How do tornadoes form? - James Spann
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Want to know the likelihood of a storm occurring today? NOAA also has a Storm Prediction Center that will give you up to date information.
Don’t know the difference between a weather watch and a weather warning? Go here to find out.Click on their OUTREACH tab at the top to learn more about tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and lightning.
Want to become a severe weather spotter yourself? Take the SKYWARN Spotter Training class and possibly get involved with assisting the National Weather Service! This could be a great opportunity to take your weather watching to a higher level!
Watch Tornadoes 101 to see footage of how a tornado forms, where they are most common, and the weather that occurs with them.Check out the interactive Forces of Nature link to learn more about tornadoes and other “forces of nature.”
For a documentary on Tornadoes watch Deadliest Tornadoes by NOVA.
Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use observations and modeling to track these super storms, while sharing some incredible footage from the field.
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