tor·​na·​dic | \ tȯr-ˈnā-dik How to pronounce tornadic (audio) , -ˈna- How to pronounce tornadic (audio) \

Definition of tornadic

: relating to, characteristic of, or constituting a tornado tornadic winds a tornadic storm

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Recent Examples on the Web Tornadoes could occur across coastal areas of Louisiana starting Friday afternoon, and southern areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama could see tornadic activity from Friday night into Saturday. Keven Lerner,, 18 June 2021 In addition to warning the public of imminent tornado threats, the weather service's Storm Prediction Center also issues outlooks days in advance to advise the public if potentially tornadic weather is coming. USA Today, 17 June 2021 The room will provide safe space from severe wind and tornadic events for the student body and staff of Luck Public Schools, as well as hundreds of surrounding residents. Star Tribune, 8 May 2021 Sometimes, however, tornadic thunderstorms can erupt in marginal setups, particularly when warm fronts are involved. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 Occasionally, conditions come together to create severe weather including tornadic supercells across large regions -- a phenomenon known as a tornado outbreak. Daniel Manzo, ABC News, 25 Mar. 2021 Nevertheless, the chat service still went dark for a time as deadly tornadic storms were swirling across the South. Author: Matthew Cappucci, Jason Samenow, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2021 Additionally, intense winds during non-tornadic severe storms can also bring extreme danger so similar precautions should be taken. Daniel Manzo, ABC News, 25 Mar. 2021 Near this cold front is where the most intense and tornadic storms could be. Jackson Dill And Jennifer Gray, CNN, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tornadic

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Tornadic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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