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.
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.
This event took place in the text after the tornado was over and people went back outside. Another similarity between the two articles is that they both say that people called to get the sirens going when the tornado touched down. This happened in the text right after the tornado touched
• They will tell you when you need to take shelter. • NOAA provides continuous emergency weather broadcasts from local stations. Check your local listings. • Disaster supply kit: Make sure your family has a disaster supply kit assembled and ready to use. Ask your family to decide on a meeting place in case you get separated during a disaster.
Starting out as a tropical depression at a wind speed of less than 39 hours per mile, then transitioning to a tropical storm with winds at 39-73 miles per hour, then changing to a category 1 with winds 74-95 miles per hour, and finally evolving into a category 2 with winds at 111-130 miles per hour. Hurricane usually season lasts around 5 months, beginning on June 1st, 2008 and ending on November 30th of the same year. Hurricane Dolly was 2nd hurricane during the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season and the 4th tropical cyclone. It formed on July 20th and lived a long 5 days before dissipating. The storm reached landfall on July 21st of 2008.
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.
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 tornado warnings were on TV. The wind was picking up, and the lightning bolts started flashing. There were great rolls of thunder. The house was shaking and the trash was blowing away outside. Then our family had to go through something we had never experienced before.
However, there is actually a particular weather phenomenon that is like a combination of lightning and a volcanic eruption. Sounds pretty scary but it is actually real. It is called a dirty thunderstorm but also known as thunder volcano or volcanic lightning. It is basically a type of thunderstorm, but the lighting doesn't come from the storm clouds, instead it is actually generated within the ash cloud that comes from the volcano, which is known to be the process of charge separation According to Martin A. Uman, who is one of the directors from the University of Florida Lightning Research program, the downward plume actually works as if it has a life of its own because it actually produces about 300 lightning bolts. Another study conducted by the Science journal said that when a ash, rock fragments and ice particles generated it produces electrical charges.
June 30th, 1908 marks the date of a vicious asteroid impacting near the Tunguska River in Siberia. This event, known as the Tunguska Event, came into Earth’s atmosphere traveling at an extremely high speed and at a height of about 8500 meters the asteroid blew up due to the high temperature and pressure and it is said to have released so much energy that it would be equivalent to 185 Hiroshima nuclear bombs going off (Phillips). Over 800 square miles of forest was destroyed in the blast and there are even accounts of people being blown away by the shockwaves and feeling immense heat while being over 40 miles from the place of explosion (Phillips). Tunguska was a display of how powerful and dangerous a NEO can be to Earth and another large NEO impact was more recent on February 15, 2013. Although not as large as the Tunguska Event, the Chelyabinsk meteor still released more energy than a nuclear explosion and it was actually more fatal than the former as over 1,200 people were injured by the shockwave coming from the asteroid as it broke apart over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk (Howell).
There could be a large, weak tornado or there could be a small, strong tornado. The amount of twisters has increased over the decades. The average number has actually increased over a year or so by a dozen. In the 1960s, there was about 650 tornadoes reported and then in 1990s, the average grew up to more than 1,100 tornadoes reported (Perkins n.p.). In the article, meteorologist Joseph T. Shafer said that, “the reason for the rapid increase in numbers isn’t because of climate change, it’s because of people change” (Perkins n.p.).
Once airborne and en-route to the destination is when the crew realized there was the possibility of not making it to the destination before the weather moved into the vicinity of the Little Rock Airport. To further complicate and cloud the flight crews decision making, while en-route, the flight dispatcher messaged the flight crew stating that the storms were quickly approaching Little Rock, but a "bowling alley" free from thunderstorms existed and suggested that they speed up their approach to evade the bad weather. The crew figured that the dispatcher had a better big picture view of the flight and would not recommend this if it would be putting them and the flight at risk. According to the findings by the NTSB, the cause of the crash/accident of American Airlines 1420 was pilot error, failure to discontinue an approach in poor weather conditions, less than what was required for landing on the given runway, failure to arm the spoilers which resulted than a longer than normal ground roll with inefficient braking ability. After reviewing the findings generated in the NTBS report, I would tent to agree with it.
If you’re in a mobile home, get out immediately! They are prone to overturning, even if they are tied down. Seek shelter in a nearby building or lie down in a ditch. These rules are important to remember. If you live in an area that is a tornado zone, make a tornado plan.
Blizzards are caused from low air pressure system. It’s a dangerous winter storm (snow and wind combined) Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.5 Officially, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm which contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours).5The conditions often develop on the northwest side of an intense storm system. The difference between the lower pressure in the storm and the higher pressure to the west creates a tight pressure gradient, or difference in pressure between two locations, which in turn results in very strong winds.5 A steady rain or snow can fall to the north of the warm front as warm moist air from the south rises up and over the cold air ahead of the warm front.6 Blizzards are dangerous and cause car accidents, and economic loss due to closing stores and places, and lack of customers. The winter storm Jonas, Jan 1st, 2016, is burying major cities in the snow.
The Bridgeway Commons had around $7.3 million worth of damage done. About $4.8 million of damage was done to Rountree Commons. Both the Southwest Hall and the Engineering Hall had $1.8 million of damage done each. Pioneer Stadium had much less damage done, but still costed around $1.7 million. University of Wisconsin Platteville has made quite a recovery since the intrusion of the tornado.