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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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This is how a twister originates, said the scientist, who requested anonymity for lack of authority to speak to media.
Twister openes branches at Y or T connections that have been temporarily obstructed in the installation of new lining.
The organically shaped 3D twister sculpture, which is floating in the air, marks the middle of the showroom together with the reception desk made from rusted steel.
Carter became aware of the situation after his ex-wife attended a Twisters game a n d noticed his "retired" number being worn.
Most of Tornado Alley's twisters form from supercells that develop on spring afternoons--when the sun's heat has had plenty of time to warm the surface air.
The Twister hit the market in spring 2001 boasting unique features exclusive to Toro.
Other Twisters who homered in the tournament included Andy Napolitano, Patrick McKenna and Dylan Jones.
The number of twisters reported from year to year is highly variable.
The primary concern of tornado researchers and storm chasers is to save lives by providing better warning systems in advance of twisters.
They're very dramatic to look at, but these aren't the kind of twisters you might see in America.
Tropicana Twister, launched in 1988, has grown into a $200 million-a-year brand.
In addition to the Twisters, visitors can lap up a full timetable of exhilarating retro races featuring sports cars, singleseaters and saloons spanning more than four decades.