Winter has to be the hardest season to drive in. Roads are slippery, and the slightest mistake when driving can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. You have to be extra cautious using your brakes and pay extra close attention to the vehicles around you. It is also very important that you are very observant when driving in the winter because other drivers can lose control of their car and cause you to
Our natural hazard is blizzards. Blizzards are a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility. Blizzards can form when warm air must rise over cold air. There are two ways this can occur when winds pulls cold air toward the equator from the poles and it brings warm air toward the poles from the equator. Cold and warm air brought together forms and precipitation occurs. Most blizzards often happen in the Northern east states and the provinces of Canada. When a blizzard happens it can shut down a city, transportation is impossible there would be no electricity. If people are outside they can get frostbite or hypothermia. Flooding can happen after a blizzard. Blizzards can not be prevented because blizzards are a natural hazard. Blizzards can be predicted by finishing the center of a low pressure system by looking at maps. By identifying areas at low pressure wind flow patterns, temperatures, and the dew point.
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage. The power of the hurricane depends on how rapidly water can evaporate from the ocean. Evaporation transfers heat from the ocean into the atmosphere. Since Global warming is happening and is a very important subject to this day there is a lot of evaporation happening when there is a hurricane. Climate change will increase the amount of devastation due to hurricanes as sea levels rise because of global warming
Driving in the summer vs. driving in the winter is very different. In the summer you have the warm weather and a lot of people on the roads on the go. In the summer the weather is more forgiving then in the winter time less rain and more sunshine. Than in the winter you have to worry about the snow, sleet and most of the time both. You have to give yourself room to slow down and you have to worry about black ice. In the winter time you have to be very careful because you never know when you will have to go down a hill or when your car is going to spend out of control. You also have to be aware of the other drivers to so you can stay safe in the winter the weather can be very harsh depending on what state you live in some might get light snow
An Avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a hill or mountain side. An Avalanche is caused by new snow or rain can cause snow to suddenly dislodge and cascade down the side of a mountain. Avalanches have been known to be caused by earthquakes or other natural movements. Avalanches have a better chance to occur in mountains such as the Appalachian Mountains, or any other mountain with a 35-45 degree angle. Avalanches can cause flash floods, or economic impact. They can also cause damage to property because of the force coming down the mountain side is strong enough to destroy a house. They have also been known to cause a lot of casualties, because they can get caught in the avalanche and become buried, to get them unburied would take someone
What just happened!?! It was a tornado. Tornadoes and hurricanes have many differences and similarities. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause a ton of damage. The most disastrous hurricane was hurricane Catrina. Tornadoes and hurricanes cause horrific impact, the size of them, and they both indeed have certain locations.
During the Great Depression a Midwestern phenomenon called the Dust Bowl affected many lives of newly settled Americans throughout the Great Plains region. Otherwise known as the “Dirty Thirties”, a storm of dry weather caused farmers and villagers to abandon their homes in hope to survive the deadly threat of the storm. The Dust Bowl was a big contributing factor to the Great Depression agriculturally, and economically.
Blizzards are an extended, severe snowstorms, in which winds must reach a minimal of 35 miles per hour for at least three or more hours. There ae two different kinds of blizzards; Severe Blizzards, and Ground Blizzards. Severe Blizzards occur when winds are at least 45 miles per hour, the temperatures are at 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, and there is near zero visibility. Ground Blizzards take place when there is no actual falling snow, but the snow on the ground is blown into the air by strong winds. One unknown fact about blizzards is that they are much less common than snow storms, tornados and even hurricanes. Blizzards make it next to impossible to travel and
I am going to give you many facts about West Virginia. Some of them may be boring to you but for me they are all interesting. I am doing this because it is one of the end of the year projects. I was chosen this state by a random name picker. At first I was so bored of it, but now that I researched it, it is actually very interesting.
First, there are many causes of hurricanes. Hurricanes are a storm with violent wind in particular a tropical cyclone in the tropics. A hurricane forms from a bunch of other storms that form into one that becomes very dangerous. Before a hurricane comes it usually rains a lot and it also rains a lot. When the hurricane comes the rain looks like it’s raining sideways because the winds sometimes push up to 100mph speeds and that is very dangerous. Before the storm comes lots of clouds
The Black Blizzard was a black cloud of dirt and dust that was over 7,000 feet high. It started from a drought in 1931 that caused dirt to dry out. When the winds picked up, the dirt and dusted blew away and caused a big storm. The Black Blizzard was frightening to many people. It could suffocate people and kill them from dust pneumonia. Farmers who had enough of it moved to california, but many of them could not afford homes. They could barely afford food and had to work extremely hard to make sure their family wouldn’t starve. Californians weren’t very welcoming to the migrants, they would spread rumors about them and call them mean names. Although eventually things turned around for the migrants, the drought had ended and they could begin
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs states that humans essentially “need” five things; one of the principal of those needs is safety. When we think of safety we tend to think of shelter, our dwelling, the place where we live. In metaphors, the four walls of that dwelling get the most notoriety. In reality, our roof is most the most important part of our dwelling in keeping us safe and protected from the elements Mother Nature can throw at us. A well built home can last centuries. The walls rarely if ever need to be replaced. But what about that all-important part, the roof? In North Texas, roofs can be need replacing many times in the life of the home.
The hurricane of 1938 was a devastating storm that took a lot of lives. Obviously sense it is a hurricane its weather conditions were treacherous. The impact of the hurricane affected most of New England in many ways. There were lots of other conditions as well that didn't help.
Hurricanes have a distinct way of occurring; however, they all form the same way. Also hurricanes are categorized in different categories due to certain
Snowfall is a pretty sight, the world is still; no movement, even the air stays still. When you look up at the cloudy gray sky and see the snowflakes fall they float down in a graceful path that would make ballerinas look clumsy. It 's a euphoric moment almost, the kid inside you wakes up and without thinking everyones impulsive habit is to scream “It 's snowing!” and raise their hands to the sky asking for more. In this case, I wanted less snow. Leo and I have been driving along highway 25 for only two hours, once we left colorado springs we noticed the first of the snowflakes fall about 30 minutes out. Pulling over for that silent moment in a target parking lot. Looking back it was a pleasant short memory Leo exclaimed