Tornadoes: U.S. military weather control or God's punishment for gays? You decide!


The U.S. government (or God) throws in a little lightning with this manufactured tornado. Nice touch, U.S. government (or God).

Credit: Marcelo Albuquerque via Flickr

How do tornadoes form?

Here's what the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory says:

The truth is that we don't fully understand. The most destructive and deadly tornadoes occur from supercells, which are rotating thunderstorms with a well-defined radar circulation called a mesocyclone. (Supercells can also produce damaging hail, severe non-tornadic winds, unusually frequent lightning, and flash floods.) Tornado formation is believed to be dictated mainly by things which happen on the storm scale, in and around the mesocyclone. Recent theories and results from the VORTEX2 program suggest that once a mesocyclone is underway, tornado development is related to the temperature differences across the edge of downdraft air wrapping around the mesocyclone.

Supercells? Mesocyclones? VORTEX2? What is this, an L. Ron Hubbard novel?

Clearly the NSLL should have stopped at, "The truth is that we don't fully understand." But by doing a little online research and measuring scientific metrics such as total page views and "likes," we have narrowed down the true cause of tornadoes to a pair of possibilities.

The case for each is presented in the videos below. Which makes more sense to you, or do both explanations pass the "reasonable" test?

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