Tornado And Its Effect On The Tornado Essay

817 Words Feb 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Introduction A tornado is known as a destructive vortex of violently rotating winds and having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud. Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes are very unpredictable. A Fujita scale (F-Scale) rates the intensity of a tornado. On March 18, 1925 the “Tri-State Tornado” killed 695 people and injured more than 2,000. It was recorded the top deadliest tornado in U.S. history. The tornado was rated and F5 with winds of 260 miles per hours, it traveled more than 300 miles through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. (CNN)
What causes a tornado to form? A tornado is more than likely to appear when there is a very bad thunderstorm. Very often, tornadoes happen when warm air and cold air meet. To be exact, warm air always come from the ground and the much colder air tends to comes from the sky, when these two meet, the warm air gets trapped by the cold air and it doesn 't get through. Since there is no other way out, the warm air finds it way spinning around and eventually they spin together as one. It then creates a rotating column that can spin up to 10 miles high and have a speed of 200 miles per hour. As soon as the spinning of air begins, it is much unnoticed until it starts picking up dust and debris and within it minutes you can see the shape clearly. Tornadoes can last from a minute or less to one hour or more!
The Effects of Tornadoes Tornadoes are very much different from other natural disasters. For example, a hurricane is a huge storm but rarely does…

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