If a funnel cloud touches the ground, it becomes a tornado. Tornados are violent columns of air that spin. The highest recorded speed of a tornado was approximately 300 miles per hour. They can have catastrophic effects on anything in their path. Florida has the most tornados of any state.

About Tornadoes

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. They are often referred to as twisters or cyclones, although the word cyclone is used in meteorology, in a wider sense, to name any closed low pressure circulation. Tornadoes come in many shapes and sizes, but they are typically in the form of a visible condensation funnel, whose narrow end touches the earth and is often encircled by a cloud of debris and dust.

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