Three Dangerous Tornado Myths: Debunked

Separating fact from fiction to keep you safe.
Inside Science Television

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Tornado - A violently rotating column of air extending from a cloud to the ground.
  2. Vortex –The funnel-shaped region of spinning air in a tornado; some tornadoes can have more than one vortex and display multiple funnels.
  3. Air Pressure –The force of the atmosphere on a given area, such as a surface. Low air pressure is associated with thunderstorms and strong storms typically spawn tornadoes.  Although tornadoes have strong winds they are not found in areas of high air pressure.


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