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February 3, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Florida Disaster Severe Weather Awareness Week
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK - THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Thunderstorms occur frequently across Florida. In fact, Florida has the greatest number of thunderstorms in the United States. Florida averages over 70 thunderstorm days per year with much of the Gulf coast experiencing over 80 and even 100 days a year. Hazards within thunderstorms include lightning, hail, gusty winds, heavy rain that may cause flooding, and tornadoes. One of the reasons Florida has so many thunderstorms is that many of the ingredients needed to create thunderstorms can be found here almost every day. Three things are needed in the atmosphere for thunderstorms to develop and grow: the atmosphere needs to be moist, unstable, and have a source of lift. Since Florida is surrounded by water, not to mention the many inland lakes, rivers and swamps, there are plenty of sources of water vapor to feed thunderstorms. Click the link to the right to launch video. Learn more about tornadoes and waterspouts at http://monroecountyem.com/907/Tornadoes-Waterspouts.
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