scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,548
In dealing with weather there are many types which can seriously cause damage to people and communities Especially in the aviation we as pilot have to take into account many consideration in preparing for a flight For instance thunderstorms icing levels winds aloft and visibility all play major factors in preparing for a flight But there are some weather phenomena that can be extremely dangerous to fly into Hurricanes wind shear and tornadoes are just some of the major threatening systems that can cause serious damage to people and placesOne of the most interesting systems is the tornado So what is a tornado A tornado is a violently rotating column of air which is found below cumulonimbus clouds and is natures most violent wind A tornado is officially defined as an intense rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm cloud to the ground Wind speeds in tornadoes can vary from 72 to almost 300 mph Fortunately only 2 percent of all tornadoes have winds greater than 200 mph When a tornado is seen and has not yet made contact to the surface this is what is called a funnel cloud When a funnel cloud touches the ground it becomes a tornado Jack Williams USA TODAY Information Network Most tornados range from 300 to 2000 feet in diameters but have been reported to extremes of one mile Tornados usually travel in a southwest to northeast direction at about 30 knots in the US According to Peter F Lester tornados lifetime average only for a few minutes but have been documented to last over three hoursIn the United States there is one particular place that seems to be more prominent to have tornados form The American Meteorology Societys Glossary of Weather and Climate defines Tornado Alley as The area of the United States in which tornadoes are most frequent It encompasses the great lowland areas of the Mississippi the Ohio and lower Missouri
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA