A forming thunderstorm
There are many extreme and severe types of weather
throughout the Earth. Some areas like the Arctic and Antarctic are
extremely cold throughout the year, and others like the tropical
rainforest in Brazil are hot and steamy.
Severe weather can occur just about everywhere.
There are some areas where some types of severe weather are common. For
example, most children in coastal California rarely see snow or
lightning, while children in Florida are unfamiliar with hot, dry
weather. People in the mid-west United States are familiar with tornadoes,
while monsoons are a way of life for people of India.
There are many different forms of severe weather.
We will look at thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and monsoons
in this section.