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This pulls the focused mesocyclone down, in the form of a visible ... cause severe damage a considerable distance from the tornado.

Tornado Story | How Tornadoes Form - Dangerous Weather

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How Do Tornadoes Form? Tornadoes are associated with large (supercell) thunderstorms that often grow to over 40,000 feet. A column of warm humid air will ...

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Aug 19, 2014 ... View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-tornadoes-form-james-spann Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind ...

Tornado Facts: Causes, Formation & Seeking Shelter - Live Science

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Apr 19, 2016 ... Tornadoes are violent storms that kill 80 people each year. Here are some facts about how they form and how to stay safe.

How Do Tornadoes Form? - Universe Today

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Sep 18, 2016 ... Once a tornado has formed, it follows a predictable life cycle. ... Lastly, with the tornado's warm air supply cut, the vortex begins to weaken and ...

Severe Weather 101: Tornado Basics

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Tornado formation is believed to be dictated mainly by things which happen on the storm scale, in and around the mesocyclone. Recent theories and results ...

How do tornadoes form? - eSchooltoday

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Here is simple step by step description of how a tornado develops.

How a Tornado Forms in 4 Steps - Popular Mechanics

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May 19, 2015 ... Beneath the storm, winds of different speeds (shear) form horizontal tubes of ... As air rushes in to equalize the pressure, a tornado is formed.

Tornado Formation - Windows to the Universe

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Apr 29, 2016 ... The severe thunderstorms which produce tornadoes form where cold dry polar air meets warm moist tropical air. This is most common in a ...

Earth Science for Kids: Weather - Tornadoes - Ducksters

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Kids learn about tornadoes including how they form, characteristics, types including supercell and waterspout, categories, and fun facts.

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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.
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How Tornadoes Form and Why They're so Unpredictable

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May 11, 2015 ... A tornado lowers to the ground near Chickasha, Oklahoma, on May 6. May and June tend to have more tornadoes than any other months in ...

Tornadoes - Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

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How do tornadoes form? Most tornadoes form from thunderstorms. You need warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cool, dry air from Canada. When these ...

How do tornadoes form? - CNN Video - CNN.com

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Apr 2, 2015 ... CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray explains how tornadoes form and why they are one of the most dangerous weather phenomena on Earth.