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

Examples of tornadic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Willis, Reyes’ lawyer, introduced evidence of two different incidents of tornadic activity in the neighborhood, along with satellite photos showing the tree was still standing before the August 2017 hurricane. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, "What does a whistleblower who handled insurance claims for USAA admit under oath?," 10 July 2020 How tornadoes are forecasted Meteorologists at the U.S. National Weather Service use Doppler radar, satellites, weather balloons, and computer modeling to watch the skies for severe storms and tornadic activity. Ron Johnson, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 28 Aug. 2019 With the way things are going this week at the Capitol, tornadic supercells would have likely spun through the South Lawn. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Immigration fight is no picnic: Reps brawl, Dems jeer and cops search for Trump-accosting intern," 21 June 2018 This year, Oklahoma has seen a relative lull in tornadic activity, but Smith warns that’s not going to last. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "What it’s like to forecast weather in the world’s tornado hot spot," 10 May 2018 Most tornadic storms will come in from that direction. Danielle Dozier, ajc, "11 things to know to stay safe during a tornado," 3 May 2018 This is the theme of the night, unfortunately with these high winds and possible tornadic activity, with some of these trees falling into homes. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Sleeping 2-year-old girl dies when tree rips RV in half during Louisiana storm | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 14 Apr. 2018 Like Monday's severe storms, the potential for damaging winds and tornadic activity will be possible Tuesday for South Georgia and Florida. Judson Jones, CNN, "Nor'easter will likely bring most significant spring snow in years," 20 Mar. 2018 Improved storm track forecasts gave millions of people and civic leaders time to prepare for tornadic winds and biblical flooding. The Washington Post,, "With Maria on the way, hurricane responses offer painful lessons," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tornadic

1884, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2020

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“Tornadic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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