10 Different Types of Weather

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10 Different Types of Weather

10 Different Types of Weather

11.5 AssessmentBy: Lilia Santos

Hurricanes form when warm ocean water rises, cools, and condenses to form clouds, all while leaving an area of low pressure below. More warm air flows into the area of low pressure, causing the air to spin faster and faster

Hail forms during thunderstorms when updrafts push water vapor high up into a cumulonimbus cloud. At a certain point, the temperature drops below freezing and the water vapor freezes around a dust particle.

Freezing rain occurs when rain falls normally, and then freezes when it comes into contact with objects that are below freezing.

Sleet is produced when snow falls, goes through a warm layer where it melts into rain, and then refreezes when it goes through a layer of sub-freezing air close to the Earth's surface.

Tornadoes form when wind direction and speed changes to create a horizontal effect in that area. Warm air pushes that horizontal spinning region vertical. A rotating wall cloud forms as a base cloud and a tornado is created.

Rain is a form of precipitation. It forms after water evaporates from the Earth and turns into water vapor in the atmosphere. Once the water vapor cools down and condenses, it creates clouds that contain water droplets. When those droplets get too heavy, they fall as rain.

Sources:http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/hurricanes/en/http://www.weather.com/storms/severe/news/how-hail-forms https://www.tropicalweather.net/weather.htmlhttp://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/sleet-freezing-rain-difference-20121123 http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/how-do-tornadoes-form.phphttps://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/science/formation.html

Thunderclouds contain ice particles. These particles bump into each other, creating an electrical charge. The cloud fills up with electrical charges. The positive charges would stay at the top of the cloud and the negative charges sink to the bottom. When the positive and negative charges get big enough, a spark (lightning) occurs between two charges.

Snow forms when the temperature in the atmosphere is at or below freezing.

Air that is moving throughout the atmosphere is known as wind. Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth's atmosphere. Because of this uneven heating, uneven pressure results. An area of high pressure flows into an area of low pressure to try and balance the field.

There are many different types of fog. Radiation fog occurs when heat from the Earth's surface is reflected back to space at night. Upslope fog happens when air is pushed up a mountainside and becomes saturated enough to where condensation occurs. Advection fog is the result of warm, moist air moving horizontally over colder ground.


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