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noun as in weather event

Strong matches

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No one is safe from shark-infested tornadoes, especially not in New York City.

Passing a bill in Congress will not result in fewer tornadoes and hurricanes, he said.

We know that Oklahoma will have tornadoes when the cold jet stream meets the warm gulf air.

In the Ozarks of northern Arkansas, we get fewer tornadoes, but ‘fewer’ is still plenty.

He meant that Oklahomans have gotten ever better at living with tornadoes.

Tornadoes occurred in Alabama, Missouri and Illinois, accompanied with extensive damage to property.

The secondary storms of cyclones, such as are above noted, receive the name of tornadoes.

In every regard except their small size and their violence these tornadoes closely resemble hurricanes.

In general appearance these air whirls resemble tornadoes, except that they are in all cases smaller than that group of whirlings.

As in the tornadoes, the waterspout begins with a funnel, which descends from the sky to the surface of the sea.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tornadoes, such as: cyclone, twister, wind, storm, whirlwind, and funnel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.