an updraft.
F4 and F5 are the two strongest categories of tornado on the Fujita Scale. The Fujita scale rates tornadoes from F0 to F5 by the severity of damage done. An F4 tornado will level most houses and strip the bark from trees. An F5 tornado, with winds than can exceed 300 mph, will completely...
Because a lot of water can run to them at times without enough drainage for the water to escape.
run away Answer: There are recomendations available from local government safety agencys. If you have time do what the warnings on the radio or TV tell you. If you don't you should seek shelter in a basement or other protected area. You should figure out where a good place to shelter is before...
From 1950 - 2009 there were a total of 1,549 tornados (average 25.8 per year) in Minnesota. See related links for Minnesota tornado history and statistics.
A a mid-latitude cyclone is larger by far, typically a few hundred miles across. A tornado is one of the smallest kinds of storm, their size is usually measured in yards rather than miles.
"Fire tornadoes" technically aren't tornadoes but a type of whirlwind produced by a fire. These firewhirls can be produce by just about any fire that is intense enough. So yes firewhirls are possible in MN.
It can go from lifting shingles on roofs to leveling buildings depending on the strength of the winds. Whole trees can be uprooted and animals can be lifted up and thrown miles away.
Trailer parks do not attract tornadoes. This is a misconceptioncreated by the fact that tornadoes rated F1 and F2 tornado candestroy a trailer but usually not a house. To destroy a house ofstandard or above standard construction would normally take an F3or stronger tornado, tornadoes this strong are...
In Canada tornadoes are most likely to occur in Saskatchewan,MANITOBA and Ontario.So it does,but these are just Canadian places.No need to worry because they don't happen often...if they do they last around a couple of minutes(or a little longer)and they usually happen around may-august
Yes, Kansas actually ranks 4th in number of tornadoes among all the states.
The winds in a tornado are actually fastest at the edge of the funnel. Withing that radius the tornado rotates as if it were a solid object, so wind is not as strong at the center as you might expect. The pressure at the center, however, is quite low. In some tornadoes a downdraft descends though...
In the latest five-year period (not counting 2011 as statistics are not finalized) the U.S. experienced 6329 tornadoes.
The safest place in a tornado is a basement or underground storm shelter. If no underground shelter is available the best shelter is a central room away from windows on the lowest story of a house.
The safest place to be in your house during a tornado is in the basement.
Tornadoes can happen at any time of day or night, but mosttornadoes occur between 4-9 p.m.
Yes. Tornadoes vary greatly in strength. There is even a system of assessing tornado strength called the Enhanced Fujita scale. It uses damage to estimate the peak wind speed of a tornado, and then sort it into one of six categories: EF0: 65-85 mph. Tree limbs broken with some weaker trees toppled...
Between 1921 and 1995 Florida had two days with violent tornadoes: April 15, 1958 and April 4, 1966. Each day saw a single tornado in Florida with a rating of F4.
Tornadoes can hit Florida at any time of year, but the greatest number happen in the summer, with the highest activity occuring in the months of June through September.
The Enhanced Fujita Scale assigns a rating from to a tornado EF0 to EF5 based on a damage-derived wind speed estimate. Engineers and meteorologists examine the damage after a tornado and estimated the peak wind speed. The tornado is the given a of whatever wind range that estimate falls in. Below is...
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Keep a battery operated weather radio around so that you may be alerted of tornadoes or other dangerous weather even if the power goes out, which is common in such situations. Have a plan on where to go after a tornado if your house is damaged or destroyed. It should be within walking distance as...
Just bout everywhere. Tornado Alley isn't an area where tornadoes form exclusively, it's just a place where they form more frequently than other places.
Yes, Canada does get tornadoes, although it is not a common occurrence. They occur mainly in late spring and summer throughout southern Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba, although other provinces have has tornadoes as well. Generally Canadian tornadoes are relatively weak (F0's and F1's). But the...
1) Get into your basement in a place w/o any windows. If you dont have a basement, seek a tornado shelter, or ask friends/family/neighbors if you can use their basement/shelter. 2) always have a emergency kit (band aids, food, water, possibly a blanket, and all the items in a normal Emergency kit,...
a thunderstorm is just short a typhoon rains and it becames flood
When air of different temperature collides, the result is usually rainfall and sometimes a storm.. A warm front is created when warm air meets cold air, and the warm air starts to rise over the cold air. As warm air rises, it begins to cool, and condensation occurs, resulting in rain clouds.. When...
get to a shelter. If it is a small tornado then go to the closet or bathroom and pile clothes, sheets, and blankets on top of you.
Meteorologists study tornadoes and other weather events. Many of those who study tornadoes are storm chasers.
A thunderstorm is a weather-related phenomenon. It is stated that a thunderstorm is defined by having the following characteristics: . Cumulonimbus Clouds . Precipitation (rain/hail) . Lightning/Thunder
Greatest pressure drop . A pressure deficit of 100 mb (hPa) was observed when a violent tornado near Manchester, South Dakota on June 24, 2003 passed directly over an in-situ probe. In less than a minute the pressure dropped to 850 mb (hPa), which is the lowest pressure ever recorded at the...
The most destructive tornado in U.S. history was the Joplin, Missouri tornado of May 22, 2011. The cost of damage was $2.8 billion.
Tornadoes can happen in just about any part of the world that gets thunderstorms. Places that see a relatively high incidence of tornadoes include the United States, Canada, Australia, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, and Argentina.
This is not true. Tornadoes occur in all four seasons. They are most common in the spring because of the collisions of warm and cold air that produce thunderstorms.
A tornado on a body of water is called a waterspout.
The United States had 1093 tornadoes in 2007.
You're joking right? In case not, it's called an erection as well as many colloquialisms.
Both a tornado and a volcanic eruption are potentially deadly and destructive natural disasters that release large amounts of energy.
Yes i can by using technology scientist predicted it.
The upper limit of tornado in not quite known. The strongest winds ever measured in a tornado were 302 mph (486 km/h), but wind measurements from tornadoes are rare, so some tornadoes may have been stronger. Additionally, this value was scanned from a point over 100 feet (30m) off the ground. Winds...
The area in which the tornado happens can erode the area away cause the animals that lived there to have no home or die of the tornado
You are more likely to be injured or killed by broken glass andflying debris.
Tornado activity in the United States is highest in May
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First, tornadoes are not given names. second, there have been thousands of tornadoes in the past ten years. It would be impossible to list them.
The least common tornado is the F5.
Yes. Both the state of Washington and Washington D.C. have hadtornadoes.
F2 is a rating on the Fujita scale, which assess tornado intensity based on damage. The scale runs from F0 at the weakest to F5 at the strongest. F2 indicates a strong tornado (most tornadoes are F0 or F1) that can tear the roof from a well-built house and lift cars off the ground.
There is no way of knowing that as tornadoes have been around far longer than there have been people to record them.
There were 126 tornado fatalities in 2008.
Tornadoes can form in almost any sort of climate except for polar or extreme desert. However, they are most common over areas with a temperate grassland type climate, where collisions of air masses of different temperatures and moisture content frequently cause intense thunderstorms.
The energy for all weather events on Earth, including tornadoes, ultimately comes from the sun.
Thunderstorms in themselves cannot destroy, yet a tornado or lightening in a thunderstorm can cause damage.
somtimes...it very's from year to year..depending on the warm air,cold air and moister..this year(2008) we have aready had three acounted for tornadoes..most of the tornadoes show up around down south.they also appear around the east to north east..rarly but still do..
Not likely, because astronauts haven't seen any tornadoes on Jupiter. There have been massive storms (hurricanes and tropical cyclones). One of them is the Great Red Spot which is a humongous hurricane bigger then Earth. It has been running on Jupiter for more then 400 years.
The scale used to classify tornadoes is known as the Fujita scale.
In a few cases there have been as many as 13 tornadoes on the ground at the same time in different locations.
No. Tornadoes are disasters. They kill and injure people and damage or destroy homes and businesses. The effects of tornadoes may range from roof and tree damage, to the utter devastation of entire communities.
There is no given forward speed for a tornado of any rating. Like most tornadoes, an F5 can be anywhere from stationary to moving at 70 mph. Wind speeds inside an EF5 tornado (essentially the same rating with corrected wind speeds) are in excess of 200 mph.
F5 tornadoes are the most violent tornadoes. Tornadoes are classified in the Fujita which ranges from F0 at the weakest to F5 at the strongest. The Fujita scale was replaced by the Enhanced Fujita scale in the United States in 2007 and in Canada in 2013. On this scale, EF5 is the strongest.
Tornadoes are generally more violent, but a cyclone will release more energy simply because it is much larger. A cyclone is virtually any large-scale low pressure system with a closed circulation, and is not necessarily severe.
There have been a number of tornadoes that have stuck St. Louis including a few F4 tornadoes. The most significant tornado to strike the city, which occurred on May 27, 1896 and killed 255 was an F4.
A tornado is basically just a vortex of wind. Often it produces a cloud of dirt and debris on the ground from the wind kicking stuff up and a condensation funnel from pulling in moist air.
Tornado activity in the U.S. generally peaks in April, May, and June.
it destroyes homes and can kill people.
Tornadoes can occur anywhere in Texas but they are most common in the northeastern quadrant of the state.
Any trees or man made structures in a tornado;s path will be affected, likely sustaining some degree of damage. People or animals in the path may be injured or killed.
Tornadoes don't eat because they aren't alive. However, any trees or man made structures in the path of a tornado may be damaged or destroyed.
There is no known way to stop a tornado. You cannot stop a tornado. It is a force of nature.
They are relatively rare, but they do happen.
Tornadoes are bad because they can damage or destroy property and kill and injure people.
Loss of homes and buildings, injuries, fatalities, overall devastation.
Simple predicate italicized, complex predicate in bold. The center of a tornado can cause a great deal of damage .
Oklahoma is ground zero. Texas, Florida, and Colorado are also high-risk states.
Another name for a tornado is 'Funnel Cloud'. The reason why is because tornadoes are shaped like a funnel. Tornadoes are also partly cloud. If you put the two words together, it makes 'Funnel Cloud'.
tornadoes occur mainly on the eastern side of America. medium risk for tornadoes: Canada, New York, Florida, north Dakota & south, and some of Texas high risk: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Illinois highest risk: kansas, Maryland and parts of Europe and west and east Australia ...
Yes. All 50 U.S. states have had at least a few tornadoes.
tornadoes can cause bad and vary destructive hail , heavy rain