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Tornadoes are destructive columns of air that rotate and have contact between earth’s surface and a cumulonimbus cloud. http://basicplanet.com/tornado/

Tornadoes are destructive columns of air that rotate and have contact between earth’s surface and a cumulonimbus cloud. http://basicplanet.com/tornado/

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  • 1. TORNADOES BasicPlanet.com
  • 2. Tornadoes are destructive columns of air that rotate and have contact between earth’s surface and a cumulonimbus cloud. Tornadoes tend to come in many different shapes and sizes, but most of the time they look like a condensation funnel. BasicPlanet.com
  • 3. Most tornadoes usually have a wind speed of 110 miles per hour or less and are about 250 feet in width. The worst tornadoes can exceed wind speeds of 300 miles per hour and move for more than 100 kilometers before dissipating. BasicPlanet.com
  • 4. There are a few different types of tornadoes that are classified by specific characteristics. Waterspout Landspout Multiple vortex tornadoes BasicPlanet.com
  • 5. These types of tornadoes are typically weaker than traditional tornadoes, but can still cause destruction because they can create strong winds. Landspout BasicPlanet.com
  • 6. Are specific types of tornadoes that have two or more columns spinning in the air that rotate around the same center. Multiple Vortex Tornadoes BasicPlanet.com
  • 7. Form from the bases of certain types of clouds over tropical and subtropical bodies of water and have rather weak winds with smooth walls that usually travel quite slowly. WaterspoutBasicPlanet.com
  • 8. BasicPlanet.com Some people believe that if you open the windows to your house, it will prevent a tornado from doing maximum damage because there is a large drop in atmospheric pressure. Popular Misconceptions People believe that they are protected from tornadoes or that tornadoes won’t affect their area if it’s not a flat, farm or desert-like surface.
  • 9. Tornado Facts Tornadoes kill an average of 179 people per year in Bangladesh, the most in the world. About 1,200 tornadoes hit the U.S. yearly. Tornadoes are the most violent of all atmospheric storms. BasicPlanet.com
  • 10. Knowing the basic information about these different kinds of tornadoes can help you better prepare for a disaster in your hometown. BasicPlanet.com And remember, always stay away from windows!
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