Type of severe Weather

By: Kirti Chamkura

What is severe weather as opposed to regular weather?

Severe weather is the exact same thing as regular weather but it is much more severe and has a greater impact on the environment. Severe weather is any dangerous act of nature fueled by changes in the atmosphere, that puts people, animals or buildings at risk

What are the types of severe weather.

There are....

HURRICANES- A Hurricane is a huge storm that can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upwards at speeds of 75-200 miles per hour.

DROUGHTS- Low rainfall which leads to very little to no rain.
TORNADOES- A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground.
BLIZZARDS- A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 35 mph (56 km/h) and lasting for a prolonged period of time
FLOODS- When days of heavy rain occur or snow melts as well as when rivers rise and go over their banks.