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  • Overcoming Obstacles Of My Life

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    Obstacles are something everyone has in their life. Some may have you thinking that the world is coming to an end. Everyone has this feeling one time or another. Once you overcome a difficult time there is no other feeling like it. The truth behind obstacles is that they only make you stronger. What might seem like the worst day of your life might just teach you the most important lesson. Complicated times help you learn from your mistakes and make you an overall better person. About 7 months ago

  • Creating Severe Thunderstorms In The Plains States

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    watchers the question is what dynamics create severe thunderstorms, and the safety precautions that the public need to be aware of. The National Weather Service defines a severe thunderstorm as having large hail at least three-quarter inches and/or damaging winds, at least 58 mph. Thunderstorms are most likely in the spring and summer months and occur in the late afternoon and at night in the Plains states. Three basic ingredients are required for a thunderstorm to form: moisture, rising unstable air

  • What Is Tornado Threats?

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    A tornado is a violent usually characteristics by a twisting, funnel shaped cloud that is caused by a thunderstorm or a hurricane. It is produced when a coo, air mass meets hot air mass and forces the warm air mass to rise over the cool air mass very rapidly. Most of the damage from a tornado is a result of high wind velocity and wind blown debris. Most tornadoes occur during the months of March through August,butt hey can occur during any time of the year. They also seem to strike in the evening

  • A Brief Note On The United States At End Of Tornado Alley

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    Living in the Midwestern United States at end of tornado alley, most of us are familiar with severe weather, especially during the spring and summer months. If the atmospheric conditions are right, a tornado can form. Tornados are usually produced by thunderstorms, but this is not always the case. Sometimes multiple tornados can spawn from the same storm system, and if enough form (six to ten) the event is designated as a tornado outbreak. If the outbreak is large enough, it is designated as a tornado

  • Human Factors: American Airlines Flight 1420

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    Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declared as the probable cause for the accident. First, the NTSB determined that the probable causes of American Airlines Flight 1420 was the flight crew’s failure to abort or divert the attempted landing when the warnings of severe

  • Cause And Effects Of Thunderstorms

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    (How Thunderstorms Form). The sound that occurs after lightning is thunder. The sound waves of thunder don’t move as fast as lightning, which is why it isn’t heard until after lightning is seen. Thunder is caused by hot air expanding and releasing shock waves. Once the air moving downward during the storm brings cooler air into the cloud and causes warm air to no longer rise, the thunderstorm dissipates. Not all thunderstorms are the same and some are classified as severe. A severe thunderstorm has

  • Cause And Effect Of A Tornado

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that a tornado forms when a rotating column of air that meets up with a thunderstorm and hits the ground. (HR Byers, Compendium of Meteorology, pp 681-693) About each year there are about 1,000 tornadoes. A scale called enhanced Fujita (EF) is used to measure the intensity of the tornado. There is a number given to the tornado from 0-5 and that number depends on the wind damage. The wind damage is scaled upon what was hit such as trees

  • Causes Of Thunderstorms

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    THUNDERSTORMS-Mother Natures unhealthiest weather condition! How Thunderstorms affects the human body A thunderstorm is only considered a thunderstorm when lightning is present. These storms can play an important role in physical pain and mental suffering. Lightning is made from cold air and warm air inside a cloud that meets. The warm air has water droplets that goes to the top of the cloud and the cold air has ice crystals goes to the bottom of the cloud. When a storm forms the droplets and crystals

  • 11 Facts About Tornadoes

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    United States are known for their severe, annual destructive tornadoes. A tornado can reach 300 miles per hour and has a funnel-shaped cloud (“11 Facts About Tornadoes”). The way to know if a tornado is forming is if there is hail, a dark or greenish sky, a low lying cloud (possibly rotating), or a loud roar similar to a freight train (“Tornado Facts And History”). The best predictors for tornado activity are rotating thunderstorms. They are well defined thunderstorms on a radar that include flash floods

  • The Greensburg Tornado Essay

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    On the evening of May 4, atmospheric conditions made it possible for a number of these supercells to sustain themselves for long distances, spawning twisters in cycles across their path. <h3>The Greensburg Tornado</h3> After prompting several warnings across the area, storm chaser groups reported that a particularly violent supercell had spawned a funnel just southwest of Greensburg at 9:20 p.m. By 9:38 p.m., the storm had grown to a half-mile wide wedge as it approached the town, with several