April 14: The Cause Of Tornados In Texas

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Imagine being outside in a gigantic thunderstorm with wind speeds up to 300 mph. Suddenly, violent, rotating columns of air extend from the sky, reaching all the way down to the ground. The funnel shaped twisters starts destroying large buildings and homes alike. They uproot trees, and vehicles race through the air for miles. These channels of intense wind are called tornados. In an average year, 1000 tornadoes are reported nationwide. On the afternoon of Friday, April 14th, a supercell thunderstorm in Texas created multiple tornados, one being a mile wide. The tornado of April 14th caused EF3 damage just outside the town of Dimmitt, Texas. Meteorologists say that this twister demolished a metal building, which is why it got the rating it

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