Stuff About Storms

Gracie Hudson


Definition: a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.

Most tornadoes form form thunderstorms.

the Fujita scale measures the intensity of the tornadoes.

Safety Tips : Always have emergency supplies incase of a tornado, like food, drink, etc. If you are inside avoid windows and stay in a room with big furniture that you can get under. Stay inside until you know everything is safe and you can go out.


Definition: also known as an electric storm,lighting shower, or a thundershower, from is presence of lighting the earth has and effect that makes thunder happen.

They form form you need clouds to form rain so first clouds have to be in the picture. The collision of ice crystal cause lighting to happen and lighting causes thunder to happen.

The stages of thunderstorms are the cumulus stage the mature stage and the dissipating stage.

Safety tips: Look for lightning and go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder; stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last thunder clap, Unplug electronic equipment, Water conducts electricity, so avoid contact with plumbing


Definition: is a huge storm it can be 600 miles long and 75-200mph winds.

Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water over 80˚F or warmer.

scale:The Saffir-Simpson scale measures the intensity of a hurricane.

safety tips: stay in a secure room, do not use a cell phone or candles, Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.