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Use 'tornado' for a specific, severe weather event, not mild winds or storms. SlideAfter the tornado, the whole neighborhood was unrecognizable.
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'Tornado' implies extreme danger and potential for damage; it's not used for minor disturbances. SlideThey took shelter when the tornado sirens started blaring.
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'Tornado' is often preceded by terms like 'warning' or 'watch' to indicate safety measures. SlideThe weather report issued a tornado watch for the afternoon.