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  • n. Plural form of tornado.


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  • _Monsoons and tornadoes_; some places at the tropic become warmer when the sun is vertical than at the line; hence the air ascends, supplied on one side by the north-east winds, and on the other by the south-west; whence an ascending eddy or tornado, raising water from the sea, or sand from the desert, and incessant rains; air diminished to the northward produces south-west winds; tornadoes from heavier air above sinking through lighter air below, which rises through a perforation; hence trees are thrown down in a narrow line of twenty or forty yards broad, the sea rises like a cone, with great rain and lightning.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • The highest risk of tornadoes is east of the Bay, although warnings for doppler radar indicated tornadoes were issued for parts of Anne Arundel and Calvert county at 3: 57 a. m, and parts of St. Mary's and Calvert county at 6: 20 a.m. and have since expired.

    Flash Flood Warning for entire metro region

  • It should be noted, however, that even with modern radar technology detecting more minor tornadoes that could be detected in prior decades, the number of F2-to-F5 tornadoes in other words, all but the very weakest of tornadoes has similarly been declining since the mid-1970s. News

  • The filming of tornadoes, which is what some crews do exclusively, can serve some purpose related to entertainment, education, and perhaps even the collection of scientific knowledge.

    Paul Yeager: Storm Chasers: The Science Is Not Worth the Danger

  • The tornadoes were the second in a wave of severe weather to affect the southern United States this month.

    Obama to Visit Alabama; Death Toll from Storms Rise Above 300

  • In " Twister Season Proves Deadliest Since 1953 " U.S. News, May 24, the Journal calls tornadoes unpredictable and implies there is nothing to be done.

    We Can Reduce Tornado Deaths With Good Technology

  • The tornadoes were the ninth and 10th to hit New York City since 1950, according to the weather service.

    Authorities: 2 Tornadoes Struck NYC During Storm

  • I say name tornadoes after men -- is that so wrong?

    Here Comes Hurricane Season

  • WOLF: And, you know, Betty, it's that thing, it's that stuff, the debris that gets picked up by these tornadoes, that is your big killer.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2009

  • More likely, the tornadoes are the result of the age-old Pacific phenomenon known as La Niña.

    Tracking the Cause of Twisters


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  • The answer to the ever-present question, "What did tornadoes sound like before freight trains were invented?" is here.

    August 26, 2008