Type of severe Weather
By: Kirti Chamkura
What is severe weather as opposed to regular weather?
What are the types of severe weather.
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.