Tornado


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Drug slang A regional term for crack cocaine
Public safety A violently rotating storm—nature’s most violent weather phenomenon—produced in a very severe thunderstorm, appearing as a funnel cloud extending from the base of a cumulonimbus to the ground
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The videos show the tornado in fields around the town, with a dark dust cloud forming where it hits the ground.
The OCS said as more damage areas are investigated the estimated number of tornadoes will likely rise.
is still in tornado season, which is typically from late spring to early summer.
First, as Table 1 shows, participants estimate tornado warnings to be much more accurate than they are.
That's what makes tornado damage so irregular and variable over short distances: If a subvortex strikes your home, it could be swept away in a 180-mph gust - while your neighbors remain relatively unscathed at "just" 80 mph.
A satellite image shows that the tornado had covered at least 30 kilometres length to wreak havoc in the two districts,' Sarju Kumar Baidhya, Director General at the DHM said, as reported by the Republica.
KARK, an NBC affiliate in Little Rock, reported that a mobile home was destroyed in the city of Scott, where it found its way in the path of another tornado. Both residents of the home - a woman and her granddaughter  - were not in the home at the time. 
The tornado then struck Barangay Batuan, where three houses were destroyed and 13 others were damaged.
Group Captain Ian Townsend, station commander of RAF Marham in Norfolk, said: "I was immensely proud to have led the tail art formation, our first event which celebrates the imminent retirement of the Tornado after almost 40 years of service."
A second tornado tracked from 10 km west of Kinburn across Dunrobin and Gatineau, between 4:40 p.m.
Peter Atkinson was walking through fields in the Tower Hill area when he saw a "tornado" in the distance.
Andrew Boorn, CEO & Chairman at Tornado Spectral Systems states, "At Tornado, we are intensely focused on both the user experience and data integrity.