10 Types of Weather

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10 Types of Weather

Hurricanes Form over warm tropical water by warm air moving over the ocean and rises rapidly, condenses, and releases energy.

Thunderstorms Form when air cools as it rises. Water vapor condenses and forms cumulus clouds. When condensation occurs, heat is released and helps the thunderstorm grow.

Tornadoes Form when a thunderstorms meets high altitude and horizontal winds. The winds cause the warm rising air in the thunderstorm to rotate.

Derechos A widespread, long-lived,straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms. They can cause hurricane force winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, and flash floods.

Supercell A deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to as rotating thunderstorms.They are overall the least common but have the potential to be the most severe.

Blizzard A severe snowstorm characterized by strong winds causing blowing snow that results in low visibilities. To be a blizzard, a snow storm must have sustained winds or frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to 35 mph with blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 400 m or 0.25 mi or less and must last for a prolonged period of time.

Fog A collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface.

Heat wave A prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.

Fire whirlMay occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air.

Flash flood A rapid flooding of geomorphic low-lying areas: washes, rivers, dry lakes, and basins. It may be caused by heavy rain associated with a severe thunderstorm, hurricane, tropical storm, or meltwater from ice or snow flowing over ice sheets or snowfields.











10 Weather Types By: Mikayla Santee


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