Tornadoes: Now in a Variety Pack!

7 copy 666dde6a89f605d4 3775d054566653ac1 Tornadoes:  Now in a Variety Pack!
When most think about a tornado, they probably picture the typical elephant shaped structure from the movie “The Wizard of Oz”. And indeed, there are classic tornadoes that look just like it. But there are more to that than just that one shape.

The most common shapes are noted as wedge, stove pipe, elephant trunk, rope, and cone. There are also other tornadic phenomenon that occur such as multiple vortex, horizontal tube, and satellite.

Many of these shapes, sizes and odd characteristics can be explained through the environment and storm dynamics of that day. However this is a pretty complex topic and I won’t discuss it in this short article. Perhaps I’ll write on it some other day!

To make a simple note: These tornadic structures are generally dependent on several variables such as wind fields, barometric pressure, temperature, and dew point. These will all affect the appearance of a tornado from it’s shape, size, and how “condensed” it appears.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s