Facts about Tornadoes
We all may think we know "enough" about tornadoes; I mean, they are big, scary, and UNWANTED. But, did you know.....
- The winds of a tornado can reach speeds of up to 480km per hour
- In extreme cases, tornadoes can last several hours and cross distances over 150km!
- Tornadoes are measured using the Fujita Scale (or F-scale), ranging from F0 to F5, with F5 being the strongest and most destructive.
- Most of the world’s tornadoes occur in the United States in what’s known as Tornado Alley. Stretching from West Texas to North Dakota, this area can see more than 200 tornadoes each year!
- Tornadoes can be invisible until they pick up dust and debris, or a cloud forms within the spinning funnel.
More facts about tornadoes can be found at https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/geography/physical-geography/tornado-facts/.