April 22, 2015 3:51 pm

Tornadoes: How do they form?

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TORONTO – As spring turns into summer and the days get hotter, we will begin to see more thunderstorms, and chances are, severe weather.

Though our knowledge about tornadoes and tornado formation has grown significantly over the past 100 years, we still aren’t able to accurately pinpoint when and where a tornado will form.

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And that’s because there are a lot of variables that change quickly over time.

Our knowledge of forecasting tornadoes comes from the incredible tools that are available to us, such as Doppler radar. Scientists are better equipped than ever before and are trying to find new ways to forecast tornadoes and save lives.

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