Tornadoes

Riley Hlavac

What is a tornado?

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that descends from a thunderstorm where a cold and warm air mass meet.

Where was the deadliest tornado, and what was the strongest wind speed ever recorded?

The deadliest tornado occurred on April 25, 1925, and was nicknamed the "Tri-State Tornado" because it struck three states- Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.which killed 695 people and injured 2,027. The highest wind speed recorded in a tornado was 318 MPH in a tornado that hit Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999.

Who studies tornadoes?

The scientists who study tornadoes are called meteorologists. They still don't know which storms will produce tornadoes, but their studies have brought forth new information.

Are there different shapes of tornadoes?

Tornadoes can come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some tornado shapes are wire, drill bit, wedge, cone, or flared base.