This week we talked about hazardous weather. There are 40,000 thunderstorms a day world wide. The life cycle of a thunderstorm has 3 parts . The first is the towering cumulus stage then the maturing stage then the dissipating stage.
A tornado consists of moist air and is visible because of these water droplets. Some tornadoes last from a few seconds to minutes but most stop within 10 minutes. A tornado will gradually lose intensity. Most small tornados do a lot of damage while most big tornados will do very light damage.
Hurricanes can only develop were the sea temperature is 26 degrees and big hurricanes develop in 28 degrees. Hurricanes need wave patterns or thunderstorms to develop. Hurricanes can only develop between 8 and 20 degrees north of the equator