By: Falyn Dimas
Living in a hurricane state can be stressful. Hurricane season takes up the larger portion of a year and can be pretty active. The major hurricanes that have hit landfall have been catastrophic like Hugo, Charlie, Andrew, Wilma, and Katrina. During an active hurricane season...
By: Eve Redstone
A squall line is a development of a cold front. Cold fronts occur when a mass of cold air being drawn towards a low-pressure area becomes wedged below a mass of hot air, lifting the hot air. This most frequently occurs on the trailing edge...
By: Suzie Jane
Tornadoes start from super cell thunderstorms that have very special characteristics. They have a cyclonic, usually clockwise turning, updraft which results in the storm growing a vertically. According to the National Weather Service, there are two types of super cells, low precipitation and high precipitation...
By: Suzie Jane
Tornado Alley is a name given to a very special set of states in the United States of America. They are the states that, sadly, experience the most tornados in the entire world. The states included in Tornado Alley include, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa...
By: Paul Lines
In might be difficult to envisage the spectacle of two hurricanes dancing together but, in effect, this is exactly what happens when the Fujiwhara effect comes into being.The Fujiwara effect is named after a Japanese meteorological scientist, Dr Sakuhei Fujiwhara, who first published a...
By: Paul Lines
The term "Tornado Valley" is in reality simply a nickname that has been given by the media to the area of the United States where the incidences of what the expert weather observers describe as significant tornados appears to be most prevalent, in other words...
By: Paul Lines
As with all living and natural events, the life cycle of a hurricane cannot be classified in exact terms, certainly in respect of time. However, with regard to the stages of the life cycle that are applicable to hurricanes, these are relatively uniform.To give...
By: Paul Lines
Born in Ireland in 1774, Francis Beaufort, later to become an Admiral of the UK fleet, began to develop his famous wind scale during the early years of the 19th century. It is thought that Francis first finalised his original scale around 1805, although it...
By: Meg A Wright
Imagine waking up and reading this in the paper."The falls of Niagara can be compared to nothing but a mere mill dam this morning. In the memory of the oldest inhabitants, never was there so little water running over Niagara's awful precipice, as at...
By: Debra Steele
A tornado is a column of air that rotates around and around at varying speeds which is a product of a severe thunderstorm. When warm, wet air moving upwards meet with cold, dry air moving downwards, the point where the two winds collide and struggle...

 

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