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When Do Tornadoes Occur?A tornado can occur during any season , it will usally occur between 3pm and 9pm. Tornados frequently occur in Tornado Alley and Florida. The U.S.A has many tornadoes every year.

How a Tornado is Created?A tornado begins when cold and hot air meet during a supercell storm. The hot air rises and the cold air lowers creating a spiral.

What is a Tornado?Tornadoes are spiraling gusts of wind created when warm and cold air meet during a supercell thunderstorm. They can bring destruction on trees, vehicles and even homes.

How Do Tornadoes Effect People?Tornadoes can effect people in many ways. Such as loss of homes, their deaths, loss of loved ones, loss of pets, loss of jobs and in many other ways.

Fun FactsTornadoes can have wind speeds of up to 300+mph. Each tornado has it's own shape colour and size. Before a tornado hits the ground it is called a funnel cloud. A tornado in the water is caled a waterspout. Tornadoes that pass through deserts are called dust devils. Ancient people thought that dust devils were ghosts. The UK has roughly 60 tornadoes a year. In 1925 the USA had the worst tornado ever recorded in history, it killed 695 people and injured 3'000.

How Do Tornadoes Effect the Environment?Tornadoes can effect the environment in many ways. Such as uprooting trees, destroying plants, destroying animal habitats and in many other ways.

FACTS from tornado is a rapidly spinning tube of air that touches both the ground and a cloud above.Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters.Not all tornadoes are visible but their high wind speeds and rapid rotation often form a visible funnel of condensed water.The Fujita Scale is a common way of measuring the strength of tornadoes. The scale ranges from F0 tornadoes that cause minimal damage through to F5 tornadoes which cause massive damage.Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 100 miles per hour (161 kilometres per hour).Extreme tornadoes can reach wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour (483 kilometres per hour).Most tornadoes travel a few miles before exhausting themselves.Extreme tornadoes can travel much further, sometimes over 100 miles (161kilometres).The Tri-State Tornado that travelled through parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana in 1925 left a path of destruction over 219 miles (352 kilometres) long.The Tri-State Tornado was the deadliest tornado in US history, killing 695 people.The USA averages around 1200 tornadoes every year, more than any other country.The majority of these tornadoes occur in a geographically unique area nicknamed ‘Tornado Alley’.US States most often hit by tornadoes include Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Florida.In 1989 the deadliest tornado ever recorded in the world killed around 1300 people in Bangladesh.In the southern hemisphere tornadoes usually rotate in a clockwise direction.In the northern hemisphere tornadoes usually rotate in a counterclockwise direction.A tornado that occurs over water is often called a waterspout.Weather radars are used to detect tornadoes and give advanced warning.Basements and other underground areas are the safest places to seek refuge during a tornado. It is also a good idea to stay away from windows.

Tornado safetyWhen a tornado arrivesyou should hide in your basement. Never go near windows. If you're in a car and you see a tornado leave your vehicle. Also leave mobile homes.


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