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Weather Review-Storm

Storms - Hurricanes, Thunderstorms, and Hurricanes (with extra thrown in)

often from along the frontal boundary of a cold front where cumulonimbus clouds are present Thunderstorm
form over land, often from a severe thunderstorm Tornado
form over warm, ocean waters Hurricane
usually 15 miles wide in diameter; could cover a small city Thunderstorm
usually 300-400 yards wide, but severe ones could be as wide as a mile Tornado
can be hundreds of miles wide Hurricane
can last for 30 minutes to an hour Thunderstorm
can last a short period of time; usually less than 5-10 minutes Tornado
can last for weeks over water, but die quickly once it is over land or cold water Hurricane
can produce winds speeds of 58 miles per hour Thunderstorm
can produce winds speeds that reach 318 miles per hour Tornado
can produce wind speeds of 155+ miles per hour Hurricane
typically consists of heavy rain, lightning, and thunder Thunderstorm
a funnel-shaped cloud of fast moving winds Tornado
a low pressure system that creates intense rain, high winds, and storm surge/flooding Hurricane
a long period of time with below-average amounts of precipitation (bonus ?) drought
a seismic sea wave often caused by undersea earthquakes (bonus ?) Tsunami
a sudden shaking or rolling caused by the movement of the earth's tectonic plates (bonus ?) Earthquake
a rupture of earth's crust that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the ground (bonus ?) Volcanic eruption
Created by: JSkardon