Did you know facts about tornadoes?
1. Did you know the most powerful Tornadoes occur in the United States.
2. Did you know A typical tornado only lasts for a few minutes.
3. Did you know Every tornado has its own color, sound and shape.
4. Did you know You need to step on the pedal of a car pass 70 miles per hour to outrun the fastest tornadoes.
5. Did you know The chances that a tornado is a F5, the highest classification for a tornado on the F-scale, is less than 0.1%
6. Did you know Tornadoes have been reported in every state in the US and also in every season.
7. A Tornado can occur at any time, but most often between 3pm and 9pm.
8. Did you know Each year, about a thousand tornadoes touch down in the United States, far more than any other country.
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9. Did you know Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over a body of water.
10. Did you know A strong tornado can pick up a house and move it down the block.
11. Did you know Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas make up Tornado alley, where tornadoes strike regularly in the spring and early summer.
12. Did you know many houses in tornado alley have strong basement shelters.
13.Did you know it confirm the many people have seen inside a tornado with their own eyes and lived to tell about it.
14. Did you know knives and forks have been found embedded in tree trunks flung from a tornado.
15. Did you know usually a tornado starts off as a white or gray cloud but if it stays around for a while, the dirt and debris it sucks up eventually turns it into black one.
16. Did you know3 out of every 4 tornadoes in the world happen in the United States.
17. Did you know thunderstorms most likely to give birth to Tornadoes are called supercells.
18. Did you know tornado winds are the fastest winds on Earth.
19. Did you know a Tornado in Oklahoma once destroyed a whole motel. People later found the motel’s sign in Arkansas.
20. Did you know a Tornado can sometimes hop along its path. It can destroy a house and leave the other house next to it door untouched.
21. Did you know in 1928, a tornado in Kansas plucked the feathers right off some chickens.
22. Did you know in 1931 a tornado in Mississippi lifted an 83 ton train and tossed it 80 feet from the track.
23. Did you know the United States have an average of 800 tornadoes every year.
24. Did you know each year, dozens of Americans die from tornadoes.
25. Did you know usually, a tornado’s color matches the color of the ground.
26. Did you know some tornadoes make a considerable amount of noise while others make very little. This depends on objects the tornado might hit or carry. A tornado moving along an open plain may make very little noise either.
27. Did you know some people think the crop circles in the UK are the result of weak whirlwinds. About only 60 of these tornadoes are formed every year in Britain.
28. Did you know small tornadoes sometimes form on the edge of bigger tornadoes.
29. In Oklahoma, a small herd of cattle were sucked up by a tornado and carried across the countryside, before being set down unharmed.
30. In 1981, a tornado that swept through the Italian City of Ancona lifted a sleeping baby from its baby carriage and set it down unharmed on the ground.
31. The UK gets about 60 tornadoes a year, even with its moderate climate.
32. The deadliest Tornado happened in 1925. It swept through three states and killed 689 people and injured 2,000.
33. Tornadoes is from the Spanish word, tronada, meaning thunderstorm.
34. Dust Devils are strong tornadoes that pass over desert areas.
35. Some people in ancient times thought dust devils were ghosts.
36. The safest place to be during a Tornado is underground, which makes basements and cellars the ideal shelters to get away from Tornadoes.
37. Most of the world’s destructive tornadoes occur during the the summer in mid-western states of the US.
38. Sometimes multiple tornadoes form and travel together in swarms.
39. Rescue workers have compared the destruction left behind by a tornado to a bomb blast.
40. Cities have also been hit by tornadoes like Nashville and St. Louis.
41. Tornadoes have hit places even in big cities like in Brooklyn.
42. The myth of opening the windows in a house will help prevent a tornado from it being destroyed is false. Another interesting facts is opening the wrong windows could allow air to rush inside and blow the house apart from the inside.
Facts on Tornado Chasers
1. Tornado chasers in the US park southeast of the tornado. are usually the safest spot to film or record. This is because tornadoes normally travel through southwest to the northeast.
2. Tornado chasers may drive hundreds of miles during a single chase.
3. Most Tornadoes form in the afternoon. Tornado chasers start planning in the early morning.
4. Tornadoes are not only considered danger, Tornado chasers have to be careful of the lightning coming from the thunderstorms that produces tornadoes.
5. In 1983, lightning struck right next to five tornado chasers. Luckily they all lived.
6. Tornado chasers are prone to car crashes. Happens sometime that the tornado chasers get hit by cars fleeing the same storm they were chasing.
Hail is a common concern for tornado chasers.