A funnel cloud is a rotating cone shaped column of air which is extending downward from a base of a thunderstorm. Also funnel clouds obviously depend on tornadoes because it's the storms which cause them. Tornadoes are the most dangerous weathers ever. About 1200 tornadoes on average hit the United States. The United States is essentially the world's capital of tornadoes, because of the fluke geography.
Tornadoes typically kill 60-80 people per annum and injure more than 1500 people. Most of the deaths come from flying debris. The most violent tornadoes (EF4 and EF5 on The Enhanced Fujita Scale) only make up 2% of all tornadoes but they account for 70% of all the deaths. A significant part of tornadoes is property damage. Mild tornadoes can take roofs off of houses but strong tornadoes can completely level buildings.
Introduction A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical water (NOAA’s National Ocean Service). when a storm’s wind speed is 74 mph it is called as hurricane. Hurricanes form in Atlantic basin. Different examples of hurricane are hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy that made massive destruction in their areas. The warm and moist air rises over the ocean surface, this air moves up and away from the surface and then there is less air left near the surface, warm air rises causing an area of lower air pressure and cause hurricane formation that severely affect the nearby areas.
That hurricane turned out to be the tropical storm, Hurricane Dolly. A storm that would later be the 4th most destructive hurricane on record that has hit Texas. A hurricane is first created by the formation of low pressure areas over warm ocean waters that take place within the warmer seasons. Water vapor is the source of a hurricane’s
INTRODUCTION As far as the world knows, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, flood, fire, etc, are the most dangerous and popular disasters which causes huge damage to mankind. But, blizzards are also disasters which causes loss of life and property similar to any other disaster. Blizzards are most common disaster in the North Eastern countries. They are nothing heavy and ferocious winter storms along with strong wind of about 40 miles per hour. Blizzard can last for two hours.
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
Many meteorologists have studied these hexagonal clouds and have confirmed that they can shoot out air at around 140mph. With these wind speeds, planes and ships can easily be blown out of the air and pushed into the ocean. Other theories point at more natural occurrences such as strong currents, freak waves, and powerful, unexpected storms, but this next theory really peaked my interest. This theory expounded on the idea of electronic fog which may be linked to the Hutchison Effect. According to Bhattacharya’s article entitled “Electronic Fog: Hutchison Effect in the Bermuda Triangle?”, it all started when Bruce Gernon, who has had 15 years of flying experience, was flying from Andros Island to Palm Beach, FL.
Until the 1997-98 El Niño, the 1982-83 El Niño was one of the strongest in recorded history and was not detected until the onset of its most devastating impacts. These impacts included heavy rain and flooding on the Pacific coast of South America, in California, along the U.S. Gulf Coast, in Eastern Europe, and in East Africa. Drought and wildfires spread in Australia, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central America, Texas, Florida, and northeastern Brazil. Strong hurricanes swept through the eastern Pacific and typhoons buffeted the western
The Joplin Tornado was a very extreme F-5 tornado that killed and injured many people. To begin, the articles "The Evil Swirling Darkness" and the article "A Storm Chaser 's First-Hand Account of the Joplin Tornado" both give very different accounts of what happened the day of the tornado. One example of a difference between the two articles is how the second article talks a lot about how after the tornado had finished, there were no emergency responders that came to help the people who had experienced the tornado. The second article talks about this towards it 's end. Another difference between the two articles is that the storm chaser article talks about pulling people out from the rubble after the tornado took place.
The waves grew colossal, as the boat was riding up and down the sea. The mighty ocean beneath my feet was creating huge waves in every direction and taking the boat to almost tipping point. Stormy clouds began to roll in. It was covering every last ray of light and the thunder crackles through the air. Rain began to pour furiously and monstrous waves strike the boat.
Superstorm Sandy Superstorm Sandy devastated almost all of the eastern seaboard and parts of Cuba. The hurricane started as a normal tropical storm over the warm waters near the equator (Pacific and Atlantic oceans). Then began to spin counterclockwise and form into a hurricane. The hurricane was given a category one rating on October 23, 2012.Even though the hurricane did not touch the Dominican Republic it still dumped twenty inches of rain in Hispaniola. Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides.
This area is in a L-shaped area stretching across western Iowa down through Nebraska and Kansas to southern Oklahoma and then to Arkansas and Louisiana to southeastern Mississippi. In this area a tornado could be expected to touch down in the exact same spot every 4,000 to 10,000 years between each other (Perkins n.p. ).There is also a region called the Bull’s-Eye. This region goes from Texas to South Dakota and includes parts of Colorado. There is also parts of the Gulf coast that are prone to tornadoes like Alabama, Florida, Louisiana.
On June 16, 2014 a tornado intruded through Platteville, and happened to damage the school. The tornado was an EF-2, which just happened to cause around $18.8 millions of damage to the campus. Memorial Park was damaged, as well as five other buildings, including surrounding areas as well. The heaviest damage done was done to five structures. The Bridgeway Commons had around $7.3 million worth of damage done.
Tornado Alley has all of the weather conditions needed for a tornado to take shape. Tornadoes form when three different types of air converge in a specific manner: a layer of warm and humid air near the ground along with strong southerly winds; colder air along with strong west or southwest winds line the upper atmosphere; and a third layer of very warm dry air that hovers between the warm and moist air at low levels and the cool dry air above. While not as familiar as Tornado Alley, the designation Dixie Alley generally refers to another part of the country that is likely to experience tornadoes — generally the upper Tennessee Valley and Lower Mississippi Valley. Florida’s almost daily thunderstorms spawn a large number of tornadoes, designating
Just like in the “Night of The Twisters” we have tornados here in Iowa two. A tornado is violently rotating column of air that spins while in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. Many parts of this disaster are common to the Mapleton Iowa tornado. The Mapleton Iowa tornado happened on April 9th, 2011. Mapleton Iowa is located in the western part of Iowa.