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Torando

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What Weather Conditions Are Necessary for a Tornado to form?
Thunderstorm clouds
Cold front trigger
Rapid decreasing temperature
Saturated Air
Low level moisture
A tornado is a violent moving rotating column of air. When a cold front meets with a warm front, is in contact with both the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud, the cold and warm front mix they soon form a thunderstorm, which can very quickly form a funnel cloud.
Formation
A tornado appears as a spinning cone-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the ground with high speed winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
Stages
A tornado begins in a thunderstorm called a supercell. A supercell might last longer than a normal thunderstorm. The same property that keeps the storm going also starts most tornadoes. The wind coming into the storm can form a funnel cloud. The air in the funnel spins faster and faster and creates a very low pressure area which sucks more air into it.
When does the event happen?
Where does this event occur?
A tornado can happen anywhere on land, formed out of a cumulonimbus cloud from a thunderstorm. Where warm air from the tropics and cold air from the poles, that follow warm and cold fronts, mix.
Levels of severity.
Enhanced Fujita Scale
EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5

Damage
A strong enough tornado can rip away vegetation that could have been otherwise holding soil in place. A tornado could also just rip up soil itself. This affects the Lithosphere.
When tornadoes touch down in water they are often called waterspouts. Flooding may occur which can contaminate the water supply. The water may also erode land.
A tornado effects the atmosphere by creating high speed winds.
Tornadoes affect the Biosphere by destroying Animals habitats, hurling objects at living things. Ripping up plants from the ground. And just creating accidents that end up killing something or someone.
Safety

Bottles of water
At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
First Aid-Kit
Flash Light
Extra supply of clothes.
Map
Tornado
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/wtwist2.htm
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/tornado/formation.html
http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes
http://virginiadot.org/travel/tornadoes.asp
Tornadoes can occur at any time in the year. In southern Great Plains there tend to be tornado peaks in May and June, when spring is ending and summer beginning Tornadoes are also most likely to happen in the time between 3-9 p.m.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornadoes_in_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_Fujita_scale
six categories from zero to five, representing increasing degrees of damage. Determined by wind speeds more closely with associated storm damage. And takes accounts for variables such as differences in construction quality.
A tornado can change our lives completely. It can rip up everything we have built such as our homes, and plants. A tornado can kill our family, our friends and pets. It can destroy our whole lives that we have built. Simply if a tree next to your house is uprooted it can destroy your house and anyone or anything inside. A tornado can either kill you or destroy your life and everything you have worked for. But the impact also has to do with the strength of the tornado. By using the Fujita Scale or the Enhanced Fujita Scale; EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5, you can determine the severity of the tornado and how much damage it will cause.
Social Impact
A lot of tornadoes occur in the United States in a place called Tornado Alley.
http://www.americanfamilysafety.com/emergency-preparedness/tornado-safety.html
Get onto the lowest floor of a building
Stay away from windows.
Get out of automobiles.
Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car. Instead, leave it immediately.
Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned.
Mitigation
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