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Weird Weather Facts

Posted by: | February 23, 2012 | 5 Comments |

1) The average lifespan of a tornado is less than 15 minutes.
2) The tornado is the most violent of all earth’s storms
3) In 1967, Hurricane Beulah unleased 115 tornadoes over Texas.
4) Lightning is 5 times hotter then the surface of the sun.
5) The Empire State Building has been struck by lightning a dozen time in a single storm.
6) The Empire State Building gets struck by lightning on the average of 500 a year.
7) One lightning bolt has enough electricity to service 200 000 homes.
8) Baseball sized hail killed 246 people in India in 1888.
9) Thunderstorms can generate gusts of wind that can develope additional thunderstorms 100 miles away.
10)Supercells are the most dangerous types of thunderstorms.
11) The Greeks fenced off spots that had been struck by lightning so that man would not tred on ground touched by Gods.
12) There is NOT a law of nature that prohibits 2 snowflakes from being identical.
13) A government study showed that one small thunderstorm held more than 33 million gallons of water.
14) One South Dakota tornado was observed hovering in a field for 45 minutes.
15) Wet air is lighter than dry air.

16)The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!

17)In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!.

18)Dirty snow melts faster than clean.

19)A typical flash of folk lightning lasts for about 0.2 seconds.

20)At any particular time, there are approximately 1,800 thunderstorms occurring in the Earth’s atmosphere.


under: Matt

5 Comments

  1. By: sabrinur on May 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm      

    OMG! The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid! That’s crazy cold!

  2. By: todleoo222 on March 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm      

    Really cool facts!! I didn’t know that the empire state building gets struck about 500 times a year!Did you get this info. from a book or website??

  3. By: sabrinur on February 29, 2012 at 10:57 am      

    I never knew that lightning is five times hotter than the surface of the sun! I searched it up and it says that the sun`s surface is 5,500° C. If you times that by 5 ( 5,500° C times 5 = 27500° C). Therefor lightning is 27500° C!

  4. By: Shorty71321 on February 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm      

    Well Sabrinur, it’s because you see, then it’s gone.

  5. By: sabrinur on February 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm      

    Wow! That’s truley amazing! Who would’ve known that a flash of folk lightning lasts for about 0.2 seconds!!!!!?! :)

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