Cumulonimbus clouds are a common type of rain-making cloud. Many can climb tens of thousands of feet into the sky and can be seen from dozens of miles away. Any cloud which produces precipitation (like rain, sleet, and snow) are referred to as nimbus clouds, with cumulonimbus clouds and nimbostratus clouds being among the most common of the clouds which produce precipitation.
Stay alert! Winter tornadoes at night tend to happen mostly in the winter. Use these tornado safety tips that could save your life.
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A tornado room — or safe room — is built inside your home, while a tornado shelter is separate from the home and can either be built underground or above ground. Both rooms and shelters can protect you from winds up to 250 mph and from flying objects moving at 100 mph. By the way, it’s the missile-like flying objects that are the most dangerous effect of tornadoes!