WHAT ARE TORNADOES?
The word tornado is basically an altered form of the Spanish word tronada, which means 'thunderstorm'.
Definition: A tomadois a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. The windstorm is often referred to as a twister whirlwind or cyclone
Condensation Funnel Tornadoes come in vanous shapes and sizes, and they are often visible in the formof a condensation funnel originating from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, with a cloud of rotating debris and dust beneath it.
Wind speeds for most tornadoes < 110 miles per hour
Wind speeds for most extreme tornadoes 300 miles per hour
Multiple vortex tornado