A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. They are often referred t...
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Brave Storm Footage!
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Kashmir Today - Has National Geographic Channel Paid $ 1 Million For This Video?
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China tornado: Dozens die in Jiangsu province
A tornado has killed 51 people in eastern China and injured dozens more, Chinese state media say.
2 Tornadoes strike in Miami-Dade and Broward
The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Tuesday morning.
Texas tornadoes: Eleven killed in Dallas area
Tornadoes in the Dallas area of Texas kill at least 11 people, police say, leaving a total of 29 dead in a week of storms across several US states.
Giant Fire Tornado Whirls Above Idaho’s Soda Blaze
Looking like a twister out of Hell, a giant “fire tornado” was filmed above Idaho’s Soda Fire late last week and has now whipped across the Internet. “This sucker was shooting flames 100 ft in the air...
Colorado thunderstorm appears to spawn two tornadoes at same time
Storm chaser and professional photographer Kelly Delay took an epic picture of a particularly productive supercell thunderstorm near Simla, Colorado, on June 4. The storm produced at least four tornad...
Video: Timelapse of a Supercell Storm in Texas
After four years of storm chasing, photographer and filmmaker Mike Olbinski finally managed to record a timelapse film of a rotating supercell storm. The footage was shot in the Central Plains of Texa...
Magnificent waterspout video
When meteorologist Jesse Ferrell first saw the amazing waterspout image on Tuesday morning, while browsing social media sites, he had a difficult time believing it [...]
Rare Fire Devil Captured by Australian Filmmaker
In Mount Collins, near Alice Springs Australia, it hasn't rained since April 24th, and this provided the perfect environment for one of the rarest phenomen
Incredible Photographs Of Fire Tornadoes
Lately there have been posts of the fire tornadoes popping up all over the internet. I must say, they are incredible to look at. In case you're wondering how they form, here is a quick quote ...
Tornado - Tornado in a Can
If you can't bring the scientist to the tornado, bring the tornado to the scientist. Naked Science: Twister Outbreak :
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Jun 26, 2007 ... Derek and I going to Alberta, a tornado appeared RIGHT in front of us... No zoom was used Manitoba Canada **UPDATE** bigpowerfulpeople ...
Funnel cloud
A funnel cloud (generally the cause of a twister or tornado) is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of wind and extending from the base of a cloud (usu...
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Tornado family
A tornado family is a series of tornadoes spawned by the same supercell thunderstorm. These families form a line of successive or parallel tornado paths and can cover a short span or a vast distance. ...
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Tornado outbreak
A tornado outbreak is the occurrence of multiple tornadoes spawned by the same synoptic scale weather system. The number of tornadoes required to qualify as an outbreak typically are at least six to t...
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Tornado outbreak sequence
A tornado outbreak sequence, or tornado outbreak day sequence, sometimes referred to as an extended tornado outbreak, is a period of continuous or nearly continuous high tornado activity consisting of...
Tornado outbreak sequence - Wikipedia
Tornadogenesis is the process by which a tornado forms. There are many types of tornadoes, and each type of tornado can have several different methods of formation. Scientific study is ongoing, as som...
Tornadogenesis - Wikipedia
Supercells forming near Deshler, Nebraska.A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms a...
Multiple vortex tornado
A multiple-vortex tornado is a tornado that contains several vortices rotating around, inside of, and as part of the main vortex. These multiple vortices are somewhat similar to eyewall mesovortices f...
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A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water. They are connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud. In ...
Waterspout - Wikipedia
A landspout is a term coined by meteorologist Howard B. Bluestein in 1985 for a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm. The Glossary of Meteorology defines a landspout a...
Landspout - Wikipedia
A gustnado is a specific type of short-lived, low-level rotating cloud that can form in a severe thunderstorm. The name is a portmanteau of "gust front tornado", as gustnadoes form due to non-tornadic...
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Dust devil
A dust devil is a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind, ranging from small (half a meter wide and a few meters tall) to large (more than 10 meters wide and more than 1000 ...
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Fire whirl
A fire whirl, also colloquially known as a fire devil, fire tornado, firenado, or fire twister is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash. Fire whirls may occur when intense ri...
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Steam devil
A steam devil is a small, weak whirlwind over water (or sometimes wet land) that has drawn fog into the vortex, thus rendering it visible. They form over large lakes and oceans during cold air outbre...
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Tornado intensity and damage
The Fujita scale and the Enhanced Fujita Scale rate tornadoes by damage caused. The Enhanced Fujita Scale was an upgrade to the older Fujita scale, with engineered (by expert elicitation) wind estimat...
Tornado intensity and damage - Wikipedia