TORNADOES


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What is a Tornado?

A tornado is a violent wind tunnel that can destroy people's lives.

How Tornadoes are Dangerous


Tornadoes have tremendous wind power and suction. Most likely if your house gets hit by a tornado it's going to be completely destroyed or ripped apart. A tornado is dangerous mostly cause the flying debris it throws around. Tornadoes have caused many deaths, especially in big city's that have tall buildings. Tall building are dangerous when there is a tornado, they will collapse and fall on people or trap them. Tornadoes are dangerous to all humans and animals.

How do Tornadoes Form

Tornadoes form when cold and hot air go towards each other at different directions. Warm moist air shoots upward meeting colder, dryer air. Warm moist air is lighter than the cold dry air making for a strong updraft within the thunderstorm. Tornadoes usually occur in big thunderstorms. They also usually form in the spring but, they can form whenever. Tornadoes will start out as funnels and as they progress they will get bigger and finally touch the ground.


The Biggest Tornadoes

The biggest types of tornadoes are f5's. These huge violent tornadoes will tear a house apart in seconds easily. These tornadoes can get up to more than a mile long and also get up too 300 mph. These types of tornadoes are very rare. This is why we fear f5 tornadoes because they're also very violent and will kill many people. Most people do not ever get to see an f5 tornado in their life time. When there is an f5 tornado there usually lightening in a close by area or next to it.

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Waterspouts

These tornadoes are quite interesting and unique. Waterspout tornadoes are usually not strong or harmful. Waterspouts form on water or on land then move to the water. These types of tornadoes are rare too see. Waterspouts usually occur in the tropic regions.


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Destructive Tornadoes

Some tornadoes can only last a couple minutes but, can destroy everything in there path.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterspout