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S: Tornadoes

FC: Tornadoes By: Hunter K. & Shawn W.

1: Table of Contents | Intro Chapter 1 How to be Safe? Chapter 2 What is a Tornado? Chapter 3 How They are Caused? Chapter 4 What are other twisters? Chapter 5 What is the F Scale? Chapter 6 Storm Chasers Chapter 7 Where do Tornadoes Form? Info page

2: It is a warm summer day down in Oklahoma and the kids are out and playing. But out of the blue, the sky turns black and it starts to rain. The kids are now inside to play. Winds started to rush. It started to hail; left and right, big flashes of lightning came. As the family runs to the cellar, all they can see is a huge black funnel reaching for the ground... | Intro

3: Devastating tornado | Tornado in field | Tornado in thunderstorm

4: Do you know what to do if that happened to you? If not, read on and you will learn safety tips, signs of tornadoes, learn what they are and how they are formed, and about other tornadoes. | Tornado shelter

5: How to be safe | To be safe from tornadoes, seek shelter, such as storm cellar. If you don't have one, go to a room with no windows or a bathroom. Tornadoes occur without warning. To keep your family safe make an emergency plan. After you have that plan, practice that plan just to be safe. This can be very helpful.

6: Tornado formation graph

7: Tornadoes are very strong. A tornado sucked up snakes from a pond and threw them all over a small town. A sign of a tornado is a sucking noise. Tornadoes are actually invisible at first. Tornadoes suck up rocks and debris. Hail storms happen before and after a tornado. The fastest wind is 317.5 miles an hour. A tornado is a rapid spinning column of air. Tornadoes kill a lot of people every year. | What are tornadoes?

8: A tornado can be caused be convection. Convection is not the only thing that can cause a tornado. They can also be formed by a super cell. Most tornadoes can last up to 30 minutes or longer. All tornadoes are read on the F scale. Funnels can be up to 660 feet wide. If there is a tornado, get to a storm shelter. Most people killed by tornadoes are killed by flying debris. | How is a tornado caused?

9: Tornado in plain

10: A water spout is a type of tornado. Water spouts suck up sea creatures and threw them inland. Water spouts move up to 10 to 20 miles an hour. The longest water spout lasted 15 minutes or less. Water spouts can be dangerous. A dust devil is also a type of tornado. Dust devils are really quick. | What are other tornadoes?

11: The F scale is a scale that records how big the tornado is and how much damage it did. The F scale also measures the wind speeds of the tornado. The F scale is from F1-F5. F1 being a minor tornado that can break branches off trees, and F5 being a devastating tornado that can destroy cities.In May 2011, an F5 was in the town of Joplin, Missouri. The tornado was the biggest recorded tornado in Missouri. | What is the F scale?

12: People who chase tornadoes are called storm chasers. They chase tornadoes for work or for fun. People who study tornadoes or storm chasers are called meteorologists. They help us be safe if a tornado is coming. | Storm Chaser's car | Who are storm chasers?

13: Storm Chaser filming a tornado

14: Most tornadoes appear in tornado alley. Tornado alley is in mid America. It has regular tornadoes.Tornado alley spreads from Minnesota to Texas. The states that tornado alley spreads through, have many tornadoes every year. They are also the most prepared for tornadoes. | Where do tornadoes form?

15: Tornado Alley

16: Tornado made from house fire

17: RESOURCES images from www.bing.com Tornadoes by Michael Allaby Tornadoes by Liza Burby

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