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Tornado Observation Activity

Replay one of the tornado sequences from the film and try to fill in the Storm Chaser's Severe Weather Event Report Form. Refer to the Fujita-Pearson Tornado Intensity Scale (F-Scale) and attempt to classify the tornado. Also try to draw a picture of your tornado Be sure to include an object (if possible) for scale.

Tornado
Drawing
STORM CHASER'S SEVERE WEATHER EVENT REPORT FORM
NAME: TELEPHONE ( ) _____ - __________
ADDRESS:

EVENT DATE: ___________ YOUR LOCATION:__________________
_____________________________________________________________
EVENT TIME: _____ CIRCLE: AM PM, EDT EST CDT CST MDT MST Z OTHER: ______
CHECK EVENT TYPE:
[ ] Hail, size: ________________________
[ ] Thunderstorm, gust: ______________________ mph
[ ] Wind damage, describe: ______________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
[ ] Tornado, duration: ______ minutes. F-Scale: __________
Direction/distance from your
location: ______________________________________________________
Describe evolution, appearance, surrounding storm structure, and damage (if any) below.
OTHER COMMENTS:
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________

If this had been an actual severe storm you should send this form to:
National Severe Storms Forecast Center,
601 E 12th Street #1728,
Kansas City, MO 64106.

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