Tornadoes: When Weather Gets Violent

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katrina tornado destruction photo
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Tornadogenesis, the process of tornado formation, typically begins during a supercell, or severe thunderstorm. These storms contain a mesocyclone—a column of rotating air—that begins driving the rotation of the tornado.

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