Cause And Effects Of Tornadoes

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A tornado is a massive and violent spinning column of air that comes into contact with the ground and produces strong winds. Tornadoes are formed when a number of things all happen together to create their destructive power. Tornadoes can happen in many places around the world but the most are in tornado ally in the U.S. Most tornadoes are short lived and don’t last more than a few minuets but have lasted for a couple hours. In the late 1980s, a tornado swept through Yellowstone leaving a path of destruction up and down a 10,000-foot mountain. It is also believed that the low pressure in a tornado causes buildings to “explode” as the tornado passes overhead. But the fact remains that, rapid winds traveling at a speed of more 200mph and the debris slams into the buildings causing most structural damage. (Conserve Energy Future) Not only can tornadoes do something strange like that but they have different types of tornadoes too.

The United States has averaged around 1200 tornadoes each year since 1950. (Conserve Energy Future) These massive forums of destruction need a couple things to happen in order for them to be created. You have to have a thunderstorm already in the works. Then you get warm moist air that comes up from the Gulf of Mexico that meets with cool dry air that’s coming from Canada. The air then becomes unstable once these two meet and starts to give the groundwork for a tornado to go into the next stage. Next you will get a change
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