BC: Questions: | 1. How long was the longest thunderstorm? | 2. How many people are killed each year by lightning?
FC: Thunderstorms | By: Lexus
1: A thunderstorm is when it is raining and you hear thunder. All thunderstorms have lightning. Thunderstorms are considered severe when there is 3/4 inch hail, winds reaching 50 knots, or a tornado. | 3 things are needed to make them form; moisture, rising unstable air, and a lifting mechanism.
2: Damage Includes; | Fires, floods, hail, and tornadoes.
3: May | , | 19 people died | Over 121 people were injured. | Softball size hail, 60-70 mph winds, and flash flooding | Boy killed by lightning at his birthday party
4: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: | unclog downspouts | move items from basement in case of flooding | make sure to have working flashlights | unplug electronics | get a storm door | pick up outdoor items
5: Thunderstorms can be predicted. The predictions are moderately accurate. | Thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the spring and summer months, in the afternoon and evening.
6: Interesting Facts: | A thunderstorm lasts around 30 minutes. | Every thunderstorm has lightning.
7: More than 1 1/2 of lightning deaths are caused after a thunderstorm. | Around 1,800 thunderstorms happen at any moment.