- from Tornadoes
Every tornado is different.
Some are pitch black, filled with whirling masses of dirt and debris. Others are red, from the color of the clay in Oklahoma. Still others are brilliant white from the Sun’s reflection off water particles. Some tornadoes speed along the ground at 70 mph, while others are almost still, spinning over a single spot. Some swing from side to side, while others move ahead, curving to the left or right. Some have a funnel that’s just one vortex, while others have a funnel with many vortexes in it. Some are 15 yards wide, while others are 500 yards in width. Some begin and end in a matter of minutes, while others wreak havoc for an hour or more.
Regardless of their individual look and style, most tornadoes pass through five stages in their life cycles.