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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado

A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth .... A tornado is "a violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a .... Tornadoes can have a wide range of colors, depending on the environment in which they form.

www.reference.com/science/wide-can-tornado-ground-49343b50ec97c6ea

The widest tornado ever recorded by the National Weather Service was 2.6 miles in diameter. It occurred in El Reno, Okla., in 2013. Tornadoes this wide are ...

www.wunderground.com/resources/education/tornadoFAQ.asp

Interactive Tornado Map! ... Tornado WunderPhotos: ... Global Tornado Map ... Tornadoes can be strong enough to destroy large buildings, leaving only the bare ... When the funnel cloud is half-way between the cloud base and the ground, it is ... Tornado paths range from 100 yards to 2.6 miles wide and are rarely more ...

blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/06/tornado_history_26_mile_wide_o

Jun 4, 2013 ... Widest tornado ever recorded. ... In Minneapolis, a 2.6 mile wide tornado would stretch from the ... Don't think for a second it can't happen. .... Newer › El Reno Tornado Controversy: “Drive away” or shelter “above ground?”.

www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/tornadoes/faq

Mobile Doppler radars can measure wind speeds in a tornado above ground level, .... There is a statistical trend toward wide tornadoes having higher EF- scale ...

www.weatherexplained.com/Vol-1/Tornadoes.html

As the storm moves along the ground, this outer ring of rotating winds ... Although very rare (only about 2% are violent), these extreme tornadoes can last for hours. .... by winds in excess of 260 mph and a damage path up to 0.75 mi wide.

stormhighway.com/funnel_needs_to_touch_ground_to_be_tornado_myth.php

Tornado Myths: A funnel cloud needs to touch the ground to be a tornado, OR the visible ... This means there can be weak tornadoes with very wide funnels: ...

www.answers.com/Q/How_wide_can_a_tornado_be_at_the_ground

A tornado is usually approximately 150 to 250 feet in diameter. However, some are as small as 3 feet and some are over a mile wide. The widest tornado on ...

stormaware.mo.gov/tornado-facts-history

Learn basic tornado facts and review Missouri's tornado history. ... Tornadoes can be more than one mile wide and stay on the ground for over 50 miles.