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Tornado Wall Is the Latest Zany Proposal to Break Up Storms

By Nick Wiltgen
Published: February 27, 2014

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A nuclear bomb test in Nevada on August 18, 1957. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Could bombs be used to disperse tornadoes?

Dr. Forbes says this idea would not work. "While the tornado might temporarily be disrupted, the bomb would probably do as much damage as the tornado, and the logistics of having bombers ready at the right locations would be formidable," he said.

Forbes added, "With a supercell thunderstorm in progress, the tornado would likely reform quickly and the energy of the supercell is too much to be overcome by a bomb."

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