Shawnee , Oklahoma

Shawnee , Oklahoma

A monstrous tornado occurred on May 19 , 2013 in Shawnee Oklahoma. This tornado took the lives of two men in a mobile home park and injured more than 20 . The high winds got to be about 200 mph . The two fatalities were of 76 year old Billy Hutchinson and 79 year old Glen Irish .


Tornadoes are known as a violent storm with winds whirling around a small area of extremely low pressure, usually characterized by a dark funnel-shaped cloud causing damage along its path

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How tornadoes are formed

Tornadoes are formed by warm moist air and cool dry air colliding . When the opposite types of air combines it creates an of balance in the atmosphere .A change in wind direction and an increase in wind speed with increasing height creates an invisible, horizontal spinning effect in the lower atmosphere.An area of rotation, 2-6 miles wide is in much of the storm and in this area is where the strongest and the most violent tornadoes form.