Greensboro, NC -- Each week on WFMY News 2 at 5:30 during the 2 Wants To
Know newscast Meteorologist Grant Gilmore answers your weather
On Monday Grant answered a question off of facebook from 'Severe Weather Eastern NC' where they asked, "How do tornadoes get their color?"
The Answer: The color of tornadoes depends on numerous elements all of which play a varying importance depending on the situation.
These factors include:
- Direction/Elevation of the sun
- Surface the tornado is over (dirt, clay, etc...)
- Sky conditions
- Moisture content in the atmosphere
Each tornado develops in a unique environment and it's characteristics and behavior will be greatly dependent on the surrounding atmospheric and surface conditions.
If you have a weather question you would like answered in the 2 Wants To Know Newscast you can connect with Grant on twitter (@grant_gilmore), Facebook or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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