I am a tornado By: Lexi Aperule How I Look I am big and look like a cone. When you look at me, I look dust spinning around and around. I am strong and a dark gray color. What Causes Me I begin to form when warm air travels upward into a thunderhead, that creates an area of low pressure. The low air pressure pulls air inward and also upward. When an area of low air pressure is surrounded by higher air pressure is called a low pressure closure. When air flows into the low pressure closure, it rotates in a circle faster and faster. From the ground the odd shape of the cloud looks like a funnel. Warm air rises up to the center of the cloud. Rain falls outside of the cloud and when the tip of the funnel touches the ground I have been created. (The next slide will have a picture.) My effects On Earth I can damage millions of homes. I can also damage cars. I ruin a lot of people’s lives. I don’t mean to do this to you, but I can’t help it. Where I Occur I occur in 6 states. They are Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. I also go to part of Minnesota and South Dakota. That is called Tornado Ally. Fun Facts When I rotate I look like a funnel-shaped cloud that has blowing winds up to 480 kilometers per hour. People commonly call me twisters. When I come, the best place to go is an underground cellar. References I looked on… www.sodahead.com,science.howstuffworks.com ,nationalatlas.gov, accuweather.tubir.com, scientific-madness.blogspot.com, www.motherjones.com.