The first and most important thing any experienced weatherman, survivalist or tornado chaser will tell you is you need to know what you’re dealing with. Without a clear understanding of what exactly a tornado is, every other tip or piece of advice has a good chance to fall flat and do no good after all.
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How tornadoes appear 0:56
The force of a tornado 🌪 2:15
Tornado Alley 2:45
What a tornado spotters do 3:33
An F-0 tornado 5:11
An F-1 tornado 5:25
An F-2 tornado 5:40
An F-3 tornado 5:55
F-4 and F-5 tornadoes 6:13
The best way to avoid a tornado in a car 7:11
Myths about tornadoes 8:06
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– Most of the time they appear in the summer when the ground is heated and the upper parts of the atmosphere are influenced by cold winds brought on by thunderstorm supercells.
– The force of their collision creates a spinning wall cloud right below the level of the parenting storm.
– With time, both the updraft and the downdraft become stronger and stronger. It eventually produces a vertical column of spinning air that starts to suck debris from the ground like a giant drain.
– A tornado can be up to 2 miles in diameter. The wind speed sometimes surpasses 300 mph, and the speed of the funnel itself traversing the land is somewhere between 25 to 40 mph.
– The main way to assure your safety is to be aware of your surroundings, and plan in case a tornado comes your way.
– There’s a term: ‘Tornado Alley’, which includes most of the Southeastern and Midwestern parts of the USA.
– Specially trained people can detect the very first signs of a storm that can produce a tornado. There are more than 230,000 of these vigilant storm-watchers across the US.
– When observers confirm the first signs of upcoming tornadoes, the emergency warning will immediately go off.
– An F-0 tornado is more like a landspout – it won’t cause any significant damage.
– An F-1 tornado, with wind speeds up to 110 mph, is more of a concern.
– An F-2 tornado can tear small trees out from the ground. Any mobile home would be destroyed by it.
– An F-3 tornado is where the real trouble begins. The wind speed can get up to 205 mph.
– F-4 and F-5 tornadoes are the rarest, but also the most dangerous. If you ever hear that something like that is coming your way – it’s best to find a bunker, safe room, or an underground shelter nearby.
– The best way to avoid a tornado in a car is to figure out the direction it’s going and take a course about 90 degrees from this direction.
– Shopping malls or cinemas could be extremely dangerous if you want to hide from tornadoes. The myth that larger structures are safer is just a myth.
– One suggests that it’s better to open windows during a tornado, and that’s as false as it gets.
– Another important misconception is that smaller tornados are weaker and less dangerous. That’s also not true.
– No matter how small or slow-looking a twister is – try to not underestimate it, and always use every method of avoiding trouble.
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