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Eye of the Storm Vocabulary

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collide
to bump into another mass with force
funnel cloud
tornado cloud that is wide at the top and narrow where it touches the ground
jagged
having a sharp, pointed edge or outline
lightning
the flash of light in the sky when electricity passes between clouds or between a cloud and the ground
prairies
flat, open grasslands
rotate
to swirl in a circular motion
severe
serious or extreme in nature
sizzling
crackling with intense heat
tornadoes
rotating columns of air accompanied by whirling funnel-shaped downspouts that can cause great destruction
saguaros
tall cactuses native to the American Southwest
conditions
the way someone or something is
occupation
job a person does to make a living
updraft
upward-moving current of air
vortices
whirlpools made of rotating air or water
multivortex
having many vortices at once
fortunate
lucky