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A violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground tornado
In an average year,_____________tornadoes are reported in our nation. 1,000
A horizontal spinning effect (toilet paper) in the lower atmosphere is caused by a change in wind speed and direction
The horizontal spinning is rotated to vertical by updrafts of air
A water spout is... a weak tornado that forms over water
___________is created when small water droplets are caught in the updraft of a thunderstorm. They lift higher until they freeze into ice, and fall to the ground. Hail
Peak tornado season in the southern states is... From March throgh May, and sometimes the fall
Peak tornado season in the northern states is... during the summer
The ________ __________ is suited to bring all of the conditions needed for tornadoes. Great Plains, or Tornado Alley
Tornado Watch- Tornadoes are possible in your area
Tornado Warning- A tornado is either on the ground or has been detected by radar. Seek shelter immediately!
During a tornado, it is safest to go... indoors to a basement or interior room without windows on the lowest floor
At school, students should_____________for safety during a tornado. crouch on knees with arms over head to protect head
Created by: chemingway