ALL ABOUT TORNADOES By:katie strand/Kalyst

What is a Tornado?

A tornado is a skinny, powerful rotating cylinder of wind. It is in the shape of a funnel. Tornadoes are strong enough that they can tear off roofs of houses, WOWZER!! Some tornadoes have been known to spin faster than one car wheel. Tornadoes can cause tremendous damage depending on what kind of tornado it is. Tornadoes have to touch the ground before you know its an actual tornado. Some lighting can be around tornadoes! A tornadoes wind speed can be over 300 miles per hour.

HOW DO TORNADOES FORM?

For a tornado to form , there has to be a thunderstorm.Spring and Summer are the seasons when tornadoes form. Warm air and cold air masses meet together. The wind keeps spinning the air, until the funnel forms. The air gets spun as the tornado moves it along.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Tornadoes are known to last at least 10 minutes. But some tornadoes last more than one whole hour.

HOW POWERFUL CAN THEY BE?

Tornadoes are known to have the most winds on earth! Each tornado can cause over 80 deaths or more. And 1,500 injuries.

WHERE DO TORNADOES HAPPEN?

Tornadoes happen in Kansas,Oklahoma,Nebraska,South Dakota,North Dakota,Texas,Iowa,Missouri,Louisiana and Arkansas!

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Tornadoes can form above water which is called a water spout.
  • The longest tornado ever known to last is 3 1/2 hours
  • Did you know that 148 tornadoes were once formed in only 18 hours?

This looks like an EF3 or an EF4

This is problably an EF3

This is a EF1

This Tornado would be either an EF5 of EF4. The worst 2 tornadoes, which causes a lot of damage.

This is a EF2

GLOSSARY:

  • Cause- how it happens
  • Deaths-when something or some one dies
  • Funnel-a tube or pipe that is wide at the top, and narrow at the bottom
  • Injuries-when some one or something is hurt
  • Masses-something that takes up some part of a space
  • Per Hour- how fast you go or how fast something is
  • Seasons- the four divisions of a year (Spring,Summer,Fall and Winter)
  • Spun-something that is spinning
  • Tear- ripping somthing apart
  • Tremendous-humungous, large or

Q and A: Did Dorthy from the Wizard of oz live in Tornado Alley.

ANSWER: YES, KANSAS

Credits:

Created with images by NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0054" • sarafhathaway - "Not a Tornado" • NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0065" • NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0210" • Treforlutions TreVizionz - "INCOMING EXPRESS" • NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0384"

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