Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 2220 Columns

Instructions and Help about When Form 2220 Columns

I'm stormtracker meteorologist allison miller our spring season got off to a slow start but it has picked up and that's all because we're seeing our classic severe weather set up this cold this upper-level low and cold front bringing in the cold air behind it clashing with this warm air we're also getting on the one side dry air colliding with the humid air so right along that boundary layer is where we're getting the severe weather outbreak all across the central plains and that extends into Texas as well with the largest outbreak right over Oklahoma and this is how we get the formation of the tornados to start right where those air masses are colliding we get a wind shear which is the winds changing with Heights we get this rotating call of a mayor on the ground the thunder storm lifts it up and turns it vertical and that's where we get that violent rotation that's basically what the tornado is sometimes you can't even see these because you can't see air it's not colored the way you see these thunderstorms form is what it picks up the debris or those water drops and you can see the rotation from the cloud to the ground God you need to check out this video this was caught on tape by Charles cook and you can see the formation of the funnel cloud and then it touching the ground and that's where it picks up the debris and you start to really see the shape of this tornado strengthening this was the storm that moved through yesterday historic storm from Newcastle over towards more you can see the strength and intensity of the debris stretching over two miles wide that debris ball Oh incredible video that he has posted on YouTube let's go back to the graphics and you can see this tornado for more will go down in the records along with some of the largest tornadoes on record the tri-state tornado back in 1925 that traveled over 200 miles and stretched on the ground three hours long also in most recent history the droplet tornado back in May 2011 it was an ef5 tracked over 22 miles that's about bee cave to manor the length with winds over 200 miles per hour 160 death and the Moore tornado likely to be at EF four or f5 again with that two mile wide long debris now may is the month where we typically see the most tornadoes in the entire year over the u.s. we see over a thousand peaking in May at about 300 June we also see a little over two hundred dajjal I it starts to drop and then it continues to drop down as we lose that daytime heating that we get from the spring storms and also the majority of them occur in tornado alley were just on the tail end of that so again it stretches across the central plains where we see a lot of flat ground we get the cold air moving over the Rockies the warm moist air from the Gulf and it's right in this area especially from Kansas to Oklahoma right into North Texas that is the hot spot for those tornadoes to form good thing to keep in mind as we reached our severe weather season is a watch versus a warning now watch indicates that there could be some hazardous weather in that day or the next day so you should just plan in case we get a warning now warning means that we're likely to see that whether imminent or it is occurring right now so you need to take action so watch is just the kind of heads up warning is take action now great key things you can take with you here or whether text that we send daily to give you a heads up on what the weather will be also on our KITV facebook page and twitter account if you subscribe to those tweets it sends you an automatic warning or watch that the National Weather Service is put out for our area and it goes straight to your smartphone also you can track those storms any time with our KITV weather app to search ki weather on your smartphone and the other thing you can do is watch those storms if you're on the internet you can look at our interactive radar that's right on kitv.com I'm storm tracker meteorologist allison miller