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Unformatted text preview: o Core of whirling vortex less than 1km wide, HUGE suction o Form from normal thunderstorms o This Year 82 tornadoes touched down 59 people killed Hot wet air in southern Plains, snow in Kansas Supercells broke out Tropical Hurricanes o Generates 200 times global capacity for electricity o Warm water in ocean > 80 degrees o Warm moist air rapidly rises, circular winds from ocean (Coreolis effect) rush in and rise o Air expands, cools, precipitation forms, releases heat, rises even more o Rising air causes chimney, causes winds to descend in high pressure region...
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- Spring '08