By: Aimee Jose
How are tornadoes formed?
Tornadoes usually begin with a storm. But these storms are super powerful storms called Supercells.They reach up to 50,000 ft. they bring high force winds, giant hailstones, sometimes flooding and huge flashes of lightning.When hot air and cold air meet it causes instability in the atmosphere. Which causes a tornado.
Storm Chasers follow violent storms called tornadoes.They do this to learn more about them.They measure the magnitude of the tornadoes.Magnitude means how big something is.
More information about tornadoes
Tornadoes are rapidly rotating columns of air, that form inside storms.Tornadoes mostly occur in the United States.About 1,200 tornadoes occur in the United States every year. Tornadoes move to speeds up to 100 km per hour! Water spouts are just weak tornadoes that form over water.Water spouts can rarely move inland and become tornadoes that can cause damage and injuries.