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Where do tornadoes come from? – Weather – Earth science

By |2018-05-31T11:49:23+00:00August 20th, 2017|Physics|

A tornado wrecked a town in northern France When there's wind coming from more than one direction at the same time, sometimes the air begins to spin around in one place. This is especially likely when a hot, wet wind coming from the south hits a cold, dry wind coming from the north. Both winds [...]

What are hurricanes? Weather science

By |2018-05-31T11:49:19+00:00August 20th, 2017|Physics|

A hurricane in Cuba A hurricane (also called a typhoon or a cyclone) is basically a huge wind. Hurricanes form in the summer and especially in the fall, because they can only form where there is cold air high over warm ocean water. Hurricanes form near the equator, because that's the only place where ocean water gets warm [...]