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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Janey Lyon on Friday February 27, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 3330 at University of Utah taught by Petersen in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 71 views. For similar materials see Urban Environment in Geography at University of Utah.
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Date Created: 02/27/15
Monday February 23 2015 Monday 22315 QUICK TORNADO REVIEW Tornado alley the most frequent tornado visitations in the state Mostly along the great plains Enhanced Fujita scale FOF5 no damage extreme damage Oklahoma City 606 square miles 1291 ft above sea level Farming oil Natural gas has the most extreme storms winds speeds can reach up to 300 mph and stretch up to two miles long biggest ever recorded was in May 2013 Moore tornado was a mix of 27 tornados and was extremely deadly Flat landscapes cause tornados meeting of warm gulf air and cold polar air Warm air rises above the cold and encounters a gradual change in direction due to coriolis As it rises the mesocyclone spinning air is created Funnel clouds or supercell clouds form isolated tornadoes are more likely to cause tornadoes than equal lines Types of tornados water spouts form over oceans land spouts are non super cell but start from the ground gustnado forms near the ground with no condensation funnel gt non supercells are the least dangerous because they do not get their power from the clouds Supercells most dangerous because they cause thunderstorms Case Study on the Moore tornado 1999 To evaluate the risk that comes with tornadoes Basements and hallways were found to be safest to hide in during a storm OKC regulations warning signs are dark greenish skies Wall clouds large hail loud roars funnel clouds with debris Register your storm shell have drills and communication plans prepared
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