What causes tornadoes?


What causes tornadoes?

A Cyclical Force

The storm clouds roll in as the thunder booms and the lightning flashes. What might be a simple thunderstorm can turn into something more devastating: a tornado. A tornado spreads across the sky. It's a mix of air and rain, and its winds roar through plains and towns.

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In short, a tornado is caused by the unstable air within a thunderstorm. The warm, moist air from the ground clashes with the cooler air in the...

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What Are Tornadoes? - Definition, Causes & The Enhanced Fujita Scale


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