Shawnee & Moore Oklahoma Tornado
Objective: Describe, step by step, how a tornado forms
Shawnee, Oklahoma Tornado
Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
Defining a Tornado:
How Tornadoes Form:
In Step 1:
You must have warm, humid air and dry cool air. The mix of that will cause a thunderstorm
In Step 2:
The thunderstorm forms; it can get stronger from the clashes of air and feed off the warm air.
In Step 3:
If there are winds blowing South and winds blowing North, that will cause rotation in the storm. If that rotation gets strong enough it could possibly cause a funnel cloud to form; if the cloud touches the ground it's then considered a tornado.
Wind Speeds of Both Tornadoes :
Now, the tornado's wind speed that struck at Moore, Oklahoma was REALLY strong. The average speed of a strong tornado would be 111-200 mp/h. At this town, the tornado unfortunately killed twenty-four people.
The Fujita Tornado Scale:
The Damage and Deaths :
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma treated 11 patients;one victim was in critical condition, the remaining 10 were to be treated for minor injuries and to leave.
In Moore, Oklahoma many homes were completely destroyed, run-down, and severely put down to shreds along with the rest of the community. The biggest ordeal so far happens to be an elementary school, which was full of children, along with their teachers and staff members. Many children happened to die in that school; approximately twenty-one.