In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The tornado, the overhead storm clouds and the city beneath all stood out in eerie green detail.
- The threat equations model the destructive force of various-strength tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes - and bombs.
- These clouds often bring thunder and lightning, and can also bring funnel clouds or even tornadoes.
- Sudden and dramatic drops in barometric pressure are what produce the extremely high winds in tornadoes and hurricanes.
- The funnel cloud associated with most tornadoes results from moisture condensing out of humid air as the vortex accelerates and the air pressure inside drops.
- Treat all funnel clouds and tornadoes seriously and avoid when possible.
- The tornado, a violently rotating column of air, extends from a thunderstorm to the ground.
- The cheapest forms of housing have proven most vulnerable to the high winds of tornadoes and hurricanes.
- All of us along the Gulf Coast have had our hurricanes, we've had our tornadoes, wind storms, floods, you name it.
- As we taxied along I watched the vortices, like little tornadoes, sucking water off the ground beneath the engines and knew that, because of me, there was one less piece of FO on that airfield.
- Floods, especially flash floods, kill more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms or lightning.
- The wind got stronger as clouds gathered and a tornado began to form.
- Through the solid walls the undefined shapes entered, swirling around like the wind and almost having the appearance of a tornado.
- The storm spun off tornadoes as it churned northwest at 119 kph with winds that topped 193 kph, causing transformers to explode in the pre-dawn darkness.
- A tornado is a funnel-shaped cloud that descends on land, creating havoc and destruction in its wake.
- The thunderstorms that spin out tornadoes are big clouds with lots of water and ice in them to block sunlight.
- Red electricity crackled through the tornado, and the wind began to slow.
- Coastal Plain longleaf pine forests are proximal to coastal storms, and thus have high probabilities of experiencing hurricanes, tornadoes, and other wind disturbances.
- They found that instead of polarization, the new phase creates what the researchers call a toroid moment, which rotates in a circular fashion like a vortex or a tornado.
- A hot day followed by an angry storm; sirens, menacing winds, boiling clouds, tornados, wall clouds, the whole magilla.
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