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A giant waterspout in the mature stage. During peak intensity this waterspout had a diameter of approximately 30 meters (via NOAA)

A giant waterspout in the mature stage. During peak intensity this waterspout had a diameter of approximately 30 meters (via NOAA)

Oldest known photograph of a tornado. South Dakota, 22 miles southwest of Howard. August 28, 1884 (by NOAA Photo Library)

Oldest known photograph of a tornado. South Dakota, 22 miles southwest of Howard. August 28, 1884 (by NOAA Photo Library)

Tornadoes: comparing six decades of devastation [interactive]
Before and After Images Show Tornado Destruction
The Deadliest Years [Interactive]

The Deadliest Years [Interactive]

Tornado in mature stage. Seymour, Texas, April 10, 1979. (Photographer: D. Burgess; via NOAA)

Tornado in mature stage. Seymour, Texas, April 10, 1979. (Photographer: D. Burgess; via NOAA)


Project  Vortex-99. Occluded mesocyclone tornado. Occluded means old circulation  on a storm; this tornado was forming while the new circulation was  beginning to form the tornadoes which preceeded the F5 Oklahoma City  tornado. Photo #3 of sequence. Oklahoma 7 miles south of Anadarko. May  3, 1999.
(Credit: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL); by NOAA Photo Library)

Project Vortex-99. Occluded mesocyclone tornado. Occluded means old circulation on a storm; this tornado was forming while the new circulation was beginning to form the tornadoes which preceeded the F5 Oklahoma City tornado. Photo #3 of sequence. Oklahoma 7 miles south of Anadarko. May 3, 1999.

(Credit: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL); by NOAA Photo Library)

tornado_na_croacia_8_08-14-2008 (by Sandro Souza)