tornado vs hurricane

tornado hurricane


  • 1) A rolled pork roast.
  • 2) meteorology A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
  • 3) A violently rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud to the ground, ranging in width from a few meters to more than a kilometer, with destructive winds up to 510 kilometers (316 miles) per hour or higher. Tornadoes are typically associated with a funnel cloud pendant from a storm's wall cloud, often extending to the bottom of the tornado.
  • 4) A whirlwind or hurricane.
  • 5) A violent thunderstorm in western Africa or nearby Atlantic waters.
  • 6) A violent whirling wind; specifically (Meteorol.), a tempest distinguished by a rapid whirling and slow progressive motion, usually accompaned with severe thunder, lightning, and torrents of rain, and commonly of short duration and small breadth; a small cyclone.
  • 7) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
  • 8) A violent squall or whirlwind of small extent.
  • 9) In the United States, east of the 100th meridian, a whirlwind of small radius and of highly destructive violence, usually seen as a whirling funnel pendent from a mass of black cloud, occurring most frequently in the southeast quadrant of an area of low pressure several hundred miles from its center, and having a rapid progressive movement, generally toward the northeast. The principal condition precedent to the formation of a tornado, just as for a thunder-storm, is an unstable state of the atmosphere. In the tornado a whirling motion from right to left, of tremendous energy, is generated in a mass of clouds, and is often maintained for several hours, while in the ordinary thunder-storm a complete cyclonic motion probably seldom becomes established. Tornadoes generally arise just after the hottest part of the day, when the atmosphere has its maximum instability; the months of greatest frequency are April, May, June, and July. The destruction in a tornado may be caused either by the surface wind which is forced in on all sides to feed the ascending current of the tornado-funnel, or by the gyrating winds of the funnel itself when sufficiently low to come within the reach of buildings; in the latter case no structure, however strongly built, is apparently able to withstand the wind's enormous force.
  • 10) Specifically— On the west coast of Africa, from Cape Verd to the equator, a squall of great intensity and of short duration, occurring during the summer months, but most frequently and with greatest violence at the beginning and end of the rainy season. On the western part of the coast, near Sierra Leone, these squalls come from easterly points, and blow off shore; while on the eastern part of the coast, near the mouth of the Niger, they occasionally blow on shore, partly because of a variation in the direction of the squall, and partly because of a different trend of the coast. The squall is marked by peculiar, dense, arched masses of dark cloud, furious gusts of wind, vivid lightning, deafening thunder, and torrents of rain; it produces a slight rise in the barometer and a fall of temperature amounting on the average to 9° Fahr. Similar squalls in other tropical regions are usually known by the name of arched squalls, but are sometimes also called tornadoes. The principal period when these squalls occur (namely, at the change of the seasons or of the monsoons) is that in which great quantities of vapor-laden air are stopped by a land wind, and accumulate near the coast, producing a hot, sultry, unstable state of the atmosphere. The tornado is the overturning process by which the atmosphere regains its stability. The wind ordinarily turns through two or three points during its progress, but in general a complete cyclonic motion is not established.


  • 1) meteorology a wind scale for quite strong wind, stronger than a storm
  • 2) sports, aerial freestyle skiing "full—triple-full—full" – an acrobatic maneuver consisting of three flips and five twists, with one twist on the first flip, three twists on the second flip, one twist on the third flip
  • 3) A severe tropical cyclone in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or in the eastern North Pacific off the west coast of Mexico, with winds of 75 miles per hour (120.7 kph) or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
  • 4) A wind with a speed greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
  • 5) A severe tropical cyclone having winds greater than 64 knots (74 miles per hour; 119 kilometers per hour), originating in the equatorial regions of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea or eastern regions of the Pacific Ocean, traveling north, northwest, or northeast from its point of origin, and usually involving heavy rains.
  • 6) Something resembling a hurricane in force or speed.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) the frigate bird.
  • 8) A violent storm, characterized by extreme fury and sudden changes of the wind, and generally accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning; -- especially prevalent in the East and West Indies. Also used figuratively.
  • 9) (Naut.) See under Deck.
  • 10) a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
  • 11) In the eighteenth century, a social party; a rout; a drum.
  • 12) Any violent tempest, or anything suggestive of one.
  • 13) A storm of the intensest severity; a cyclone.


  • 1) More storms and tornados are expected this weekend.
  • 2) There are also stories of cats running around frantically before hurricanes or tornados.
  • 3) There are many other strange accounts of tornado damage throughout history.
  • 4) There are many stories of animals growing restless before tornados, storms and earthquakes.
  • 5) tornado wind speeds can reach 120mph.
  • 6) I have written before about Union and its recent tornado damage.
  • 7) Freak weather, including hurricanes and tornados, becomes more common.
  • 8) But it avoided any impact by some of the larger claims in 2015 including tornado damage in the US.
  • 9) By contrast, before 1950 the use of the term tornado in forecasts was discouraged because of a fear that predicting them would cause panic.
  • 10) No field forecasters dared use the word tornado for fear of inciting not just panic but their supervisors.
  • 11) The U.S. Weather Bureau had banned the word tornado from its forecasts and warnings a half-century earlier—no need to frighten people.
  • 12) In 1938, as fatalities rose, the Weather Bureau lifted its ban on the use of the word tornado but mainly in its alerts to emergency personnel, not to the public.
  • 13) The agency that had been reluctant for decades even to mention the word tornado out of concern for public panic was now trying to create as much fear as possible—so that people would take some steps to protect themselves.
  • 14) In 1887, nervous superiors sent him new instructions: the word tornado was banned from his forecasts.
  • 15) The data we are collecting will hopefully allow engineers to construct more sound structures to prevent massive damage and we hope to create an effective warning system which will warn residents if a tornado is about to hit their area.
  • 16) The red box you can see outlined there is what we call a tornado watch.
  • 17) SEGUI: Tell me what your thoughts were when you saw the tornado, what you call a tornado up on the horizon.
  • 18) ‘These clouds often bring thunder and lightning, and can also bring funnel clouds or even tornadoes.’
  • 19) ‘Floods, especially flash floods, kill more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, wind storms or lightning.’
  • 20) ‘Treat all funnel clouds and tornadoes seriously and avoid when possible.’
  • 21) ‘A tornado is a funnel-shaped cloud that descends on land, creating havoc and destruction in its wake.’
  • 22) ‘The tornado, the overhead storm clouds and the city beneath all stood out in eerie green detail.’
  • 23) ‘The tornado, a violently rotating column of air, extends from a thunderstorm to the ground.’
  • 24) ‘All of us along the Gulf Coast have had our hurricanes, we've had our tornadoes, wind storms, floods, you name it.’
  • 25) ‘The funnel cloud associated with most tornadoes results from moisture condensing out of humid air as the vortex accelerates and the air pressure inside drops.’
  • 26) ‘Coastal Plain longleaf pine forests are proximal to coastal storms, and thus have high probabilities of experiencing hurricanes, tornadoes, and other wind disturbances.’
  • 27) ‘The threat equations model the destructive force of various-strength tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes - and bombs.’
  • 28) ‘Sudden and dramatic drops in barometric pressure are what produce the extremely high winds in tornadoes and hurricanes.’
  • 29) ‘The cheapest forms of housing have proven most vulnerable to the high winds of tornadoes and hurricanes.’
  • 30) ‘A hot day followed by an angry storm; sirens, menacing winds, boiling clouds, tornados, wall clouds, the whole magilla.’
  • 31) ‘The storm spun off tornadoes as it churned northwest at 119 kph with winds that topped 193 kph, causing transformers to explode in the pre-dawn darkness.’
  • 32) ‘The thunderstorms that spin out tornadoes are big clouds with lots of water and ice in them to block sunlight.’
  • 33) ‘Red electricity crackled through the tornado, and the wind began to slow.’
  • 34) ‘As we taxied along I watched the vortices, like little tornadoes, sucking water off the ground beneath the engines and knew that, because of me, there was one less piece of FO on that airfield.’
  • 35) ‘They found that instead of polarization, the new phase creates what the researchers call a toroid moment, which rotates in a circular fashion like a vortex or a tornado.’
  • 36) ‘The wind got stronger as clouds gathered and a tornado began to form.’
  • 37) ‘Through the solid walls the undefined shapes entered, swirling around like the wind and almost having the appearance of a tornado.’
  • 38) ‘You came and left like a tornado of emotions… and you forever marked my heart.’
  • 39) ‘It felt like a tornado of a thousand emotions was tearing away at my insides.’
  • 40) ‘Despite the absence of Decira, the pace did not slow down a bit, and the world continued to spin, catching all who remained in its tornado of confusion.’
  • 41) ‘I wasn't about to enter into an explanation of the tornado of confusion that was engulfing my life right now.’
  • 42) ‘You're at your coolest and most collected when you're the eye of a tornado, surrounded by a frenzy of activity.’
  • 43) ‘I smile weakly at him but behind the cool countenance there is a rumbling tornado of anger, fear, denial, regret, devastation and a certain element of guilt.’
  • 44) ‘So what's next for Al, a role where he's just a deafening Tasmanian Devil-like tornado, spewing hoo-ha's and drops of midnight hair tonic?’
  • 45) ‘The kaleidoscopic tornado of feelings clouded his mind.’
  • 46) ‘He played the role of the tornado and wind of the Elders.’
  • 47) ‘Jeanna's eye seemed to contain the savage winds of a tornado.’
  • 48) ‘It finally took a hard smack with Godzilla's tail to rouse him out of his glum state and knock us all over with a wind tornado of anger.’


  • 1) This stirring philosophy was to be swept away with hurricane force.
  • 2) Church candles and hurricane lamps are tasteful but bland.
  • 3) The dust produces vivid red sunsets and also helps to choke off tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • 4) They felt a current of air like a hurricane wind.
  • 5) In recent years its nine million population has been battered by storms and hurricanes.
  • 6) Then they brought a hurricane lamp.
  • 7) Such is its hurricane force that she has to throw away her pants and trousers and wrap herself in a paisley scarf.
  • 8) THERE'S a new hurricane warning in force for Manchester.
  • 9) There are no bright lights - just solar lanterns and the gentle yellow flicker of hurricane lamps.
  • 10) There are battery lights, hurricane lamps and a large candle lantern.
  • 11) Nature lashes out with floods and hurricanes, and people fight back with steel beams and reinforced concrete.
  • 12) These old-fashioned metal hurricane oil lamps are the ideal accessory for dinner in the garden or stylish camping.
  • 13) As for the rest of the year, it is expected that hurricane activity will be slightly below average.
  • 14) There have been two small hurricanes and nine tropical storms, which carry less intense winds than a hurricane.
  • 15) This time last year nine tropical storms and four hurricanes had struck, in a season of record numbers.
  • 16) The transition from a powerful tropical storm to a hurricane can occur very rapidly, surprisingly so at times.
  • 17) In near hurricane winds and heavy snow, the forces ran into trouble and called for helicopters to rescue them.
  • 18) As you drive down the valley you can see the odd cable hanging from electricity poles where the hurricane force winds have felled trees through them.
  • 19) Meanwhile, they have been forced to battle hurricanes, floods and lawlessness.
  • 20) Wind at hurricane speed, pumping in blasts, cold.
  • 21) ‘In fact, tropical storms or hurricanes have ended many droughts in Texas, and other parts of the world.’
  • 22) ‘Severe tropical cyclones correspond to the hurricanes or typhoons of other parts of the world.’
  • 23) ‘First, wind and water erode it, especially during tropical storms and hurricanes.’
  • 24) ‘This book shows the tracks of all the hurricanes and tropical storms recorded over more than a century.’
  • 25) ‘We see this a lot during tropical storms and hurricanes off the Florida coast.’
  • 26) ‘Gray expects at least three named tropical storms and two hurricanes this month.’
  • 27) ‘The season is barely two full days old and we've already had nine advisories, although as yet no tropical storms or hurricanes.’
  • 28) ‘The last big storm here was in 1993, and it wasn't even a hurricane or a tropical storm.’
  • 29) ‘With a hurricane and a tropical storm moving in, the State of Florida is bracing for a beating.’
  • 30) ‘The hurricane caused a surge of water that flooded large areas of the historic city center.’
  • 31) ‘From hurricanes to floods to unbearable heat, 2005 was one for the record weather books.’
  • 32) ‘Planned as temporary refuge from the hurricane and flood waters, they became sites of official neglect.’
  • 33) ‘The main post office here in New Orleans flooded right after the hurricane.’
  • 34) ‘There is chaos around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods.’
  • 35) ‘Tonight so many victims of the hurricane and the flood are far from home and friends and familiar things.’
  • 36) ‘Thousands of people displaced by the hurricane are forced to find new homes in new cities and states.’
  • 37) ‘About 1,100 oil platforms were exposed to the full force of the hurricane.’
  • 38) ‘There was little structural damage, but the hurricane downed trees and blew roofs off of some bungalows.’
  • 39) ‘The strongest part of a hurricane is the eye wall, on the edge of the calm center.’
  • 40) ‘The hurricane has claimed 65 lives with winds gusting up to 155 mph but Jamaica missed the worst of it.’

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