BC: Why do tornadoes only happen in the U.S? | Why is tornado alley where its at?
FC: Tornado | By: Heidi Christiansen
1: A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending between and in contact with a cloud and the surface of the earth. | Definition | Safety Precautions | Don't drive during tornado conditions. Tornadoes can kill you if you are in a car.
2: How Tornadoes Are Formed | Rising air within the thunderstorm updraft an area of rotation, 2-6 miles wide.
3: Interesting Facts | May 2003 has the most number of tornadoes recorded in a month. Tornadoes can occur at any time.
4: Can tornadoes be predicted? | They can be predicted but the predictions are lower then 10%.
5: Where They Are Formed | In the plains, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolinas.
6: Killed at least five people, the number could raise as search and rescue teams start to fan out. The wind speeds of 515 mph. | Oklahoma tornadoes
7: Tornado Damage | The wind speed can be 200mph to 300mph. A weak tornado may break branches. A strong tornado may destroy some buildings. A violent tornado causes incredible damage.