What Causes Tornado?


A tornado is formed when a cold front and warm front collide. This causes the formation of a cumulonimbus cloud, as an updraft is created circulating winds begin to form this cloud can come into contact with the ground. If the storm creates a column of circulating air that contacts the ground it is classified as a tornado.
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Clouds form when water vapor condenses in the air. This releases heat, which increases the updraft temperature and the kinetic energy of air movement. In supercell thunderstorms, updrafts are strong and may create a vortex of air that may form a tornado.
Most scientists consider this to be a simplified and incomplete explanation. The finer details of tornado formation and dissipation are still unknown.
The collision of two different air masses is sometimes enough to cause a tornado. This collision causes a wind shear which begins to create a rotation in the clouds. This rotation can sometimes take the form of a tornado.
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