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Tornado Myths

TORNADO MYTHS: .
ANYTIME WE GIVE A TALK ON SEVERE WEATHER, THE TOPIC OF TORNADOES WILL BRING UP MANY QUESTIONS AND MANY TIMES IT'S A QUESTION OF DOES THIS REALLY HAPPEN WITH A TORNADO? TODAY WE TAKE A LOOK AT TORNADO MYTHS:TORNADO FACT OR FICTION, MANY THINGS THAT TORNADOS DO CAN SEEM IMPOSSIBLE BUT WE WILL CLEAR UP SOME OF THE TORNADO MYTHS ABOUT THESE POWERFUL STORMS.IT GETS CALM RIGHT BEFORE A TORNADO, THIS IS FALSE AS IT CAN ACTUALLY GET LOUD BEFORE A TORNADO DUE TO WIND, HAIL AND THUNDER SO IT'S NOT ALWAYS CALM RIGHT BEFORE A TORNADOMANY PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE HEARD YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO OPEN YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS BEFORE A TORNADO. NOT TRUE AND COULD CAUSE MORE DAMAGE AND INJURY SO LEAVE DOORS AND WINDOWS ALONEMANY TIMES STUDENTS WILL THINK HURRICANES PRODUCE STRONGER WINDS. NOT TRUE, STRONGEST WINDS ON THE PLANET ARE PRODUCED BY TORNADOES INCLUDING THE STRONGEST EVER RECORDED AT 318 MPH IN OK DURING A F 5 TORNADO.MANY PEOPLE THINK TORNADOES ONLY HAPPEN IN THE SPRING, NOT TRUE AS THEY CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME OF THE YEAR AND WE EVEN HAVE A COUPLE THIS PAST WINTER!SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK TORNADOES DON'T HIT BIG CITIES, SIMPLY NOT TRUE. THEY HAVE HIT TERRE HAUTE, INDY, ST LOUIS, CHICAGO AND NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE TO NAME A FEW.TORNADOES ONLY HIT IN THE DAYTIME. FALSE THEY CAN HIT ANYTIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT BUT ARE MOST LIKELY BETWEEN 4PM - 10PMI'M PROTECTED IF I LIVE NEAR THE "BLUFF" AS IN THE MEROM BLUFF OR NEAR A RIVER OR WOODS. NOT TRUE AS THE TORNADOES ARE STEERED BY THE WINDS ALOFT AND THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO DO WITH WHAT'S ON THE GROUND. TORNADOES ONLY MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST. FALSE AS THEY CAN MOVE IN ANY DIRECTION AND THERE HAVE BEEN RARE CASES WHEN A HURRICANE IS ON THE EAST COAST THAT WE'VE HAD TORNADOES HERE MOVE FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST!>>
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