Tornados By:Giovanna Brito

What are tornados?

Tornados are narrow, violently, rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour!!

πŸŒͺA tornado in actionπŸŒͺ

How do they form?

Tornados are formed by warm moist, Gulf air meets cold Canadian air and dry air from the Rocky Mountains.

Because wind is invisible, it is hard to see a tornado unless it is forming a condensation funnel made up of water droplets, dust, and debris.

A tornado forming

WhEre do they occur?

Tornados occur in many parts of the world such as:

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • North America
  • South America

New Zealand reports about 20 Tornados each year! About 1,200 Tornados hit the US YEARLY!!! 😱😱😱

Map of where Tornados hit.

After a tornado

There is ALOT destruction after a tornado

Tornado destruction

How to prepare for a tornado

Tornados can form in seconds, change direction at a heartbeat, and devastation can last a lifetime, so to not let that happen, we need to be PREPARED πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ WAIT.... How?

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan.
  • Listen to NOAA( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest info.
  • Look for the following danger signs:
  1. Dark, often greenish sky
  2. Large hail
  3. A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
  4. Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
  • Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms

Credits:

Created with images by skeeze - "tornado destruction joplin" β€’ NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0054" β€’ NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0232" β€’ Steven Pisano - "Brooklyn Street Scenes" β€’ skeeze - "tornado funnel cloud forming" β€’ skeeze - "tornado destruction joplin" β€’ tpsdave - "tornado damage oklahoma twister" β€’ skeeze - "tornado destruction joplin" β€’ PublicDomainPictures - "hurricane storm clouds" β€’ Daquella manera - "Tornado" β€’ H.L.I.T. - "NEW YORK CITY TORNADO WARNING (!)" β€’ NOAA Photo Library - "nssl0054"

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