Essay on Tornado

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  • What is a Tornado?

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    in seconds. They can rip through homes and take lives in less than a minute. Being prepared for a tornado now could save ones life in the future. Tornadoes are strong, spinning columns of air that can form from a thunderstorm. Depending on the strength of the tornado the winds in this column of air can exceed 250 miles per hour. There are multiple conditions that have to be in play for a tornado to form. These violent storms can be faint of very active. Tornadoes are classified as being one of

  • Measuring Tornado

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    use Fujita-Pearson to measure the strength or force of a tornado. There are 6 F scale numbers. F6 is the highest category with wind speed 319-379 mph. Next, F5 is incredible tornado with wind speed 261-318 mph. Next, F4 is devastating tornado with wind speed 207-260 mph. It is completely capable of flattening cars and hurling cattle, and F1 can push a mobile home off its foundation. Naming tornadoes The term comes from the Spanish word “tornado”. It is the past participle of the Spanish verb tornar

  • Tornado Essay

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    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

  • Tornado Essay

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    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

  • Tornado Alley

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    approximately 1,000 tornadoes that occur each year in the US, but there are also many that go undetected and unreported. In El Reno, Oklahoma, in 2013, a tornado hit and covered 175 miles per hour. This was the fastest, and largest storm ever recorded. Oklahoma has about fifty-two tornadoes occur, on average a year. The definition of a tornado is a small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms. A cold

  • Cause And Effect Of A Tornado

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    A tornado is a viscous and possibly deadly occurrence in our weather that can happen at any time or any place around the world with almost no warning. I reside in the panhandle of Florida where we have hurricanes and tornadoes. Weather forecasters can give people enough warning that they can prepare and/or leave in the event of a hurricane, however a tornado is much different. Hurricanes present favorable weather conditions for tornadoes, as well as normal, everyday, rainy weather patterns do

  • Tornado Research Papers

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    Tornados are an extremely interesting phenomenon. These natural disasters need a series of very precise activities to occur in order to materialize. For a tornado to form, it needs the same events as in a thunderstorm to occur. First a wind shear needs to take place; this is when two opposing gusts of wind on different levels make a horizontal vortex. One section of the vortex will rise because of the buoyant warm air, creating a storm. After this a supercell can form; a supercell happens when upper-level

  • What Is The Joplin Tornado

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    Joplin Tornado By: Dianna Bp1 : This terrible twister had frightened Joplin Mo, in the year of 2011, May 22. These are some facts . The Joplin tornado traveled for 22 miles on the ground , the highest winds that this tornado had was 200mph 320km. Another fact is that this dangerous Tornado went to be an EF5 tornado, The to tornado had been EF3 , then made its way up to an EF5 tornado. One more fact is that this terrible twister had started at 5:30 and end ended at 6:12 , there was a warning siren

  • Cause And Effect Of A Tornado

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that a tornado forms when a rotating column of air that meets up with a thunderstorm and hits the ground. (HR Byers, Compendium of Meteorology, pp 681-693) About each year there are about 1,000 tornadoes. A scale called enhanced Fujita (EF) is used to measure the intensity of the tornado. There is a number given to the tornado from 0-5 and that number depends on the wind damage. The wind damage is scaled upon what was hit such as trees

  • Cause And Effect Of Tornados

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    To form a tornado the atmosphere needs to create an “instability.” The air closest to the ground will be warm, humid, and have south facing winds. In the upper atmosphere, the air will be cold with west or southwest facing winds. These two components in the upper and lower atmosphere together create the atmospheric instability. Another key component to form a tornado is wind shear. Wind shear is the change in wind speed and direction of wind while the warmer and cooler air are chasing each other

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