Need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle?
Try sitting down in the calm of your own home and relaxing while answering some interesting tornado-related stats (answers at the end):
- What two things create a horizontal spinning effect during a tornado?
- When typically do tornadoes occur time wise?
- In what seasons do tornadoes typically occur?
- Color of funnel clouds?
- How wide are tornado funnels?
- How fast do tornadoes travel?
- What is the typical mileage that a tornado travels?
- How are tornadoes classified regarding their strength?
- Where can I get more information about tornado facts?
Let's check your answers below:
- Changes in wind speed and direction
- Although tornadoes can occur at any time, day or night, they often occur in the late afternoon.
- Spring and summer, but tornadoes can, and have occurred during other seasons.
- Funnel clouds are actually transparent but become visible mixed with water droplets, dust, and debris.
- Funnels typically grow to about 660 feet wide.
- Typical speeds are 10-20 mph.
- 6 miles.
- Weak, strong, or violent storms.
- Read this article for more tornado information.
How to discover more information about tornadoes:
For more information about tornadoes and where best to seek safe tornado shelter, contact American Tornado Master. (Hint: safety makes a great holiday gift!)