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 ...
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.
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.
Some people below are taking "tornado" to include the mesocyclonic updraft in
the parent ... However, the technical definition of a tornado is "a violently rotating
column of air, in contact with the ground and the base of a cumuliform cloud. ... to
the really bad ones, the EF4's and EF5's, that can drop funnels o...
The widest tornado on record, which struck El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, 2013
was 2.6 miles (4.2 km) wide. The average tornado is 50 to 100 yards wide.
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
Although tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, most form during the
months .... has ground contact for about six miles, marking a path up to 500 feet
... 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.
A tornado lowers to the ground near Chickasha, Oklahoma, on May 6. ... They
can be more than two miles (3.2 kilometers) wide, and can spin across the