Severe Weather

By Chandler Messenger

Hurricane

Hurricane

A large storm that forms over warm water and has very strong winds that blow in a circular pattern around the center or eye of the hurricane.


WOW Fact

They can be 100-150 miles long

They can have a category 5 hurricane with winds greater than 155 mph.

Did you know that evaporation from seawater can increase the power in a hurricane.

Saftey Tips

Stay away from windows because they can break from high winds.
If you are close to the beach you should board up your windows because there might be wood or rocks flying around.

Tornadoes

Tornado

Tornadoes form by hot and cold wind and then they form a funnel and can have winds of 318 mph.

WOW Fact

Tornadoes can have winds of 300 mph.
Did you know that on April 3-4 184 tornadoes struck 13 states and had causing over 300 deaths.


Saftey Tips

Stay in a safe room or in a basement , ditch or a under ground bunker or if you have and long time before you could drive out of the state or town. BAM! A rock went through the window so that is why you board up windows.


Thunder storms

Thunderstorm

A thunder storm is a storm with lots of rain and thunder and very dangerous so stay away from windows.


WOW Fact

Lightning can be hotter than the sun.
Thunder is just from the cracking of lightning.
Sometimes you can here lightning from almost a mile away.

Saftey Tips

Stay away from trees and telephone poles because they could attract lightning because they are tall and stay in side away from windows because lightning could hit or come through