Oklahoma turnado

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Tornado

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with the storm cloud and with the ground. A funnel cloud is not needed in order for it to be a tornado.


Shawnee, oklahoma tornado

After over 300 reports of sever weather on Sunday another round of dangerous severe weather is expected Monday with the greatest threat once again in the southern plains targeting oklahoma and part of Kansas.

Moore , Oklahoma tornado

51 people have been killed after a tornado hit Moore, suburb of Oklahoma City. At least seven children are among the dead, with picture from the scene showing a school severely damaged by the storm. As night fell in Oklahoma a spoke woman for the medical examiners office said the death toll was expected to rise to rise.

More than 140 people have been treated at the hospital. Around 20 of those were children .Plaza towers elementary , was particularly hard hit. The storm tore off the roof and knocked down walls several children were pulled alive from the rubble , the associated press reported.

How tornadoes form

You've got to have the right atmosphere conditions. To form a tornado you have to have warm humid air and cool dry air the mix of that will cause thunderstorms to form. When the thunderstorm forms it can get stronger from the clashes of air and feed off that warm air. If you have rotating winds in the atmosphere such as wind blowing north and wind is blowing south will cause rotation in a storm to form and with that rotation is the rotation get strong enough it can cause a funnel cloud to form and if the funnel cloud touches the ground then it becomes a tornado.

speed & wind from a tornado

The winds of the tornadoes have been estimated to exceed 300 mph. The forward speed of the tornadoes has been observed to range from almost no motion to 70 mph.

Estimated peal wind 200-210 mph.


Fujita Scale

the fujita scale sometimes its called the F-scale as well. the orginal scale rates tornadosbased on damage. The new scale of 2007 enhaced fujita or EF scale rates according to damage, as well, but inspects damage in more detail. the scale ranges from FO at the weakest to F5 at the strongest.

The damages in Shawnee Oklahoma & Moore Oklahoma

In shawnee Oklahoma tornados major damage at trailers do near Oklahoma City , spotter says earth 'scoured.

In Moore Oklahoma flattening neighborhood , setting buildings on fire and landing a direct below on elementary school . It also showed vehicles littering roadway south and southwest of Oklahoma City.

Moore Oklahoma Tornado Damage from May 20, 2013

Affected areas in Oklahoma

The tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and leaving lots of homes destroyed. They were all devastated and hurt.

States included in Tornado Alley

The States that are tornado Alleys are Texas , Oklahoma , Kansas, Nebraska , south dakota and Iowas and some small parts of Colorado and Missouri .

Conclusion

51 people have been killed after a tornado hit Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. At least seven children are among the dead, with pictures from the scene showing a school severely damaged by the storm. As night fell in Oklahoma a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said the death toll was expected to rise. More than 140 people have been treated at hospital. Around 70 of those were children.Plaza Towers Elementary School, was particularly hard hit. The storm tore off the roof and knocked down walls. Several children were pulled alive from the rubble, the Associated Press reported.