Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tornado rotation

Remember we learned about the equator that goes around the middle of earth, and splits up into the north and south parts, called hemispheres.

When a tornado is in the northern hemisphere, it almost always is spinning in a counter-clockwise direction.
Counter clockwise is the opposite of the direction a clock's hands usually go.

(from: wikipedia - clockwise)

Tornadoes in the southern hemisphere almost always spin in the clockwise direction.

(from: wikipedia - clockwise)

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