Weather Tic-tac-toe project By: Bailee Sholar Block A1
Tsunami • A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet (30.5 meters), onto land. • When the ocean floor at a plate boundary rises or falls suddenly it displaces the water above it and launches the rolling waves that will become a tsunami.
Tsunami • Tsunamis may also be caused by underwater landslides or volcanic eruptions. • In deep ocean, tsunami waves may appear only a foot or so high
Hurricanes • Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. • The Atlantic Ocean’s hurricane season peaks from mid-August to late October and averages five to six hurricanes per year.
Hurricanes • Hurricanes are enormous heat engines that generate energy on a staggering scale. • They draw heat from warm, moist ocean air and release it through condensation of water vapor in thunderstorms.
Tornado • Tornadoes are one of nature's most powerful and destructive forces. • Prepare for tornadoes by gathering emergency supplies including food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, important documents, road maps, and a full tank of gasoline.
Tornado • Avoid windows and seek additional protection by getting underneath large, solid pieces of furniture. • Gather your family and take them into the bathtub and put a mattress over your heads.
Flood • A flood occurs when water overflows or inundates land that's normally dry. • Most common is when rivers or streams overflow their banks. • Most floods take hours or even days to develop, giving residents ample time to prepare or evacuate.
Flood • Flash floods can be extremely dangerous, instantly turning a babbling brook into a thundering wall of water and sweeping everything in its path downstream.
Drought • A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply whether surface or underground water. • Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. • No water, Dead animals, this is mainly what a drought is