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JBE_Severe Weather

2nd Grade Severe Weather Vocabulary

tornado a swirling funnel of air that descends from a cloud and can cause tremendous damage
thunder shock waves caused by lightning that makes a bang or rumble
thunderstorm most common severe weather event; usually has heavy rain, wind, lightning, and thunder
hurricane a huge, donut-shaped storm with heavy rain and strong winds swirling around a calm center
lightning an electrical charge that travels between a cloud and the ground or between clouds
severe weather includes thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other violent storms capable of destruction
prepare to do the things necessary to protect self and property in the event of severe weather
hail precipitation that falls as large, round layered pieces of ice
friction the rubbing of one surface or object against another; contributes to the release of lightning from a cloud
wind the flow of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
Created by: pavlifam