Tornadoes Terrorize As Their Territory Thrives!

April 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM (climate studies, curious research, current news, historic review, human life issues, science and technology, web gossip)


I know that the physical sight of this event likely is very scary, but the thought of it is pretty awesome!  A tornado by itself certainly must be a terrifying sight to the average person who means to get out of the way.  Yet, for storm chasers, and anyone with general interests in the fascinating occurrences that happen in our world, seeing a multiple tornado event has to be captivating!

It was over the weekend when central Kansas was besieged by an outbreak of thunderstorms.  The violent weather events lead to a common result during stormy weather in the central United States, the formation of a tornado.  This certain scary storm show was particularly exciting (?) because it produced several tornadic storm cells, and multi-vortex tornadoes!

A multiple vortex tornado is when an active storm system produces several conal cloud structures that drop from the sky-level storm structures, reaching the ground.  These occur mainly at the beginnings of tornado cloud formations.  They actually can happen frequently, seen as common side-effects of tornado formations.  The multiple vortices form when the main tornado structure touches the ground, and it spawns additional conal-cyclonic storm structures.

It was over the weekend, near Wichita, Kansas, when a multi-vortex tornado terrorized that area of the nation.  The reports started Saturday night, after 10 p.m..  The towns of Clearwater, El Dorado, McConnel, St. John, along with Wichita, were some of the places within Kansas that reported funnel clouds that touched down during stroms that evening.

The same storm cell produced more multiple vortex tornadoes within Oklahoma.  The towns of Cherokee, Dacoma, Waldron, and Waynoka were struck by this scary storm system before it made it’s way northward to Kansas.  Additionally, areas of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, and Wisconsin were affected by storm cells that produced tornadic activity.

This particular region of the nation is used to the outbreaks of tornadoes.  Kansas and Oklahoma, along with parts of Texas, South Dakota, and Nebraska are situated in what is known as Tornado Alley.  This region of the nation that features heavy levels of tornadic storm formation has expeanded to include the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, along with portions of Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida.

Over 130 tornadoes formed, and created disastrous situations, over this past weekend.  The wide range of these storm outbreaks have lead some to refer to the area as “Tornado Field” instead of Tornado Alley!  These kinds of violent weather outbreaks are expected to intensify, as they will spread into a greater range of the nation during unstable weather formations.

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/tornadoes/story/2012-04-09/tornado-alley/54157872/1
http://www.woodtv.com/dpps/weather/us_wx_news/report-says-tornado-alley-growing-wider-nt12-jgr_4136164
http://abcnews.go.com/…/headlines/2012/04/…of-tornado-outbreaks
http://earthsky.org/earth/potential-for-a-dangerous-tornado-outbreak-in-central-plains
http://www.digtriad.com/…/Tornado-Outbreaks-Increasing…Shelters
http://www.dispatch.com/…/2012/04/16/terror-in-tornado-alley.html
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/tornadoes.html
http://stormchasermovies.com/    
        

         

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