Opening Tornadoes

Tornadoes, are a very dangerous moving object coming from the sky. Did you know that most big tornadoes occur here in the United States? Every tornado has its own shape, sound and color. Tornadoes are perpendicular funnels of fast spinning air. Did you know their top winds are 250 miles per hour?


Forming facts

Tornado forms when changes in the winds speed and direction create a tornado. When tornadoes form, is when hot and cold air form together. The normally occur when the warm air from the ground goes up towards the dry cold air. They often start because of thunderstorms called "super-cells". The faster they get, the more dangerous they get. There are different types of tornadoes, so they all form in different ways. Some examples are Wedge, classic, land spout, and dust devils.

Safety Tips

UN-plug all electrical items, mostly computers, T.V.s and wireless phones. If your indoors close all windows and doors, you should always go under a staircase, or in a basement if you have one. If you live in a apartment building stay away from elevators, protect your head with a mattress or big soft piece of furniture. If you are outside, you should either go to a building, or find a ditch and duck down and put your hands over your head. After the tornado has passed be careful and look for power lines that have fallen down.

Interesting facts

Tornatttttt.jpgdoes can occur anytime of the year, but most of them occur in May, but most tornadoes only last about one minute. Every tornado has it's own color. A tornado always rotates either counter clockwise or clockwise. The tornadoes color depends are where it takes place and what the surroundings are like. Most of the time tornadoes move from the southwest to the northwest, but then they also can go in any direction. Did you know tornadoes have enough power to lift trees up from their roots?

They get up to 300 mph. Most tornadoes only last for about 10 minutes, some tend to last for many hours tho. The most tornadoes deaths in one your occurred in 1953 starting with 519. In 1986 and that happened with 15 deaths. Texas is the highest ranking state with the most tornadoes in one year, that's 125. Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida , and Kansas are the top five states that have the most tornadoes. The United States is a major area for tornadoes.

There is more than 1,500 injuries per year. Tornado funnel clouds are very transparent. You can see tornadoes more when water droplets are falling from the sky. They can only more about 10-20 miles per hour. They really don't ever travel more than 6 miles. About 2 percent of tornadoes are violent. Tornadoes cause 70 percent of deaths during the storm.

Most deaths are because of flying objects. Today weather channels let you can most likely let you know 13 minutes before the tornado hits. Some signs a tornado is going to hit are: dark sky, greenish sky, a loud plane like sound, and large hail. The f-scale is less than 0.1%. More than 1,00 tornadoes occur across the United States. Damage paths are 1.6 km wide, and 80 km long. They mostly occur in the southern states. About 100 tornadoes occur in Canada a year.


More Information

Britain has more tornadoes than any other country, because of their relative land area. Most of British tornadoes are weak. The deadliest tornado in Britain occurred in April 26th, 1989 killing 1,300 people. The Untied States most deadliest tornado occurred in 1925. This tornado killed 625 people and injuring 2,027, all in the states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.

Be prepared.

To be prepared for a tornado is easy. All you have to do is have a radio on the weather station, so you can hear if your under a tornado watch or warning still. Watch the weather, in case the weather gets worse. Always have a place where you and your family can take cover. Make sure your away from glass and flying debris. Have a flashlight in case the power goes out, and gather the most important valuables when you have a watch of a tornado, because you don't want to lose anything special to you.

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