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Interesting tornado facts that you didn’t know about with tornado pictures and information. Check them out, now!

  • A typical tornado only lasts for a few minutes.
  • A tornado is as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds.
  • There are three main types of tornado; Multiple Vortex, Waterspout and Landspout.
    Tornado Facts

    Tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year.

  • Tornadoes are sometimes called “twisters.”
  • When tornadoes form over ocean waters they are known as waterspouts.
  • Tornado intensity and damage is measured by Fujita scale or the F-Scale.
  • The damage path of a tornado is usually less than 1,600 feet wide.
  • The most powerful Tornadoes occur in the United States.
  • A tornado can last from a few seconds to more than an hour.
  • A strong tornado can pick up a house and move it down the block.
  • Dust devils are nicknames for miniature tornadoes that occur in desert areas.
  • Usually, a tornado’s color matches the color of the ground.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 pm and 9 pm, but can occur at any time.

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