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Clouds and Storms
Lesson 3 – What Causes Storms?
Lightning and
thunder signal a
THUNDERSTORM
A common storm with a lot of rain that
is usually over quicklyTHUNDERSTORM
Electrical
jumping from
Typescharges
of Precipitation
cloud to cloud or cloud to
ground is LIGHTNING
A kind of cloud
found in
thunderstorms &
hurricanes is a
THUNDERCLOUD!
A hurricane is
a huge storm
that forms
over warm
ocean water
Some hurricanes
die over the
ocean, and some
die as they move
over land
A spinning
funnel cloud
that reaches
from the clouds
to the earth is a
TORNADO
A tornado is LOUD!
You hear a lot of
noise from the wind
Tornados have the
strongest winds on earth!!
Ice Storm
• An ICE STORM
is when rain
freezes as soon
as it hits the
ground
because the air
temperature is
just below
freezing
A BLIZZARD is a very
cold snowstorm with
strong winds and heavy
snow
• Get out of water
• Don’t stand under trees
• Go inside immediately
• Stay away from TVs,
telephones, water and metal
objects
• Stay indoors if you can
• If you go outside, dress
warmly
• Wear a hood, mittens, and
snow boots
Go to the basement or inside hall, closet or
bathroom
Crouch under the stairs or near an inner wall and
cover your head with your arms
Keep away from windows, water, metal objects,
and objects that use electricity
Move in-land
Go from mobile home to
permanent shelter
Tape windows, stay indoors
away from windows