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tornado

(Encyclopedia) tornado, dark, funnel-shaped cloud containing violently rotating air that develops below a heavy cumulonimbus cloud mass and extends toward the earth. The funnel twists…

Tornadoes

Facts and figures about twisters by Ann Marie Imbornoni Related Links U.S. Tornadoes: 1840 to present Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes Tornado Safety (Ask the Editors) Fujita…

Tornado Safety

The Question: Where are safe places to go during a tornado? My mom says the southeast corner of the basement. But what about people with no basement? The Answer…

Major Tornadoes

1840 May 6, Natchez, Miss.: tornado struck heart of the city, killing 317 and injuring over 1,000. 1884…

Deadliest Tornado Outbreak

Source: National Weather Service The most expensive tornado outbreak in U.S. history and the deadliest of the year occurred May 3–4, 1999, in Oklahoma and Kansas. In less than 21 hours, a…

Ask the Editors: Tornadoes

The Question: Do tornadoes only happen in North America? The Answer: Tornadoes can form anywhere in the world, but they occur most frequently…

U.S. Tornadoes

Find a list of the most deadly and intense tornadoes in the U.S. with casualty information. 1840 May 6, Natchez, Miss.: tornado struck heart of the city, killing 317 and injuring over 1,…

Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale

The Fujita scale classifies tornadoes according to the damage they cause. Almost half of all tornadoes fall into the F1 or “moderate damage” category. These tornadoes reach speeds of 73-112…

2005 Tornado Fatality Information

Tornado Fatalities by StateStateDeadly tornadoesFatalitiesIndiana125Georgia34Arkansas23Wyoming12Mississippi11Wisconsin11Iowa11Kentucky11Missouri11Total1239By IntensityIntensityDeadly…

Killer Tornadoes of 2013

Since 1971, the United States has used the Enhanced F-Scale to quantify tornado strength and destructive properties based on an assessment of 8 levels of damage to 28 separate indicators. In…