Tornadoes Don’t Form Like Meteorologists Thought They Did Picture a tornado forming. Does the funnel cloud in your mind’s eye reach down from the sky like a malicious, spindly finger? If so, that mental picture may be all wrong. New research suggests that tornadoes form not from the clouds down, but from the ground up.
Alaska hit by more than 230 small earthquakes since Friday More than 1,000 aftershocks of magnitude 1.5 or greater have shaken Alaska since Friday’s big quake knocked out power, ripped open roads and splintered buildings in Anchorage, US Geological Survey geophysicist Randy Baldwin said Sunday.