Tornado Terms

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The word tornado is an altered form of the Spanish word tronada, which means thunderstorm. This in turn was taken from the Latin tonare, meaning to thunder. It most likely reached its present form through a combination of the Spanish tronada and tornar. A tornado is also commonly referred to as a twister, and is also sometimes referred to by the old-fashioned colloquial term

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TornadoBy Areej-Alhilo Ministry of Educational Zone Tornado INTRODUCTION The word tornado is an altered form of the Spanish word tronada, which means thunderstorm. This in turn was taken from the Latin tonare, meaning to thunder. It most likely reached its present form through a combination of the Spanish tronada and tornar. A tornado is also commonly referred to as a twister, and is also sometimes referred to by the old-fashioned colloquial term HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone o Cyclone cyclone. HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado l cite_note-TT-11 12 The term cyclone is used as a synonym for tornado in the often-aired 1939 film, HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film) o The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) The Wizard of Oz. The term twister is also used in that film, along with being the title of the 1996 tornado-related film HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twister_(1996_film) o Twister (1996 film) Twister. Funnel cloud Main article HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funnel_cloud o Funnel cloud Funnel cloud HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileTornado_with_no_funnel.jpg HYPERLINK http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileTornado_with_no_funnel.jpg o Enlarge This tornado has no funnel cloud however, the rotating dust cloud indicates that strong winds are occurring at the surface, and thus it is a true tornado. A tornado is not necessarily visible however, the intense low pressure which causes the high wind speeds (as descri

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