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.


  • 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)


    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


  • 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