# The Nuke and the Tornado [closed]

What would happen if a nuke was launched into a super powerful tornado? Would the nuke drop as the tornado weakens? Or if the nuke exploded inside of the tornado, would the pieces of the nuke fall on the place where the tornado weakened?

## closed as unclear what you're asking by L.Dutch♦, Secespitus, MichaelK, Keelhaul, sphenningsSep 21 '17 at 12:02

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• Are you asking about hurricane (title) or tornado (text)? They are not the same thing. – L.Dutch Sep 21 '17 at 4:58
• If you put some effort in googling, you would have also found answers: quora.com/… – L.Dutch Sep 21 '17 at 5:02
• Welcome to WorldBuilding! Currently there is a discrepancy between your title and your text, which makes this question a bit unclear. Furthermore I am not sure what exactly you mean by saying "Or if the nuke exploded inside of the tornado, would the pieces of the nuke fall on the place where the tornado weakened?" Do you mean that the explosion of the nuke should weaken the tornado? And what pieces are supposed to fall on which place? Also what exactly do you mean with "a super powerful tornado"? I am voting to put this on hold until you edit it to make it a bit clearer what you are asking. – Secespitus Sep 21 '17 at 7:12
• 1) Gravity always wins. Things that a tornado has picked up, will fall. 2) The radioactive fallout will most likely rise, since tornado's exist in warm conditions where lots of air is on the rise. This will then blow away somewhere and when it hits rain, it will fall to the ground. – MichaelK Sep 21 '17 at 8:02

There's a lot of questions here, all of which have really boring answers

What would happen if a nuke was launched into a super powerful tornado? Would the nuke drop as the tornado weakens?

Sure. 100% of objects which enter a tornado leave it at some point. Your nuke would do the same

Or if the nuke exploded inside of the tornado, would the pieces of the nuke fall on the place where the tornado weakened?

A nuke does not go off on its own. It is set off. It's impossible for a nuke to go off properly unless its conventional explosives are detonated. In fact, in the case of an implosion device, not only do the conventional explosives have to go off, but they really have to go off at precisely the right time.

A "failed" nuke explodes with a tiny fraction of its desired yield, resulting in very boring answers, though it can produce a lot of radioactive matter spread across a large area. However, we can't really talk about "pieces of the nuke." Even a failed nuke is going to generate enough power to vaporize the bomb itself, so there wont be pieces, just radioactive dust.

All of these results occur with or without a hurricane or tornado. Its only the nuke that matters for answering your questions.