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Answered 2012-12-31 04:16:59

Tornadoes are called twisters because they spin around.

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Are hurricanes called twisters?

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


Are tornadoes and cyclones called twisters?

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


What else are tornadoes called?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters.


Why are SOME tornadoes called twisters?

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


Another name you call tornadoes?

Tornadoes are often called twisters.


What are American tornadoes called?

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


Are tornadoes called different names?

They can also be called twisters.


Are tornadoes or hurricanes call 'twisters'?

Tornadoes are called "twisters." Hurricanes are sometimes called "tropical storms" before they reach violent wind speeds, and are referred to as "typhoons" in the Pacific. Both tornadoes and hurricanes can be called "cyclones" because they both have violently rotating wind.


Are tornadoes called anything or are thay just called tornadoes?

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



What are the names of a tornado?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters.


What is a tornado known as?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters.


Are twisters related to tornadoes?

Tornadoes and twisters are the exact same thing.


Are twisters and tornadoes the same?

Tornadoes and twisters are the exact same thing. People who live in the Tornado Alley States such as Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas nickname tornadoes, twisters because tornadoes happen a lot there. Twisters is the slang version of Tornadoes and many people all over the world use the word twisters when talking about tornadoes.


What is a tornado's common nickname?

Tornadoes are often called twisters.


Are twisters stronger or more powerful than tornadoes?

No. Twisters and tornadoes are the same thing.


What are tornadoes sometimes called?

They are called funnel clouds or, more often, twisters.


What is another term for tornado?

Tornadoes are sometimes informally called twisters.


What other names are tornados called?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters and (incorrectly) cyclones.



What are hurricanes and tornadoes called?

Tornadoes can be called twisters, but tornado is the preferred term. Hurricanes are also called tropical cyclones, though that is a somewhat broader term.


Are tornadoes and hurricanes are called twisters?

A twister is a tornado. A hurricane is bigger and entirely different type of storm.


What are different names for tornadoes?

Tornadoes are often referred to as twisters and sometimes, incorrectly, as cyclones.


How can you cause twisters?

There is no way for people to cause tornadoes.


What are 3 names that tornadoes are referred to as?

Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters. Some people will also call them cyclones, though this is technically incorrect. If a tornado occurs on water it is called a waterspout.


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