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The Tri-State tornado had the longest damage path. 219 miles

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When a tornado has not touched the ground yet what is it called?

A tornado that has touched the ground is called a funnel cloud.

What is the moment of birth of a tornado called?

When a tornado first reaches the ground and becomes a tornado it is said to have touched down.

What is the difference between a funnel cloud and tornado?

A tornado has actually touched down on the ground - a funnel cloud is a spinning cloud that has not actually touched the ground.

True or false a tornado is a funnel cloud that has touched the ground?


How many minutes was the longest tornado on ground for?

The Tri- state tornado was on the ground for about 3 and a half hours, or approximately 210 minutes.

Can a tornado cause damage without touching the ground?

Yes and no. The funnel of a tornado does not have to reach the ground for damaging winds to occur at ground level. However, if those winds reach the ground then the tornado has touched down even if the funnel hasn't.

What tornado was on the ground for the longest period of time?

The longest lived tornado on record was the Tri-State tornado of March 18, 1925. It last 3 hours and 29 minutes.

Is a tornado a funnel cloud that has touched the ground?

True, but not that the funnel itself does not have to reach the ground, just the violent vortex associated with it.

What should you do if a tornado touched the ground in your area?

take cover right away you could die from these dangorus storms

How long does a tornado last for landing in the ground?

It varies widely. The average tornado lasts about 10 minutes. However, the duration of a tornado may be anywhere from just a few seconds to over an hour. The longest lasting tornado on record was on the ground for 3.5 hours.

When was the tornado in Grand Valley Ont?

The Grand Valley Tornado struck at approximately 4:15pm on May 31st, 1985. It was the longest (on the ground) recorded Tornado in Canadian records.

In what year did the longest traveled tornado occur?

The longest traveled tornado on record occurred on March 18, 1925. This F5 tornado, known as the Tri-State tornado was on the ground for 3 hours, 29 minutes and traveled 219 miles. This tornado also killed 695 people, making it the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.