Presentation on theme: "Emily N. Siena A.. The problem is that, we would like to know how tornadoes form and why they form. Also we would like to know what we can do to protect."— Presentation transcript:
The problem is that, we would like to know how tornadoes form and why they form. Also we would like to know what we can do to protect ourselves from them.
I predict that tornadoes start when hot and cold wind mix together and the clouds and wind swirl around to create a TORNADO. And that tornadoes cause huge damage to whatever comes within its path.
There’s a place where tornadoes occur the most. That place is called tornado alley. Tornado alley is in central USA. Those states are: Texas Mississippi Florida Oklahoma Missouri Iowa Kansas Illinois Nebraska These tornadoes usually happen in the Spring and Summer. But mostly spring. Weak tornadoes go on for about 1-10 minutes before going away but violent tornadoes go on for about 60 minutes.
About 69% of all tornadoes are weak. A weak tornado looks very thin, and won’t do much damage. It goes 110 miles an hour. That’s not much compared to a F5 which can go 318 miles an hour. That one is so horrible that strong framed houses get lifted off where they were. Those and F0’s are completely different. If you ever wanted to see a tornado, F0 would be the one, if you wanted to see a F5, you would most likely probably die.
To notice that a tornado is forming, it would first start to get windy. You would then see persistent swirling in the clouds above. Then if you looked at the ground below the swirling clouds you would see dust or other things on the ground like leaves start to whirl. That COULD mean a funnel which is still inside the cloud. Right after that heavy rain or hail-most likely hail- would start falling, and you would hear loud rumbles that is continuous unlike thunder. So basically a thunder/hail storm before the tornado occurs. The wind would begin to pick up and then a huge wind shift (depending on the type of tornado). Sometimes a tornado can’t be seen because of the weather. Tornadoes are very loud and can sound like a waterfall, train, or a jet. Then you would begin to see flashes of green-white light. The power lines would eventually snap and rip. The wind that caused this could be a tornado. If you look at the sky which would be a little blackish by now, you would see clouds moving very quickly which could mean a tornado. Last but not least you would see a funnel cloud coming from the sky like this one:
On may 5, 2010 there were at least 33 tornadoes reported and 29 confirmed. April 22, 2010 40 tornadoes were reported. Several buildings, houses and farm buildings were destroyed there in Scott City, Kansas.
To conclude this presentation I would like to say that tornadoes are very interesting and you got to see why. Tornadoes are formed because warm and cold air press together. A tornado is one of the most dangerous of the natural disasters and you now see why. So stay safe and don’t go chasing any tornadoes because you will end up getting hurt.