what you need to know


What is a tornado?

Tornadoes are one of natures most violet storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalites and devestate neighborhoods in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with winds that can reach up to 300 miles an hour. 

Signs of a tornado

Some tornadoes are cleary visable, while others can be obscured by rain or low hanging clouds. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little advance warning is possible. Before a tornado 

hits, the winds may die down and the air may become very still.

Know the Terms:

tornado watch- a term used when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes 

tornado warning- tornado has been indicated by the WSR-88D radar or sighted by spotters, and those in the affected area should seek shelter immediately