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                                                Tornadoes Facts

A tornado can be defined as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud with whirling winds that can reach to a speed of 300 mph. These winds are the fastest on the earth. Tornadoes are also known as cyclones or twisters. They generally have a gray color tint. A tornado is a strong turbulent column of fast moving air. It keeps in contact with the earth’s surface. The Fujita Scale is a way of measuring the strength of a tornado. Weather radars are used to detect them and give an advance warning. A typical tornado lasts for about few minutes only.

Fun Facts: –

  • If a tornado forms over a water body then it is known as a waterspout.
  • Tornado Alley is an area of United States stretching from west Texas to North Dakota. More than 200 tornadoes occur in this area each year.
  • If a tornado does not pick dust and debris then it will be invisible.
  • North America’s geography is most vulnerable to these violent weather events.
  • Most of the tornadoes last only for a few minutes.
  • In the Southern hemisphere, tornadoes usually rotate clockwise and in the Northern hemisphere, they rotate counter-clockwise.
  • A tornado can come in various shapes like funnel-shaped, rope-like swirls etc.
  • The deadliest tornado ever was occurred in Bangladesh in 1989. It killed approximately 1,300 people.
  • On an average, almost 60 people are killed by tornadoes every year.
  • An extreme tornado can travel more than 100 miles before dissipating.
  • The tri-state tornado that occurred in 1925 is the deadliest tornado in U.S. history. It killed 695 people.


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