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Weather of the wastes

Post by Wolfstorm on Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:37 pm

Radstorm: When radiation is pushed into the area from a concentrated source of radiation this storm occurs. High wind speeds and lightning strikes are the majority of the storm, however the lightning strikes briefly cause a spike in radiation levels, luckily these storms rarely last longer than an hour. Seeking shelter is advised for protection and to avoid accumulation of radiation.

Radnado: Essentially a tornado, but with the added danger of radiation. They can do as much damage as a regular tornado, but if caught near the tornado, heavy amounts of radiation is emitted. The cause of the tornado being radioactive is unknown, but some theorize it's from wind near radioactive areas getting whipped up by the process of a tornado forming leads to a radnado.

Thunderstorm: Severe storms that include rain, thunder and lightning, the rain can be heavy which in some situations can lead to flooding. There are four types of thunderstorms, single cell, multi cell line, multi cell cluster and supercell, the single cell is only one cell of thunderstorms and are usually not severe and very short. Multi cells clusters are a group of cells close together that hit all around the same time, can overall last hours while the cells could be only 20 minutes. Multi cell lines are elongated lines of cells, finally supercells are large, violent storms that are the most destructive of thunderstorms.

Rain: Liquid water falling to earth from the sky, rain is what allows plants to grow and stay alive and irrigates crops. Can range from light rain to very heavy rain which in turn can cause flash flooding, also rain can be highly acidic, this rain is called acid rain and it can harm plants and animals and deal significant damage to buildings.

Fog: Low lying clouds that obscure vision close to the ground, can even be so obscuring to create zero visibility. Can also produce drizzle or light snow, if the temperature drops below freezing point the drizzle can turn into freezing drizzle.

Tornado: A violent rotating column of air, highly destructive, they can tear apart buildings and rip trees out of the ground. All of the upper Midwest sits in an area known as tornado alley containing most of the East coast and Midwest, also includes part of the South. The only other type possible in the region is multiple vortex. Multiple vortex is when two or more columns rotate at the same time on their own axis at the same time, but connected to a common center. They often form from supercell thunderstorms thus they can be accompanied by weather effects of thunderstorms.

Snow: crystalline ice water falling from the sky during the colder parts of the year, mainly happens in winter, however it can snow in fall and spring. Usually white in color, however it can be greenish from radiation or yellow from animal urine, however snow can also be yellow from pollen or pine in the snow. Very similar to rain in the fact that it can be light, moderate, heavy or very heavy amounts of snowfall, remains on ground until it melts, which depending on temperature could take hours or days. Large amounts of snow can impede movement, also can actually help crops by insulating them.

Blizzard: A severe snowstorm with high winds that blow snow on the ground, also drops the temperature which can be extremely dangerous if one is unprepared. Can lead to a condition known as whiteout where visibility and contrast are severely reduced, heavy snow can make the blizzard dangerous and capable of great destruction.

Hail: Solid chunks of ice falling from the sky, it is entirely possible for hail to fall during thunderstorms. Hail can vary in size and generally the bigger the hail, the more potential for damage, however large amounts of small hail can potentially do much damage. Generally the size range is from 5 millimeters to 15 centimeters or 6 in, most damaging when larger than 1 in.

Lightning: A sudden discharge of electricity from the sky during an electric storm, lightning strikes can cause great damage, but this is rare. When it strikes a tree it can cause the sap to vaporize which can led to the trunk bursting, striking a living creature can suffer severe injury from internal organ and nervous system damage, however most people struck by lightning survive, as long as the lightning can safely conduct into the ground, it won't cause much damage.

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