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A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of two hundred and fifty miles per hour or more. Damage paths can be more than one mile wide and fifty miles long. In an average year, eight hundred tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in eighty deaths and over one thousand five hundred injuries. In the body of my essay, I will tell you about types of tornadoes...

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Tornado Synopsis of the El Reno Tornado

TORNADO SYNOPSIS OF THE EL RENO TORNADO Introduction Tornadoes are violent storms that look like black, funnel shaped clouds. The wind of these storms can reach a speed of 500 kilometers per hour (310 miles per hour). Tornadoes are capable of destroying everything on their path. Tornadoes are usually the extreme result of a very large thunderstorm called a supercell. During the storm cold air and warm air combine. The cold air goes drops as the warm air rises. The warm air eventually twists...

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Waterspout Tornado

very close to tornado alley. Knowing the different types of tornadoes and what to do if one occurred near you may potentially save your life. C. Credibility: I lived in the heart of tornado alley for 16 years and have personally experienced at least 30 tornadoes. D. Thesis Statement: The purpose of this presentation is to inform the audience on tornadoes. I will inform them on what a tornado is by definition, what causes a tornado, the types of tornadoes and tornado safety. ...

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Difference Between Hurricane and Tornado

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HURRICANE AND TORNADO It's easy to find similarities between the weather phenomenon, we call a hurricane and the one we call a tornado. Both cause most of their damage through high winds and rain, and the arrival of both can cause evacuations, emergency warnings and general chaos. But there are numerous differences between the two weather systems, from the elements that form them to the type of devastation they leave behind. The confusion between a tornado and a hurricane may stem...

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Tornado Alley

TORNADO ALLEY “ A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extend down from a dark clouds and moves over land in a narrow, destructive path.”( earth science textbook) That is the definition of a tornado it doesn't sound fun or cheerful at all. but to the people that live in tornado alley it is something they are used to. There are many factors the cause tornados to appear in tornado alley, but the main one is location. But where is the location?? Why is it this location?? Locations...

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Hurricanes Versus Tornados

devastating and deadly natural disasters are the hurricane and the tornado which both cause heavy amounts of damage and are uncontrollable. There are many similarities in how hurricanes and tornadoes are formed. Although they are distinct disasters, hurricanes, and tornadoes pose similar threats to resources because of high winds which can destroy properties and affect the economy along with people’s lives. Both the hurricane, and the tornado are rated on a category scale. First, devastating, and deadly...

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Black Friday: Tornado in Canada

Black Friday: Tornado in Canada "The roof was caving in and I thought I was going to die. It was like your worst nightmare!" said Mary Grandish. Most people think they will die when they see,or hear of a tornado heading their way. Although all the details of the formation of a tornado are not yet understood, it is known that tornados are the result of great instability in the atmosphere and often appear during severe thunderstorms (see appendix #1 for a scientific explanation on how it really...

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Tornado Case Study

Case Study Tornado In Barneveld, Wisconsin On June 8, 1984, at 12:50 a.m., a devastating tornado struck the small village of Barneveld, Wisconsin. Although a tornado watch was in effect, no warning was issued since the tornado originated near the town. The town, which had approximately 580 residents, was literally flattened by winds in excess of 200 miles an hour. Casualties made up about 11% of the population: 9 lives were lost and 57 persons were treated for injuries. The storm destroyed...

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Joplin Tornado

Joplin, Missouri, is little town that nearly got destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011. Joplin got hit by an extremely dangerous tornado, an EF5 tornado, a very powerful tornado. To this day, the city of Joplin is still recovering. Joplin is a city in southwest Missouri near the Kansas boarder, west of Springfield. It was founded in 1839. The city’s motto is “Proud of Our Past….Shaping Our Future”. Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County, although it is not the county seat. As of...

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Title : Tornado General Goal : To inform the audience about tornado Specific Goal : To inform the audience about some facts about tornadoes. Thesis Statement : To inform the audience about the types of tornadoes, the causes of tornadoes, and odd occurrences that may be associated with tornadoes. Introduction: I. Attention grabber: What can hurdle automobiles through the air, rip ordinary homes to shreds, de-feather chickens, and travel at speeds over 60 mph? II....

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