FC: Types of Storms By Angela Moore
1: Blizzard A blizzard is a storm that has a lot of wind and snow. | For a blizzard to form there must be cold air, lots of moisture and warm air lifting the cold air. | Snow is one type of precipitation. Because of the high winds and all of the snow, it cam be very hard to see during a blizzard.
2: Hurricane This is what a hurricane looks like from space. A hurricane needs warm ocean water to form. | They get their energy from the warm water. The water has to be 80 degrees F or more. For this reason, most hurricanes form close to the equator. Hurricanes have high winds (75-200mph) moving in a circle. The center of the hurricane is called the "eye". It is very calm there.
3: When a hurricane hits land, the high winds and rain can damage buildings and hurt people. Hurricanes can be very big and move very slowly.
4: Thunder Storm A thunder storm is a mix of thunder and rain. Unstable warm air rising and moisture help to create a thunderstorm.
5: A thunder storm can cause gusty winds and lots of rain. Most thunderstorms happen in the Spring and Summer months. They occur most often at night.
6: Funnel Cloud Sometimes, from a thunder storm a funnel cloud forms. This happens when warm and cold air mix. The air begins to spin in a circle.
7: Tornado When a funnel cloud touches the ground it is called a "Tornado". A tornado needs flat land to remain on the ground.
8: Tornadoes can reach up to 300 mph. They can knock down buildings, pick-up cars and trees.
9: Floods A flood is to much precipitation at one time. A flood can happen after a hurricane or a thunder storm.
10: Drought A drought is when there is to little precipitation. Some places in the world go for years without any type of precipitation.
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