- Anonymous2 decades agoFavorite Answer
A typical thunderstorm cloud can accumulate a huge amount of energy. If the conditions are right, this energy creates a huge updraft into the cloud. But where does the energy come from?
Clouds are formed when water vapor condenses in the air. This change in physical state releases heat, and heat is a form of energy. A good deal of a thunderstorm's energy is a result of the condensation that forms the cloud.
In supercell thunderstorms(超級胞雷暴), the updrafts are particularly strong (see the links at the end of this article for information on supercells). If they are strong enough, a vortex of air can form just like a vortex of water forms in a sink. An air vortex under a thunderstorm cloud is a tornado.Source(s): Howstuffworks website
- 2 decades ago