|Picture Scramble # 8
||6 May 2000
Tornadoes are one of nature's most violent storms. (20 pieces)
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A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending
from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent
tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with
wind speeds of 250 mph or more. Damage paths can be in
excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.
This picture was taken on May 24, 1973, by the NSSL chase personnel.
The tornado is in its early stage of formation.
(Courtesy of NOAA)
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NOAA web site.