meteorology 4:14 - Rumble of thunder caused by sound from...

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Meteorology 4/14/09 21:35 Final exam 9 10 11 15powerpoint only DONE Types   of   Thunderstorms Super cell Long lasting, strong Squall line Line of thunderstorms MCC’s (mesoscale convective complex/ MCS’s mesoscale convective  system) Slow moving storms and flash floods Lightning  Types Within cloud (sometimes called sheet) Cloud-to-cloud Cloud-to-ground Cloud-to-air Stroke can heat the air to 30,000C (54,000F) creating a shock wave (thunder) Estimating distance of lightning Start counting the seconds from the lightning stroke to the time you hear the thunder  and then divide by 5
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No such thing as “heat lightning”
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Unformatted text preview: Rumble of thunder caused by sound from different parts of lighting channel reaching your ears at slightly different times Dry lightning (high based, rainless TRW) Its estimated that about 40,000 thunderstorms occur daily giving a yearly total of about 14,000,000 annually worldwide Safety Measures Stay indoors if possible Cars are relatively safe locations Stay off of phones (cell and wireless okay away from base unit) Stay away from plumbing, metal fences, tall and isolated trees Crouch low if in an open field 21:35 21:35...
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