Thunder LIghtning and Tornadoes

For Your Education


A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes can cause massive destruction. they can destroy buildings in mere seconds. the highest wind speed that they have yet is 300 mph. There paths can be 50 miles long. There averages is 1000 tornadoes in one year nationwide.

how tornadoes form

Most tornadoes form from thunderstorms. For a tornado to occur you need warm weather from the gulf of Mexico and cold weather from Canada you also need high humidity


Lightning is a big flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous. LIghtning kills or injures more people than hurricanes an tornadoes.

What causes Lightning

Lightning is a Electric current up in a cumulonimbus cloud or thunderstorm cloud. Way up in the sky many small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around in the air. All of the callisions create a eletrictrical charge.

Pictures of thunderstorms

Big Daddy

Lightning in Super Slow Motion