Unit 4. Kelsay Clark, Reese Konkle , Drew Gary, Anna Nguyen, Taler Thomas. What are some major historical weather events and what effects did they have?. Kelsay Clark. Texas tornadoes 2012.
Kelsay Clark, Reese Konkle, Drew Gary, Anna Nguyen, Taler Thomas
On April 3, 2012, 22 tornadoes roared through the Dallas-Fort Worth region and across parts of northeastern Texas, causing major damage and several injuries. They tore down power lines and threw trucks around like toys. The weather service said "considerable damage" had been reported near Cleburne, south of Fort Worth, and Lancaster, south of Dallas. The Dallas Fort Worth Airport reported that the tornadoes had damaged 110 aircraft. Luckily, though there the damage was recorded at $1.3 billion, no one died.
In October of 2012, a hurricane hit the east coast, killing 148 people. An estimated amount of $82 billion dollars in damage was delivered to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
From sprint to fall in 2011, wildfires plagued Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Over 3 million acres were burned in Texas alone adding to total damage costs at $1 billion. Five deaths were reported.
January 29 through February 3, 2011, there was a blizzard affecting central, eastern, and northeastern states. Chicago was at a standstill. The storm caused $1.8 billion in damages and 36 deaths.
TyphoonHaiyan hit the Phillipines. The tropical storm caused 5,209 deaths and $288 million in damages. About 23,000 had been injured and many more left without homes. This typhoon was one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall.
LIGHTNING, is a natural discharge of the static electricity built up in storm clouds.
Most Common Types of Lightning
Video Lightning formation
-ocean water surface is warm enough.
-atmospheric moisture from sea water evaporation must combine with that heat and energy.
-a wind pattern must be nearby that spirals inward.
By: Reese Konkle