Severe Weather Formation By: Sylvester Brewster

Tornado formation

A thunderstorm begins and warm air rises.Then warm air begins to rotate(called a mesocyclone).Finally air begins to roll creating the vortex.

Hurricane formation

Hurricanes must have warm water temperatures that will create warm moist air. Hurricanes begin as a bunch of thunderstorms. Then warm air from storms moves to the center and rises creating clouds. After that clouds form a ring(eye wall) and it begins to spin.Finally the storm dies once it goes far into land.

Thunderstorm formation

A thunderstorm last 1-2 hours depending on air mass.Thunderstorms form when warm humid wet air rises. The Cumulus stage is the first stage of the thunderstorm formation. During this stage warm air rises updrafts cloud grows bigger. The Mature stage is the next stage where a cloud is at its biggest has a large amount of water precipitation occurs. The Dissipating stage is the final stage where precipitation cools cloud down and the storm dies.

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Sylvester Brewster


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