Beautiful but destructive, mean and long, a tornado is Mother Nature’s one of the most amazing creations. No matter how fascinating and beautiful they are, they are definitely not human-friendly. The magnetic beauty of the tornados have attracted many people so much that they decided to take a look at one of them up and close! Scientists take precautionary measures but everyone’s not that safety-savvy and thereby ends up exposing themselves to the wrath these tornados bring along. All of those who decided to get a closer look at the tornados without hooking themselves up with safety features eventually ended up dead.
Did we just manage to bore you to death? Okay! That’s sad! Let’s not waste time any further and learn 30 mind-twisting tornado facts. Ready?
Mind-Twisting Tornado Facts: 1-10
1. Super cells are the sources of tornados. Super cells are nothing but thunderstorms that are enormously big.
2. A tornado is actually a fast-moving, turbulent and strong air column that stays in contact with the earth. This column of air that resembles a funnel is known as vortex and its bottom end that stays in touch with earth has a cloud of debris and dust surrounding it.
3. The whirling wind in a tornado can reach a speed of 300 miles per hour but usually stays anywhere between 110 and 300 mph. It is this wind speed that gives a tornado its destructive power.
4. The duration a tornado will last depends of various factors. Usually, some of the tornados are found to last for only a few minutes but they can last up to 2 hours. In extreme cases, a tornado can last up to 4 hours. Anything greater than a few minutes is never good news.
5. Tornados can be really tall. They can reach the height of 75 feet!
6. Tornados move forward and they can actually move at a speed of 73 miles or 117 kilometers an hour.
7. Long-lasting tornados can leave a destruction trail which can be 50 miles long and 1 mile wide.
8. Tornados have categories based on their destructive force.
9. Their destructive force is measured using Fujita Scale and are categorized as F1, F2, F3, F4 or F5 category tornados.
10. F5s are terrible and the worst of the lot! They are THE MOST destructive tornados known to humans. There are several factors that are considered while categorizing these nasty fellows such as duration, distance travel, wind speed and more.