Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tornado rotation

We just learned about a Snownado

Let's learn more about tornadoes!

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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