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Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters.

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What are other names for tornadoes?

Tornadoes are often called twisters. Some people call them cyclones, though this is not a correct name as it already applies to something else.


What are thin tornadoes called?

Thin tornadoes are often called rope tornadoes.


What place is it called where all tornadoes hit?

The stretch of land hit by a tornado is referred to as its damage path. If you are referring to a particular region where all the world's tornadoes occur, there is none as tornadoes can happen almost anywhere. However the place that get s more tornadoes than anywhere else is called Tornado Alley.


What are American tornadoes called?

Tornadoes in the United States are simply called tornadoes. In informal contexts they are sometimes called twisters.


Why cant the continental US have to tornadoes?

The continental United States can and does have tornadoes. It has more tornadoes than anywhere else.


What do they call tornadoes in US?

Tornadoes in the U.S. are called tornadoes.


Are tornadoes called anything or are thay just called tornadoes?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters, but tornado is the preferred scientific term.


What countries have tornadoes?

The United States has the most tornadoes than anyone else in the world.


Why are tornadoes called twisters?

Tornadoes are called twisters because they spin around.


Does South Dakota have tornadoes?

Yes, South Dakota is part of a region called Tornado alley, which gets more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world. Even outside Tornado Alley tornadoes have been recorded in all 50 states.


Do tornadoes form in Antarctica?

While they happen everywhere else, tornadoes are not known to form in Antarctica.


What are tornadoes or hurricanes called?

Tornadoes or hurricanes, surprisingly


Why do tornadoes happen in Miami?

Tornadoes happen in Miami for the same reason they happen anywhere else. See the related question for how tornadoes form in general.


What is another word for twister?

Tornadoes are formally called tornadoes.


Are there tornadoes in the interior plains?

Yes. The interior plains of the U.S. get more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world.


What are Small tornadoes around the main tornado?

Smaller tornadoes near a larger tornadoes are often called satellite tornadoes. Smaller vortices within a tornado are called subvorticies or suction vorticies.


Are hurricanes called twisters?

No, tornadoes are called twisters. Hurricanes and tornadoes are two very different things.


What is it called when two tornadoes merge?

When two tornadoes merge, it is just called merging; there is no special term.


Are tornadoes and cyclones called twisters?

Cyclones aren't (they can be called hurricanes), but tornadoes and twisters are the same things.


Another name you call tornadoes?

Tornadoes are often called twisters.


What name do open water tornadoes have?

Tornadoes on water are called waterspouts.


Does the sun have tornadoes?

Enormous vortices have been observed on the sun that resemble tornadoes. They have been called "solar tornadoes" but they are not tornadoes by the meteorological definition.


Why are SOME tornadoes called twisters?

Any tornado can be called a twister, not just some. Tornadoes are called twisters because they spin.


Is it true that Tornadoes only occur in Tornado Alley?

No. Tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. Tornado Alley just gets more tornadoes than anywhere else.


Do grasslands have tornadoes?

Yes, more tornadoes happen on the Great Plains of the United States than anywhere else in the world.


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