Tri-State Tornado; March 18th, 1925 a major fatality happened. A tornado happens when moist and dry air create a funnel,which turns into a tornado. The Tri-State Tornado happened three miles Northeast of Ellington, Missouri and made its way through Illinois and Indiana. More than 13,000 people were injured and 585-695 people died. This devastation was hard to recover from. In this project we are going to see which out of History Channel and US Tornadoes tells me more about the Tri-State Tornado.
Tornadoes and flooding from the Friday storms killed 20 people, the chief Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said on Wednesday in its latest update of fatalities. Fallin said some people were sucked from their cars and some vehicles tossed from the roads.
A low pressure system was over Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri moving towards the northeast. To the east of the low pressure system there was a warm front advancing north and a cold front trailing to the southwest. The temperatures recorded just before 1 p.m. was over 60o F. We can assume there was a 100-knot upper-level jet max moving from the west/southwest given the speed of the tornado. Wind shear was also present, helping with the rotation (National Weather Service, 2011). With these factors there was everything to make the perfect tornado.
Since the beginning of time there have been countless weather disasters, which include hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Comparable to other natural disasters, there is a great deal of severe damage to properties, businesses and unfortunately loss of life. There were a total of 422 tornadoes throughout the country in 1953. Texas has endured a multitude of disastrous storms; however on May 11, 1953 there was a particular storm that forever transformed a city called Waco, Texas known as 1953 Waco Tornado.
Gave the knowledge of what to look for, this can help save lives and keep loved ones safe but what if someone is unsure of what to look for; well the news channels do provide tornado watches and warnings.
I believe there are a couple of reasons contributing to the stark contrast in response to the Joplin, MO tornado and Hurricane Katrina. The first and most obvious reason is the difference in disaster type. As a category three storm at the time of landfall, Katrina affected over 93,000 square miles in 138 parishes and counties of Louisiana and Mississippi (Fox News, 2006). The destructive power of a category three storm felt over such a large geographic area cannot compare to any other type of disaster except that of another hurricane. Although a tornado, in its own right, is an extremely destructive phenomenon, its path of destruction through Joplin, MO as EF-5 tornado seemed to be most severe as it traveled within town limits, and coincidently lost strength as it transitioned into the surrounding communities spread throughout the countryside (News, 2017). Compared to the hurricane, the amount of destruction levied by the
On May 22, 2011, Joplin, MO was hit by one of the deadliest tornadoes recorded since 1947. Growing to a category EF-5, and tearing a path of nearly a mile wide, the tornado claimed 161 lives, and roughly 7,500 homes and 500 businesses were either damaged or destroyed. The estimated damage was nearly $3 billion, the highest ever for a tornado in the United States. Lives were lost, many people lost everything they had, and yet they would still stay to pick up the pieces and rebuild. The area of tornado alley in the United States expects this type of natural disaster, and is always prepared, however predicting tornadoes intensity can be extremely difficult since one can never tell what a tornado is going to do next.
It is vital for the survival of mankind that we respect and understand the severity and danger of natural forces and weather conditions. Although advances have been made in the predictions and warning systems of the National Weather Service, or NWS, we must be vigilant in our efforts to always respect what is coming. It is also imperative that we learn from the mistakes we have made in the past and grow from them. One such piece of literature which can help to do this is "Storm Warnings: The story of the a Killer Tornado", by Nancy Mathis, which depicts an amazingly horrific incident where mankind was not prepared for what was coming. The following is understanding of the events that took place on May 3rd, 1999, which showcased an amazing, and terrible, spectacle of tornadoes in Oklahoma. Furthermore we will delve into what has changed since this to better our understanding of upcoming weather related dangers as well as planning for said forces of nature.
Did you know the costliest tornado in United States history is the Joplin tornado which caused $2.8 billion dollars in damage? Tornadoes are a very serious natural disaster some can be done in 10 minutes but some can last for an hour or some can even last for more. Tornadoes can also unfortunately cause deaths and can very well obliterate buildings in seconds (of course depending how strong the building is and depending the kind of building). Tornadoes kill on an average of 60 people each year. Tornadoes can form without many warning (except if you are prepared), the damage it does is costly, but if you are prepared it’s easy to survive a deadly tornado.
In 2011, an EF-5 tornado tears through Joplin, Missouri. In 2011, it was the biggest year for tornadoes. Supercell tornadoes were spawning up to 50 tornadoes that year. They were spawning in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Missouri. It was a multi-vortex, one mile tornado that tore through the town of Joplin, Missouri. The Tornado struck in late afternoon of May 22, 2011, this was the days where it was memorable and people couldn't forget that day. The EF-5 tornado was one of the most powerful tornadoes in history. The winds that the tornado produced were over 200 miles per hour.
During the Joplin, Missouri Tornado many people did not take shelter because they thought it was a false alarm. So by many people not doing that it cause many more injuries. Tornadoes form from rotating air caused by a thunderstorm. Tornadoes usually have winds less the 160 mph but the Joplin, Missouri Tornado did not. The tornado included many details common to tornados, damage and destruction to property and lives that affected the region, but the area has recovered in the aftermath.
“The worst place for an EF5 tornado is on the road, or in a car.”
It all started in Joplin, Missouri in the heart of the city. This tornado was not an immense surprise, considering Missouri is right in the middle of Tornado Alley. Tornado alley is a certain region in the U.S. where there is a relatively high tornado occurrence. It all happened on May 11, 2011, Sunday at dinnertime. Tornado officials calculated that the tornado was traveling at about 200 mph. It was ranked an EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. It roared for six miles, ruining everything in its path. It ripped the roof off of a hospital, killed 161 people, and injured 1000. It
A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes can produce massive destruction with wind speeds of 250 miles per hour or more. The typical tornado moves from southwest to northeast, but they have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour but it may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour. Although tornadoes occur in many parts of the world, they are found most frequently in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the spring and summer months. In an average year, 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in 80 deaths and over 1,500 injuries.
A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of two hundred and fifty miles per hour or more. Damage paths can be more than one mile wide and fifty miles long. In an average year, eight hundred tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in eighty deaths and over one thousand five hundred injuries. In the body of my essay, I will tell you about types of tornadoes, where tornadoes come from, where and when tornadoes occur, the damage they inflict, variations of tornadoes, and how to detect tornadoes.