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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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 Improved storm track forecasts gave millions of people and civic leaders time to prepare for tornadic winds and biblical flooding. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "Hurricanes Harvey and Irma offer sobering lessons in the power of nature," 17 Sep. 2017 Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm includeLakeside Green, Fau North Campus, Philo Farms, Glen Ridge, PlantationMobile Home Park, Limestone Creek, Caloosa, Mangonia Park, StaceyStreet and Jupiter Farms. Doug Phillips,, "Tornado warning for northeastern Palm Beach County," 10 Sep. 2017

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tornadic was in 1884

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