Car Blown Away in Tornado in Typhoon in Taiwan

Captivating video shows tornado conditions in a typhoon sweeping a car clear out of sight on a road in Taiwan, and taking a scooter from underneath a scooter driver and sending the scooter down the road, as well.

A Typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the region of the western part of the North Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E, compared to a hurricane — the regional term in the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic.

The region where Typhoons occur is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world’s annual tropical cyclones.

Tornadoes can occur within either type of tropical cyclones — hurricanes and typhoons.

The smallest class of tornado or EF-0 tornado is defined by winds of 65-85 mph. The minimum wind speed that defines a hurricane or Typhoon is 64 mph sustained for 10 minutes.

The largest class of tornado or EF-5 tornado is defined with winds greater than 200 mph. The largest hurricanes (Category 5 Hurricane) and Typhoons (Super Typhoon) are defined with winds greater than 158 mph.

Scary Tornado caught on camera | Tainan, Taiwan | 8/9/2015

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