Which weather event is capable of destroying homes in uprooting trees due to a low pressure area?
A tornado is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of up to 300 mph. They can destroy large buildings, uproot trees and hurl vehicles hundreds of yards.
Which is one weather event that can cause damage during a thunderstorm?
Many hazardous weather events are associated with thunderstorms. Under the right conditions, rainfall from thunderstorms causes flash flooding, killing more people each year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. Lightning is responsible for many fires around the world each year, and causes fatalities.
Which weather event is typically brief contains very strong winds and leaves a path of destruction up to 50 miles long?
The most extreme tornadoes can attain wind speeds of more than 300 miles per hour (480 km/h), are more than two miles (3 km) in diameter, and stay on the ground for dozens of miles (more than 100 km).
Which event is associated with tornado?
Tornadoes form when warm, humid air collides with cold, dry air. The denser cold air is pushed over the warm air, usually producing thunderstorms. The warm air rises through the colder air, causing an updraft. The updraft will begin to rotate if winds vary sharply in speed or direction.
Which weather event is capable of destroying homes and uprooting?
Tornadoes can destroy buildings and houses, drag cars, uproot trees, and create deadly flying debris.
Which weather event is capable of destroying homes?
Strong (up to more than 120 mph) straight-line winds associated with thunderstorms knock down trees, power lines and mobile homes. Tornadoes (with winds up to about 300 mph) can destroy all but the best-built man-made structures.
Which event would most likely lead to a thunderstorm?
What causes a thunderstorm? The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift. You need moisture to form clouds and rain. You need unstable air that is relatively warm and can rise rapidly.
What are the effects of thunderstorms?
Thunderstorms can bring heavy rains (which can cause flash flooding), strong winds, hail, lightning, and tornadoes. Severe thunderstorms can cause extensive damage to homes and property. Lightning is a major threat during a thunderstorm.
What characteristic do thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes all share? They all form over dry and hot desert regions. They are all easily predicted by weather forecasters. They are all formed when warm and moist air rapidly rises.
Which storm is most likely to trigger forest fires due to lightning?
Dry lightning is lightning that occurs without rain nearby. The NOAA Storm Prediction Center routinely issues forecasts for dry lightning because this kind is more likely to cause forest fires.