Synopsis by John Schietinger
National Geographic: Cyclone inspects the specific causes and attempts to make sense of some of nature's most frightening spectacles. Director Richard J. Wells and his crew make extensive use of real-life footage of particularly famous tornadoes, tropical storms, and hurricanes in order to capture the authentic terror and ruin that storms are capable of inflicting. Storms from the Midwest's infamous Tornado Alley are examined, and there is a lengthy investigation of Hurricane Andrew, the enormously destructive storm that hit South Florida in 1992. In addition, featured scientists in the video discuss their past and future efforts to understand these natural disasters.