Severe Weather Formation By: Donovan Campbell

Thunderstorms

Strong lightning bolt from a thunderstorm

1. Cumulus Stage- Warm air begins to rise, creating updrafts. The cloud begins to get bigger.

2. Mature Stage- The cloud is at its biggest, creating tons of precipitation.

3. Dissipating Stage- The cloud cools, and eventually dies. Storms usually last 1-2 hours.

Tornadoes

Vortex

1. Thunderstorm begins, and warm air rises.

2. Air begins to rotate, creating a mesocyclone.

3. Air rolls, creating a vortex.

Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy

1. Hurricanes begin as lots of thunderstorms.

2. Warm air moves to the center of the storm and rises creating clouds.

3. Clouds form a ring (also called an eye wall).

4. Ring spins and grows.

5. The storm dies once it gets further onto land.

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Donovan Campbell
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