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Several tornadoes in Dallas

Several tornadoes in Dallas

One of the most dangerous storms and tornado winds swept the area around Dallas. The exact number of tornadoes that swept through Dallas on April 3, 2012 still not known but assumed known to have been from 10 to 18 tornadoes. At the storm sent thousands scurriing for cover. But Brandon Sullivan was forced in the opposite direction – right tornadoes Dallas. He watched the radar and weather reports all morning, and drove all the way from his home in Oklahoma City looking for the telltale rotating cloud.

His chase was rewarded. Just outside Fornei, Texas, a town about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Dallas, Sullivan stopped his car along a small dirt road, like a wild tornado churned in the field is only about 200 yards (180 meters). Tornado is a violently rotating column of air which is in contact with both surfaces of the Earth and Cumulonimbus clouds, or, in rare cases, the base of the cumulus. They are often referred to Tvisters or cyclones, although the word cyclone is used in meteorology, in a broad sense to indicate any closed low pressure circulation.

Tornadoes come in many shapes and sizes, but they are usually in the form of a visible condensation funnel, whose narrow end touches the earth and is often surrounded by a cloud of dust and debris. Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 110 miles per hour (177 km / h), about 250 feet (76 m) across, and travel a few miles  before dissipating. The most extreme tornadoes can reach wind speeds of 300 mph (483 km / h), stretch more than two miles (3.2 km) across, and stay on the ground for several tens of kilometers .

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