A 1995 Storm in Texas Had Hailstones as Big as Softballs One Blizzard in Iran Buried Entire Villages with No Survivors A Heatwave in California Once Turned Grapes into Raisins   Mild Autumn Weather Leads to Bigger Spiders Indoors You Can Calculate How Far Away You are from Lightning Hurricane Andrew Lead to a Python Invasion in Florida Aristotle Believed that Thunder Was Caused by Clouds Colliding The Majority of Americans Believe Global Warming is Real Lightning Struck and Killed an Entire Soccer Team But Left the Opposing Team Untouched Tropical Storm Names are Determined Before Hurricane Season Even Begins Once, Wind During an NFL Game Bent the Goal Posts Cities Can Get Really Creative with Snow Disposal Waterspouts occur most often in northern Michigan in August, September, and October, when the waters of the Great Lakes are at their warmest.

Hurricane Sandy formed just south of Jamaica and hit New Jersey in a matter of days in 2012. Hail can also form embedded with small pieces of debris like tree branches as the debris serves as a nucleus around which the water can freeze.The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. The strength of an updraft depends on how great the temperature difference is between different levels of the atmosphere. When that storm collapses, the wind from its downdraft can trigger more storms in a chain reaction.

In the eye of a storm, the winds are calm, and it can feel like a peaceful, sunny day. All thunder is caused by lightning, and all lightning causes thunder. And you thought "winter blues" was as bad as it gets.You won't just get wet. The vast majority of hail isn't large enough to cause any damage, but the updrafts in some thunderstorms are so intense that they can support hailstones the size of softballs or larger.The friction between ice crystals, raindrops, and hailstones moving around in a storm can cause an electrostatic buildup between the clouds and the ground that releases its energy in a brilliant flash of lightning. To that end, here are 33 interesting tidbits about downpours, cloudbursts, blizzards, deluges, tornadoes, hurricanes, and any other type of storm you—or Mother Nature—could possibly think of.In 1995 a storm hit northern Texas which inflicted 70 mph winds and The Iran Blizzard of 1972 is known as the deadliest blizzard in history. Instead, you'll just get pummeled with fish and frogs.Such occurrences have been reported in many countries throughout history. People also said that trees shredded shrunken and wrinkled burnt leaves. John traveled 7,165 miles from the eastern Pacific to the western Pacific and back to the central Pacific, lasting 31 days in total. As the temperature was captured by satellite, not thermostat, it wasn't able to be included in the The United States has more tornadoes than any other country. This phenomenon is simply lightning that occurs too far away for you to hear the thunder.Water is heavy. Storms are most common during that six-month stretch of the year, but sometimes they can form earlier or later too. No, it's a rare winter weather phenomenon that's most common near large lakes. The up-down motion of the newly formed hailstone will cause more liquid to accumulate on the outside of the stone, a process that causes hailstones to grow in layers like an onion.

If a strong tornado lofts debris high into a storm, that debris has to fall down somewhere.

Most downdrafts are pretty weak, but some are strong enough to cause damaging winds at the surface. They tend to last for two to 20 minutes and move at speeds of 10 to 15 knots.In 525 B.C.E., Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, sent 50,000 soldiers from Thebes to attack the Oasis of Siwa and destroy the Oracle at the Temple of Amun after local priests refused to legitimize his claim to Egypt. After walking for seven days in the desert, the soldiers Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Southern Florida on August 23, 1992. Some storms are able to thrive with little wind shear, ample warm water, and moist air, while others starve and dissipate if they encounter cooler waters and strong winds, or ingest dry, dusty air blowing off the Sahara Desert.It’s hard to imagine from North America that a couple of thunderstorms on another continent thousands of miles away can swirl up into a monstrous storm, but it happens almost every year. Storms that form close to land can quickly spin themselves into catastrophe. Studies have shown that increased temperatures in and around cities, due to the urban heat island effect, can trigger thunderstorms that wouldn't have otherwise formed in these areas if the city and its streets weren't there. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather and highest winds occur. When we reach the peak of hurricane season, though, they start to form farther and farther out in the ocean—all the way out to the shores of Africa.Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs from June 1 through November 30. Worldwide, most tornadoes occur in the late afternoon, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and peak around 5:00 p.m.When we have warm fall weather, you can expect to see more spiders around your home.

An updraft will continue skyward until the rising air is …