Stormy Facts About Weather (16 PICS + 1 GIF)

Posted in INTERESTING       22 Feb 2021       1655       5

1 Stormy Facts About Weather

What we recognize as ‘the weather’ is the state of the atmosphere. Furthermore, weather is the daily temperature and precipitation measure in the short-term. ‘Climate’ is the average (long-term) weather condition in a specific area.

 

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We started assigning official names to hurricanes and tropical storms in 1953.

 

3 Stormy Facts About Weather

Wind is silent. It doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.

 

4 Stormy Facts About Weather

Think it’s rainy where you live? For each minute of the day, 1,000,000,000 tons of rain falls on the Earth.

 

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“A little rain never hurt anybody.” It can’t hurt you just by hitting you, anyway. The fastest speed a falling raindrop can hit you is 18 mph.

 

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If you were around in 1684, you’d have been able to walk across the River Thames. Why? It was so cold that year that the river froze solid for 2 whole months. The same thing happened to the Mississippi river in 1899, when the entirety of it froze solid.

 

7 Stormy Facts About Weather

A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains LESS THAN A GALLON OF WATER! That one blew my mind.

 

8 Stormy Facts About Weather

At 30,000°C, the air surrounding a lightning bolt is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.

 

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Snow falling at 2-4 mph will take about an hour to hit the ground.

 

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Thunder is caused by lightning. Thunder does not come AFTER lightning, it just takes some time for the sound to be heard.

 

11 Stormy Facts About Weather

Antofagasta, Chile is the driest place on Earth. It gets hit with a staggering 0.1 mm of rain each year.

 

12 Stormy Facts About Weather

The wettest place on Earth is Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India, with an annual rainfall of about 11 meters.

 

13 Stormy Facts About Weather

Ferdinando II de Medici founded the first weather network in 1654. He had 11 stations in countries across Europe.

 

14 Stormy Facts About Weather

Officially, there are 13 recognized types of storms.

 

15 Stormy Facts About Weather

It is possible for a heatwave to make train tracks bend.

 

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16 Stormy Facts About Weather

Blizzards can be so windy that snowflakes can feel like pebbles being thrown at your face.

 

17 Stormy Facts About Weather


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Providence 1 week ago
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Josey 1 week ago
Good post.
       
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Mira 1 week ago
#10 Simple comparison of the speed of light and speed of sound in the atmosphere apparently too complicated for the modern days :-(
       
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Conrad 1 week ago
Mira,The vast majority of people know that thunder is the sound created by lightning and they know why they hear it after lightning, so drop the superior attitude.
       
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Mira 1 week ago
Conrad,

... vast majority of human population suffering from Dunning-Kruger syndrome.
       
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