what causes tornadoes

by: Hannah Williams

why did I choose this topic and how does it relate to me personally?

I choose this topic because I have always been interested in tornadoes and I hate them at the same time so I want to know more about them.

how does this topic relate to everyday life and why is it important?

tornadoes happen all over the world and have been happening very often lately.

fact #4

The rising warm air pushes the cold air beneath it, creating a rotating column that can span up to 10 miles, while twisting at speeds exceeding 200 miles an hour.

"Weather Questions & Answers." Weather Questions. N.p., 30 May 2013. Web. 26 May 2015.

fact #5

The strongest tornadoes have rotating winds of more than 250 mph.

fact #6

Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long

fact #7

Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm.

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