Tornadoes Science Of The Skies -

the online tornado faq by roger edwards spc - the basics about tornadoes what is a tornado according to the glossary of meteorology ams 2000 a tornado is a violently rotating column of air pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud and often but not always visible as a funnel cloud, teacher guide to hurricanes and tornadoes - tornadoes unlike hurricanes are born in regions that are dry and windy a tornado forms in a spiral from top to bottom many believe that tornadoes form from the ground and all the way up to the sky but they actually form from the skies and downwards, tri state tornado missouri illinois indiana march 1925 - tri state tornado missouri illinois indiana march 1925 the longest deadliest twister in american history and the fourth of our 10 worst disasters of the last 101 years whipped through four states flattening 15 000 homes and killing nearly 700 people 243 in one town alone, site guide u s tornadoes - tornado forecasts tornado threat forecast seasonal tornado outlook tornado threat update tornado forecasting three part introduction series identifying and understanding the basic ingredients, where and what is tornado alley tornado alley facts - tornado alley is term that it is typically used to describe a wide swath of tornado prone areas between the rocky mountains and appalachian mountains that frequently experience tornadoes it is not an official weather term it was primarily a phrase popularized by the media the biggest november, texas tornadoes tossed trucks across daily mail online - everybody who woke up yesterday is alive today that s a real blessing texas digs in for colossal clear up after unprecedented twin tornadoes tossed trucks across the skies, tornadoes average low world high days what is a - tornado intensity rating system the intensity of tornadoes is defined according to the fujita scale or f scale which ranges from f0 to f6 as outlined below, weather wiz kids weather information for kids - volcanoes volcanoes are not associated with weather but instead are natural disasters what is a volcano a volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth, looking back at the april 3 4 1974 super outbreak u s - the chart above displays a comparison of the most intense tornadoes f ef3 or higher between the 1974 and 2011 outbreaks in all of these categories 1974 prevails with ease, midwest tornadoes the sky was just rumbling cnn - several tornadoes ripped through the midwest on sunday killing at least six people and devastating neighborhoods, severe tornado outbreaks are increasing over time - phil plait writes slate s bad astronomy blog and is an astronomer public speaker science evangelizer and author of death from the skies, opinion how can we be safe from tornadoes cnn - joshua wurman says tornado deaths can be reduced prediction and preparedness can be improved but individuals must also tend to their own safety, summer cloud science the happy housewife home schooling - if you live in a place where hot and humid air makes the weather unstable in july and august it might be the perfect time to study different types of clouds and do this fun experiment, weather wiz kids weather information for kids - lightning what is lightning lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm all thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous, noaa national severe storms laboratory - the noaa national severe storms laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage, brian morganti captures images of fourteen tornadoes in - in one scene a tornado passes perilously close to a farm with the dark skies clashing with the strong greenery of the grass brian said i looked in my rear view mirror and saw a large dark dust swirl about a quarter mile behind me and had to get out to photograph the action once again, earth news 2018 environmental science articles - get news and articles about the planet earth plus scientific analysis of environmental issues like climate change and extreme weather events, skies of arcadia video game tv tropes - skies of arcadia is a role playing game for the sega dreamcast featuring pirates who sail the skies rather than the seas vyse and aika are two young and, time reveals lower death toll from oklahoma tornado the - officials said it was still too early to say precisely how many people had been killed by the tornado in oklahoma but the toll appeared to be significantly less than initially feared