Would you want to be a storm chaser? Why or Why not?

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  • Would you want to be a storm chaser? Why or Why not?

  • What is a storm?a violent disturbance in the atmosphere.

    Storms involve sudden changes in air pressure, which can cause rapid air movement.

    http://www.monkeysee.com/play/25096-what-is-a-storm http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/severe-storms.htm

  • TORNADOESrapidly whirling funnel-shaped clouds that reach down from a storm cloud to touch Earths surface.

    Form from cumulonimbus clouds.

    Wind speeds can reach 500 km/h (300 mph)

    These are NOT predictable and usually last less than 15min.(1)

  • TORNADOEShttp://www.timeforkids.com/photos-video/video/tfk-tells-you-about-twisters-152191

  • THUNDERSTORMSMOST COMMON form of severe weather.

    Form when a cold front meets a warm air mass.

    Warm air is rapidly pushed up and form huge clouds.

    As the warm air rises, it cools and forms dense thunderheads.

    (2)

  • THUNDERSTORMShttps://www.brainpop.com/science/weather/thunderstorms/

  • HURRICANESlarge swirling low pressure systems that form over tropical oceans.

    get their energy from the warm waters.

    start out as tropical storms that grow in size and strength. (3)

  • HURRICANES

    wind speeds hit 120 km/h (74+ mph) the tropical storm is called a hurricane

    cooler air sinks over the land so they gradually lose strength and slow downhttp://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/katrina-formation

    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/learning/player/lesson14.html

  • Hurricanes are so large they can be seen from space.

  • Floods and Flash Floods Happens when water overflows normally dry land.Excessive rain, broken dams, rapid ice melting.Most take hours or days to develop, but some happen with little warning.Floods cause a lot of expensive damage and are very dangerous!Kirstin Makoss Dad(JML 6th Grader 2014/2015)http://wnep.com/2012/07/02/one-year-after-coal-street-flash-flood/

  • Classwork (Summative)Making a weather brochure!Use only One type of severe weather.The Front should be title and picture.Section One: Where, why, and how it forms.Section Two: How to prepare for event and/or stay safeSection Three: Facts, Interesting Things, Current Events

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6OKV_cD9eI