Warning

Tornados are near

Tornados are Dangerous

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. They are often referred to as twisters or cyclones, although the word cyclone is used in meteorology, in a wider sense, to name any closed low pressure circulation. Tornadoes come in many shapes and sizes, but they are typically in the form of a visible condensation funnel, whose narrow end touches the earth and is often encircled by a cloud of debris and dust. Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 110 miles per hour (177 km/h), are about 250 feet (76 m) across, and travel a few miles (several kilometers) before dissipating. The most extreme tornadoes can attain wind speeds of more than 300 miles per hour (483 km/h), stretch more than two miles (3.2 km) across, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).

They could come here

Could Happen Any -where

Tornadoes can take place anywhere, but the majority occur in the middle of the United States. Cold and warm fronts meet each other, coming from the mountains, deserts, and Caribbean Sea. "Tornado Alley" is the area in which most tornadoes hit, which include the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois! The spring season is a very popular time for tornadoes to happen!


5/20/13 Moore, OK EF-5 Tornado