A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that rotates while in contact with
both the surface .... A tornado is "a violently rotating column of air, in contact with
the ground, either pen...
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 ...
Where do tornadoes most often occur in the United States? ... 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 than 15 miles long.
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.
Jun 18, 2009 ... Twelve facts about when, where and how tornadoes form, as well as how ... can
tear off roofs, destroy mobile homes and lift cars off the ground.
Depending on the forward movement of the tornado and how strongly the
tornado is interacting with the ground, there can be a wide variety of effects. A
Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide to 50 miles long. In an average
year, 1000 ... When it reaches the ground it is called a tornado. Funnel Cloud
Jun 5, 2013 ... El Reno, Oklahoma tornado on May 31, 2013 is now widest ever recorded in the
U.S. at 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide, according to the National Weather Service. ...
winds greater than 200 miles per hour. Its path across the ground was 16.2 miles.
... Additionally, multiple vortices can be seen in the data. How wide ...
May 7, 2010 ... The most intense tornadoes can have wind speeds more than 300 mph, become
more than a mile wide, and stay on the ground for miles.
... from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 mph.
Damage paths of tornadoes can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes once on land.