Explainer-Why tornadoes are so difficult to predict

Investing.com | Dec 12, 2021 at 8:41 PM
  • After a string of powerful tornados struck the U.S. Midwest https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/devastated-kentucky-tornado-survivors-pick-through-debris-shelter-with-relatives-2021-12-12 and killed more than 100 people this weekend, attention has turned to the warning systems in place and why the movements of the fast-moving storms are so difficult to predict.
  • Tornadoes usually form in a span of a few minutes, are normally a few hundred feet wide, and last for a few minutes.
  • Meteorologists in local offices of the National Weather Service issue a tornado warning when a tornado is either reported by spotters or indicated by radar https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado-ww and there is a serious threat to lives and properties in its path.