Tag Archives: Thunderstorms
Through the end of last week, this spring had been well behind the average in number of reported tornadoes in the United States. Though we are still running a lower than average year, the recent devastation in Moore, Okla., has brought tornadoes back into the news in a dramatic way. Continue reading
As the summer begins to fade we have begun to have the first cool nights of the season. When the sky is clear, the winds are calm, and the ground is dry as the sun sets, the conditions are perfect for an interesting phenomena to occur the next morning . . . Continue reading
Lightning travels both ways.
Lightning is a huge electrical discharge that results from vigorous motions that occur in thunderstorms. Lightning can travel from cloud . . . Continue reading
The enormous loss of life associated with the 2011 tornado season thus far is truly staggering.
After the Joplin, Mo., tornado May 22 and the recent . . . Continue reading
A tornado is a powerful column of winds that rotate around a center of low pressure. The winds inside a tornado spiral inward and upward, often exceeding speeds of 300 mph. For a thunderstorm to produce a tornado requires warm humid air near the surface with cold dry air above. Continue reading