KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Third and fifth grade students at Knoxville Christian School had a number of questions to “Ask the 6 Storm Team” during a school visit on Tuesday.
Zane wanted to know how rain clouds form. Water droplets condense into moisture in the form of clouds. Fog is a cloud on the ground it gives you an idea of what it would be like in a cloud.
Judah asked: “How do tornadoes form?” When the wind blows different levels in the atmosphere in different directions, it can cause the air to spin. A funnel cloud can form, not touching the ground. If it touches the ground then it’s a tornado.
Alex was curious to know how hurricanes form. You need warm ocean water of about 80 degrees or warmer. High pressure aloft will help hurricanes form.
“How do you know what the weather is?” asked Alyssa. We look at satellite data, radar computer models and more. Of course, don’t forget to look out the window to see what is going on now.