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Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids
Tornadoes What is a tornado? A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of up to 300 mph. They can destroy large buildings, uproot trees and hurl vehicles hundreds of yards. They can also drive straw into trees. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide to 50 miles long. How do tornadoes form? What are some other factors for tornadoes to form? What is a funnel cloud? How do tornadoes stop? What is a microburst? What is a waterspout? What is hail? What is the largest hailstone recorded in the United States? What is a gustnado? What is a landspout? Where are tornadoes most likely to occur? Know the Lingo TORNADO WATCH - Tornadoes are possible in your area. TORNADO WARNING - A tornado is either on the ground or has been detected by Doppler radar. Click Here to see if there are any active warnings in your area. Know the Facts Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity

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the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History HistoryLink.org Essay 8099 : Printer-Friendly Format At about 12:51 p.m. on April 5, 1972, a severe (category F3) tornado strikes the eastern part of Vancouver, Washington. The tornado demolishes the Peter Skene Ogden Elementary School, then sweeps through the Sunrise Bowling Lanes and the Waremart Discount Store. Six people are killed and over 300 are injured. Property damage exceeds $5 million. The 2014 U.S. Tornado Season Has Begun Each year, from March to June, millions of Americans that live in the Midwestern and Southern United States, brace themselves for the tornado season. And while the twisters are often late, they never fail to make an appearance. This year's first big storm which arrived on Sunday, April 27th, was a deadly slow moving system that caused havoc across a large swath of the country from Oklahoma to Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Iowa, The Carolinas and even, New York.

What is it like in the eye of a tornado Dorothy Gale and Toto might be able to tell you. Same with Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt. But aside from in "The Wizard of Oz" and "Twister," has anyone ever been in the eye of a tornado and lived to tell about it? It seems that a couple of people have -- a man in 1928 and another in 1943. We'll get to them on the next page, but first, let's get into these tornadoes ourselves and see what all the fuss is about. What is a tornado? What is a Tornado? Tornadoes are violent storms that strike as a powerful rotating mixture of wind and thunderstorm clouds, extending from the clouds to the ground in a funnel shape. They are know to be the most powerful and destructive atmospheric generated phenomena (wind systems), and are very common in the USA, particularly from the middle belt extending to the east coast. Every year, there is an average of 800 tornadoes that hit various parts of the USA. Even though many of them are very mild and could be seen as just strong winds, there has been a few tornadoes that have been very devastating and flattened many homes, schools and structures along its path.

WHAT TO DO IN A TORNADO A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornado How Tornadoes Form Tornadoes demolish houses, flip cars, cross rivers, dig 3 foot (0.9 meter) trenches, and lift lightweight objects 10,000 feet (3048 meters) into the air. A tornado is a lethal combination of wind and power. Tornadoes touch down all over the world, though most often in the United States.

How Tornadoes Work" Myths are full of fantastic and destructive creatures. If it's not a city-leveling angel, then it's giants sauntering vengefully into unsuspecting towns. In reality, all the calamities we're liable to encounter are due to natural phenomena and human will. But of all the destructive powers in our world, none resembles the ferocity and form of those mythic monsters quite like tornadoes. These storms descend like a dagger from the clouds. How do tornadoes form? How do Tornadoes form? This question is one that has not been a bit uncertain among people who study weather, but here is an explanation that many believe is the closest possible cause of tornadoes. Tornadoes are simply borne out of supercell storms (Supercell tornadoes are more powerful than those that do not come from supercells). A supercell storm is a thunderstorm characterized by powerful updrafts.

Tornado Stories We will be adding stories as we come across them. Some will be about debris, some about experiences, some poignant, some curious, but all true. A Tragic Harvest Celebration On Sunday, August 10, 1924, four miles east of Thurman, Colorado, the Garrett, Yoder, and Kuhns families gathered at Henry Kuhns' ranch after a Mennonite service. Twenty-seven people had just finished a harvest celebration dinner.

Web Weather for Kids: Tornadoes on the Soccer Field! As you read the story below, think about how you would answer these questions. How would you feel if you were in this weather event? Would you do anything differently to make sure you stay safe? Tornadoes Tornadoes Written for the KidsKnowIt Network by: Brandon Guymon Tornadoes are incredibly powerful wind storms that form out of very strong thunderstorms. Scientists still don’t understand why some thunderstorms produce tornadoes and other thunderstorms do not produce these devastating natural disasters. Tornadoes form when several events take place in the storm.

Famous Tornadoes - Large Tornadoes Famous tornadoes are hard to describe. Does the death toll make a tornado famous? What about wind speed? Or the target of a tornado?

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