Tag: Precipitation

Flash Floods- The Cause of Most Weather-Related Deaths

Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the world because of their immense power, speed, and unpredictability. In the United States, the amount of deaths caused by floods largely exceeds those killed by tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning combined. Furthermore, the amount of deaths and injuries caused by these natural disasters increases Read More

Rainforests

We are all very familiar with the beautiful, dense jungles known as rainforests. Characterized by their tropical species and tall, green trees, they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. However, did you know that there are two different types of rainforests? The two different types, temperate and tropical, differ from each other based Read More

Tales of Lightning Survivors and the Effects

Lightning survivors are rare, but they do happen. Whether it is a direct hit, association hit, or from the left-over voltage from the ground. Here are some of their stories. Lightning There are 240 volts of electricity that runs through a house. A transformer’s job is to reduce the 7,200 volts to the 240 volts. Read More

Lightning Science: How does it Work?

The sight and sound of thunder and lightning usually mean the beginning of Spring. Some places it could mean the start of a hurricane. Mythology and Stories From the beginning, parents have tried to explain lightning. Whether it is religious ideas or made up stories to calm fears, some of the stories can be quite Read More

Lightning Safety Tips and Resources

The roll of thunder usually means lightning is not far away. The crackle of the storm brings everyone to attention. So, how can we be safe? Here are some tips to keep you safe during lightning storms. When and Where Outdoor Safety Do’s Checking the Forecast If you are planning an activity outside, check the Read More