clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, it's important that you do everything you can to stay safe in either one of these types of storms! Hurricanes can pack a double punch as they roar through a region. In comparison, only the most damaging tornado in the last 100 years or so - if it hit today - would cause about.9 billion in damage: the May 1896. However, don't make the mistake of seeing the small size of tornadoes as a sign of weakness - these bad boys are not to be messed with!
EF 0 EF 1 EF 2 EF 3 EF 4 EF 5 The Saffir-Simpson Scale classifies cyclone strength based on the intensity of sustained wind speeds. When enough collisions happen the big build up of charge discharges creating what we call lightning. The most obvious difference between tornadoes and hurricanes is that they have drastically different scales. Low wind shear, a pre-existing disturbance, a distance of 300 or more miles from the equator. This is where the similarities end.