Many tornadoes are small, less than 100 feet wide, and last only a few minutes.
A few monster tornadoes are a mile wide or larger, and can last for an hour or more.
This cooling condenses water vapor in the air into the tornado’s familiar funnel-shaped cloud.
As the swirling winds picks up dust, dirt, and debris from the ground, the funnel turns even darker.
Being prepared for a tornado now could save ones life in the future.
Tornadoes are strong, spinning columns of air that can form from a thunderstorm.
Tornadoes are measured by the Fujita-Pearson Tornado Scale.
They range anywhere from a F-0, being the weakest to a F-5 being the strongest.
The strongest tornadoes come from the kind of long-lasting fierce thunderstorms known as supercells.
As the name implies, these are intense thunderstorms, which can produce large hail and downbursts in addition to tornadoes.