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What Causes Tornados?
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air coming from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes can cause damage with winds speeds of 250 mph or more.

What strengthens tornados?
Before thunderstorms develop, a change in wind direction and an increase in wind speed with increasing height creates an invisible, horizontal spinning effect in the lower atmosphere. Rising air within the thunderstorm updraft tilts the rotating air from horizontal to vertical.
What weakens volcanoes?
Slower wind speed. Waterspouts are weak tornadoes that form over warm water. Waterspouts are most common along the Gulf Coast and southeastern states.

Why are tornadoes so dangerous?
Flash floods, lightning, damaging straight-line winds and large hail. People in cars and people in mobile homes; people who may not understand a warning due to a language barrier; the elderly and very young; people with physical or mental impairments are in greater danger.
Where are tornadoes mostly found?
Tornadoes are mostly found in many parts of the world. The rocky mountains, the plains and the western states.

When Are Tornadoes Most Likely To Occur?
Tornadoes can happen any time of the year and any time of the day. In the southern states, peak tornado season is from March through May. Peak times for tornadoes in the northern states are during the summer. A few southern states have a second peak time for tornado outbreaks in the fall. Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3pm and 9 pm.

Who Keeps Track Of Volcanoes?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or (NOAA).

How are they predicted?
NOAA records global historic reactions, tracks storms affecting the United States, issues advisories and provides forecasts.

How can people protect themselves from volcanoes?
People should move to a tornado shelter or a basement in a home or building. If an underground shelter is not available, move to a hallway on...