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Scientists measure thunderstorms using the terms Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning. They also use words like Downdraft and Updraft. Those words (Updraft and Downdraft) are used to describe the thunderstorm.
A thunder storm is a storm with thunder and lightening. It typically includes hail or heavy rain. They are also known as electrical storms.
A thunderstorm is formed by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds. It also produces heavy rains. Also, sometimes there is hail.
HOW IT'S FORMED
WHEN AND WHERE
Thunderstorms occur year round and at all times. They mostly happen in the spring and summer. They can also happen anywhere.
HOW SCIENTISTS PREDICT THUNDERSTORMS
To predict a thunderstorm, scientists release balloons into the air. They carry instruments called radiosonde. They measure temperatures, pressure, moisture and the wind speed. Also the direction at multiple levels throughout the atmosphere.
HOW SCIENTIST MEASURE THEM
A really cool fact that I think you will like is there are 16 MILLION thunderstorms that happen around the globe every year. Another fact is thunderstorm fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years. And 1 more fact is about 10% of thunderstorms classify as a severe thunderstorm.
WHAT YOU NEED
There are a lot of things you will need for a weather disaster kit. You will need things like water, food, batteries, battery powered radio, a flashlight, first aid kit, a whistle, moist towelettes, a dusk mask, plastic sheeting, a wrench or pliers, and finally a can opener just in case you have canned food. I know that’s a lot but it will keep you alive!
DEVASTATIONS AND DAMAGE
Some dangers and devastations are the thunderstorms killing total of 51 people a year. It also injures 100s more. They can also knock over trees so that they damage a house severely or they damage a car badly. They can also cause flooding.
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
What you want to do when a thunderstorm comes is get into a large building or inside an all metal vehicle. You also want to avoid using a telephone inside your home unless for emergencies. But if you are outside with no time to get inside, do not stand underneath light pole or trees. You want to stay away from water. And if you are out in the middle of nowhere, and you feel hair standing up, that means lightening is coming. So you bend over forward and grab your knees. You never want to lay flat on the ground.
By: Ava Bonk