How dose a tornado form? A tornado forms when a warm wet front and cold dry front collide and a updraft and downdraft cause the cold and warm air to rotate and eventually causing the cloud to touch the ground.
How tornado's are measured
Historical tornado events
May 3,1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak
Deaths: 46 Injured:800 Cost: $1.5 billion
May 22,2011 Joplin Missouri
Deaths: 161 Injured: More then 1,000 Cost: $3 billion
Prepare: If there is a possibility for tornado's have Flashlights,Water that will last for 3 days,batteries for the flashlights,nonperishable and blankets pillows (padding)
How do we tell its coming?
New stations have radars that can tell if there is precipitation or a danger like lightning,hurricanes,storms,blizzards and tornadoes and they have a warning
Impact from tornado's
- Losing loved ones
- Losing a home
Many people are impacted by losing loved ones they open there eyes and there not next to them.They have lost a home the roof is ripped off and there are few walls standing.
Cold front: A cold mass of air
Warm front: A warm mass of air
Updraft: a downward moving current
Downdraft: a upward moving current