Into the eye of the storm

日期:2019-03-08 01:04:11 作者:芮铄纷 阅读:

FEW people who see the heart of a tornado live to tell the tale. But on 22 June 1928, Kansas farmer Will Keller paused at the hatch of his cyclone cellar to watch a tornado lift off the ground and pass right over his head. This is his account: “There was a circular opening in the center of the funnel . . . The walls of this opening were of rotating clouds and the hole was made brilliantly visible by constant flashes of lightning which zigzagged from side to side . . . Around the lower rim of the great vortex small tornadoes were constantly forming and breaking away. These looked like tails as they writhed their way around the end of the funnel. The direction of rotation of the great whirl was anticlockwise,