What IS a tornado?

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thunderchaser83
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What IS a tornado?

Post by thunderchaser83 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:23 pm

Simply put, a tornado is, according to NSSL:

...a narrow, violently rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.

https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/tornadoes/
Compare this with a dust devil, which has no thunderstorm or even clouds above it. These form on hot days from rapidly rising air being twisted by various winds.

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