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Tornadoes are always attached to thunderstorms and Wall clouds.docx

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Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis
Semester
Summer

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Tornadoes are always attached to thunderstorms and Wall clouds How do Tornadoes Form? Mesocyclone => Wall Cloud => Tornado Strong Tornadoes are Attached to Supercell Thunderstorms Strongest tornadoes (Supercell) - Most likely to have tornadoes - As WHOLE supercell rotates, it is called MESOCYCLE  CAUSE tornadoes i. Mesocycle starts rotating, and stretches more vertically and narrowed horizontally ii. Then Wall cloud forms and extends below cloud base The Wall Cloud A Wall Cloud - An isolated lowering of the cloud base, beneath the rising cumulus towers on SW flank of the storm - Usually outside precipitation region of clouds - Wall clouds
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