How do tornado clouds look like?
Tornadoes often form in a type of cumulonimbus cloud called a wall cloud. Look up what a cumulonimbus cloud looks like on Google images.
Tornadoes come in different shapes, and the shape changes during the life of the tornado. Some tornadoes are like thin tubes or ropes, some look like large wedges. If it is wrapped in rain, or there isn't enough light, it can be hard to see a tornado. Sometimes clouds may look like a tornado but aren't, so looking for other clues like rotation is important.
What conditions do meteorologist look for when trying to identify the possibility of a tornado forming?
A tornado is a vortex and may also contain vortices. A vortex is a rotating body of liquid or gass. In a tornado, the vortex is made visible by condensation or dust and debris. It may look like a cone, tapering appendage, or column attatched to the clouds, or may take the appearance of a tube or swirling mass of dust.
A Tornado basically looks like a grey cone, but it moves on it's "tip". On top of the tornado, there is usually dark grey clouds. Some tornado's can be skinny and some can be fat. It is usually very, very, very windy when your are somewhere close to the tornado. There may be rain when a tornado is close to your area since tornado's are formed by hot and cold air (ithink..).