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The Tri-State Tornado. By: Courtney McGrath. MISSOURI. Ice Cream Cone. Honey Bee. SOUTH ILLINOIS. First Aquarium, 1893. 16 billion Oreos, 1995. INDIANA. Half A Million Letters. Gold Fish Farm, 1899. 1925. The Phantom of the Opera was released. 1925 World Series.

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The Tri-State Tornado

By: Courtney McGrath


MISSOURI

Ice Cream Cone.

Honey Bee.


SOUTH ILLINOIS

First Aquarium, 1893

16 billion Oreos, 1995


INDIANA

Half A Million Letters.

Gold Fish Farm, 1899.


1925

The Phantom of the Opera was released.


1925 World Series

Pittsburg Pirates bet Washington Senators.


March 18, 1925

-Thunderstorm, Missouri

-took a North East path.


-Flattened 15,000 homes

-Estimated time: 3 ½ hours


-Longest in the world.-Roughly 219 miles.


-wind speeds of 70 mph.-hit ground for 3 hours.


-nearly 700 people killed.-deadliest in the world.


-cost $17 million in property damage.-F5 storm.


  • Wind Speed Increases.

  • Horizontal Spinning In Lower Atmosphere.

Step 1:


  • Rising air tilts.

  • Horizontal to Vertical.

Step 2:


  • 2-6 mile rotation.

  • Most violent part of the storm.

Step 3:


  • Rotating wall cloud (picture)

  • Rain free. (rain in background)

Step 4:


  • Tornado forms.

  • Golf ball sized hail forms.

Step 5:


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