After reading about supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes in Chapters 14 and 15, construct an engaging 3-paragraph initial post that addresses the following points regarding tornado development:
Paragraph 1: Describe the structure of supercell thunderstorms, their characteristics, and the specific atmospheric conditions required for their development. Your discussion here should include the role of vertical wind shear.
Paragraph 2: Define the region of the United States known as tornado alley, and, tying in the discussion in paragraph 1, explain why the development of supercell thunderstorms containing large tornadoes is more likely here than any other place on Earth. (graphics will add greatly to the discussion here)
Paragraph 3: You have TWO options for this paragraph: 1) Research and summarize an historic tornado outbreak , tying in your discussion from paragraphs 1 and 2, OR 2) Share a personal experience involving a tornadic supercell thunderstorm, tying in your discussion from paragraphs 1 and 2.
One Source to use
Ahrens, D., & Henson, R. (2018). Meteorology Today: Introductory Weather Climate & Environment (12th ed.). Cengage Learning, Inc.