Weather Bringing you the new ideas from all over the United States to Indiana. Monthly Issue Hurricanes A story about a family in the Bahamas and a tragic thing comes to the family on there summer vacation.
May-2013 edition Editors Note Sed ipsum erat, dign porttitor non, venenatis id, vestibulum. Amet eget massa vitae libero. Page 11
Monsoons telling you about How to get to safety and how powerful a monsoon can be Page 6
Indiana Weather This article is about the types of weather we can get in Indiana. Page 10
A story about a family going threw a unexpected journey of a blizzard. Page 2
Tornado a short story about a class and how they pictured the storm and what to do when a storm like this crazy one comes. Page 5
Why did we choose to do it over weather. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin
Nature is the most beautiful thing youâ€™ll ever see, but it is the most dangerous thing youâ€™ll meet. It can be the most calm thing around but is the most bi-polar thing also.
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Letter from the editors:
paragraph by each of the authors.
Thank you for the purchase of our May, Weather magazine. Throughout the magazine you will find
My article was over Blizzards. I wrote about what happened in my life and how it connected me personally. I figured out how Blizzards form, which this information will be passed down to you. Thank you!
Several severe weathers that you may come across in your life. Catrina Braun Our topics are My article was about how my extremely important for life was in a hurricane. I figured you to know about. It will out how they form and what tell you about real people damage it does to our little vacation home. I hope these who have experienced good facts will lead other people these extreme weathers. to research on hurricanes and Me and my friends who helped me write this article have realized how weather forms, how to act when weathers attack, and most importantly how to be safe when weather attacks. Below this is a May Issue
weather occurs in Indiana and how it affects people.
Courtney Mattes: I did my articles over tornados and monsoons. My articles are very interesting and very intellectual. They tell you about how these weather patterns form and how to act against the weather.
will find out to give a warring when a hurricane comes. Thank You!
Justin Miner My article was over Indiana weather and what kind of
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Blizzards The most beautiful thing can also become the most deadly thing.... — Teagan Murphy country had the hugest mountains that we y childhood was couldn’t afford to miss! My mom said we had such a blur. My family to go because skiing is trip a few years back in almost like flying. So of Canada was probably the course we drove ALL the most vivid thing I way, so all the way, from remember. It was a huge corn to snow for a car family trip, the one we go ride that was less then 5 on once a year. Me, my days. I felt SO exhausted sisters, (even the one who pulling myself out of the doesn’t live with us car and falling on the anymore) and my plush snow face first. I parents. We planned on didn’t want to get up! The going to the center of snow was cozy, and ideal, Canada but the unlike our rough, and Southwest area of the filthy snow. The air smelt
crisp and cool in my lungs and at that very moment I felt like I could do anything. We hiked up to the top of the mountain and we get inside the hotel and we get to our room. I'm sharing a room with one of my sisters but its cool because we have a great view of the slopes. We head down and all I hear is loud beeps. It is coming from a laptop set aside from someone looking at the weather. It said: WARNING! WARNIG!
EVERYONE PLEASE BE INSIDE AS A BLIZZARD IS HITTING THE LOWER LEFT AREA OF CANADA! WARNING! WARNING!... The picture looked like someone was mixing together the rainbow but the colors wouldn’t blend so they got madder and madder causing the colors spread out on a canvas turning everything red. story continued.....
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We hiked up to the top of the mountain and we get inside the hotel and we get to our room. I'm sharing a room with one of my sisters but its cool because we have a great view of the slopes. We head down and all I hear is loud beeps. It is coming from a laptop set aside from someone looking at the weather. It said: WARNING! WARNIG! EVERYONE PLEASE BE INSIDE AS A BLIZZARD IS HITTING THE LOWER LEFT AREA OF CANADA! WARNING! WARNING!... The picture looked like someone was mixing together the rainbow but the colors wouldn’t blend so they got madder and madder causing the colors spread out on a canvas turning everything red.
window and all I see is white and big clouds that look like fluffy marshmallows! As I look outside I can hear my sister read to me a whole bunch of information from her phone. “They usually hit the East part of the U.S, usually there are the big fluffy clouds that look like marshmallows, (called cumulus) are going on when blizzards attack, blizzards form with a long-lasting snowstorm and 3 things. A) Moisture B) Cold air surface and C) a lift, with these three steps a deadly blizzard is born.
I started feeling the building start to shake and I hear floors underneath me the windows shattering and people crying. I immediately flew under the bed ! I took worried and at that and held on to the legs of the bed. moment my mother grabs my hand, looks me in the eyes and she My sister not to far away, dove said, “Teagan, were going to have to right next to me and held on to the opposite legs. I was being so quiet follow some steps that the for just a split second I heard my instructors tell us what to do.” “I heart beat. Crash! The window in don’t wanna die!!!” I say as I run my room shatters and I can hear into my moms arms and start the screaming of the blizzard. It crying. She shushes me and brushes my hair until I calm myself sends hard winds in and out, back and for ward, and every other down enough to a tear here and there. We go right in the hotel and direction. I can hear my sister scream, “ Were gonna die!” and all I we head into the hotel and I run can think of is hold on. I lock my into my room. eyes close and hold my breath as I There I run to my feel someone come inside and bed and grab my blankets because almost lift me effortlessly, thats I’m afraid the power will go out. when I find silence. My mom and dad are talking to someone who knows about this “Teagan get up!” I can here stuff because it looks like a sea of my sister screaming as I pull people are trying to talk to this myself up off of the cold hard floor. guy. One of my sisters pulls out her “What happened?” I asked dazedly. phone and looks it up instead. It “When the police came in, you reads; stay inside, don’t go outside passed out from a ner vous on ANY circumstances, be prepared breakdown.” Said my mom who for power and heat to go out, and seemed to me above me when I was most important, make sure your on the floor. I encountered a roof isn’t going to break. I calm blizzard, something I’ve always down and I look outside the been terrified for. Something I May Issue
should’ve probably should’ve payed more attention to in school, but as long as I can stay safe, thats all that matters. -Teagan Murphy :)
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The Dangers Of The Gray Storm! It was the middle of May. My day started out slow at school than turned into a nightmare. I feel asleep in first hour like I normally do. About five minutes after I closed my eyes I heard the teacher screaming out of nowhere. I looked around the room. Nothing. Nothing was wrong until I saw everyone leave the classroom. I heard a scream coming from outside, as if it was trying to make my ear’s bleed to death. The million mile an hour winds broke the glass window, only leaving the square window fame in its own place. I ran downstairs to get in a safer place so I wouldn’t get my head pulled off by this big,mean monster! Knowing everyone was safe downstairs, I worried about my family. I thought to myself, “What if they didn’t make it down in the basement”? My mind went blank, Like a blank piece of paper getting tossed into the trash can. My classmates heard the roaring winds as they pushed us up against the cold,shaking walls. Sitting like a pretzel, looking like an Indian but only without the Indian music that we make with our mouths, and with your bare hands over your head, you’d be lucky if you didn’t get sucked into the eye of this dangerous demon. The dust flew into our eyes making it impossible for us to see if everyone was okay or not. Book shelves falling and some flying in midair, like bats hovering over an empty chimney that no one ever uses. By the time the monster was over and pasted over us, the cops showed up with their loud sirens, and flashing bright lights. They shined a big, huge, bright light at us and told us not to move just relax. About five minutes later we where all out of that prison looking school. Thank god, no one was hurt. -Courtney Mattes
Steps to safety!
Look & Listen for
-Large hail, heavy rain, strong winds, and frequent intense lightning -Stay calm. -Seek shelter IMMEDIATELY! -Keep a portable TV/ radio and flashlight in your shelter. -Wear shoes to protect your feet from broken glass and other things left by the storm. -Protect head and chest- crouch, face to floor, hands behind head. -Cover yourself with blankets, pillows or coats. -Hide under sturdy furniture. -Avoid candles, gas lanterns and oil lamps.
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What is a Hurricane?
It was the summer of 2003 and
inside get to the attic”. Then
through the window and water
Bahamas.The bright sweating
big waves and foamy water. Cars higher. I asked my dad how
get pitch black outside. The wind
house. My dad started to talk to
started pouring down rain. It was
hurricanes winds get up to 75 to
80 degrees Fahrenheit. They
the cars and windows of houses.
600 miles across and have very
early fall months. He also said
CRASH. The door came off of its
last over a week moving 10-20
and he looks out the window and
some hard wind. Then this big
me and my family were in the
down stairs started flooding with
sun was out. Then it started to
coming through our old summer
was crashing down. Then it
keep me calm. He told me that the they need warm water of at least
as hard as a rock. It was hitting
200 mph and they can be up to
All of a sudden I hear BANG,
strong winds. Each hurricane
hinges. MY dad went down stairs
miles per hour.I said that must be
sees this huge hurricane heading
right for us. He said, “everyone
down stairs started getting hurricanes form he said, “ That they form on the tropics because
mostly come around summer and that the first sign of a hurricane is a cluster of thunderstorms arrives they will break away and become bigger. Three things
Condensation cycle must take place.Patterns of winds start to form. The difference in air pressure between the surface and high altitude will change. Warm and moist air from the ocean will begin to rise rapidly. As the warm air rises the water vapor condenses to form dark storm clouds and rain. Continued on the next page .....
happen before a hurricane form. Continuous evaporation and
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There is this scale and it ranging from 1-5 based
He also said that the warm humid
on the maximum wind speed of any hurricane.
air of the tropics rises as the air rises
before it hits. It also gives information of how big
rain drops heat energy is released.I
winds and uproot trees, throw cars,and level
was getting worse. He also said that
windows because the cars and trees and
zones north and south of the equator.
most deaths when hurricanes come.
asked if it was over. Mom said its not
that they name them because it is much easier to
I asked her what she is taking about.
they do to keep any other hurricane from hurting
eye. I asked what the eye was.She told
my little brother is just sitting in the dark by the
area of comparatively light winds. It
I went to go by him when a big yellow flamed car
over but, it is not.
started to creek and slowly turn to its side we
said is caused by the storm surges
Then the house stopped moving. I finally got to
hurricanes and that brings flooding.
how hurricanes can do good things too. He
started to come through the clouds. It
I said it provides more rain many dry places. It
there houses and it was really humid
poles. He said wow that is good. He was okay
and officers and the U.S army
not hear a thing. I was so hungry we did not have
were. My parents got up first and
and higher. It did not reach the top yet i heard
officers helped us down I was trying
alarms going off and splashing of water.
rusty old nail. I could not move. The
asked what other thing I new about hurricanes. I
soldiers were trying to help me when
warmed than other places. Some air moves side
soldiers grabbed my arm and pulled
ocean storm is called a tropical disturbance
pieces. We got checked out we were
and we were on T.V. I went to sleep
This gives warnings to people to get out of there
it cools moisture condenses to cloud
the hurricane is. My mom said that the strong
calmed down a lot after that he said it
buildings. My mom said not to go by the
they mostly likely occur in the tropical
everything could kill you. Thats what cause the
Then the wind stared slowing down I
I asked how hurricanes are named my dad said
keep track of them to see how much damage
She said were just in the middle of the
anyone. More and more I hear big crashes and
me that the eye is a roughly circular
bright colored wall.
makes you think that the hurricane is
came on the side of the house. The house
I asked how flooding occurs. They
were hanging on so tight.
and heavy rainfall moves in with the
move and sat by my brother. I told him about
It started to calm down and the sun
asked me how can hurricanes do good things.
was people stared to come out of
also moves warm tropical air away from the
out side. Fire trucks and ambulance
after that. He finally fell a sleep and he could
soldiers were helping people every
any food. It was so cold. The water got higher
then my brothers and sisters and the
nothing around. All I heard was the sound of car
to get up when my shirt got stuck on a
My brothers and sisters stared to wake up and
house started moving again. One of
said sometimes the air of the hurricane is
the house stared to lean over. The
ways and some move up. In the beginning the
me out and the house broke into to
witch is like many thunderstorms smushed
all okay. We got home to a real house peacefully that night. -Catrina Braun
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Its not about how dangerous the storm is, its about getting to safety as FAST as you can!
The dangers of the “Monsoon”
Mexico but are most common in India and Asia. In Mexico and Arizona Have you ever wondered monsoons how if would feel if you mostly happen in the months of July, where in a monsoon? August and September. The word Its not about how “Monsoon” means “Season”. dangerous the storm is, Monsoons can be very helpful during its about getting to safety drought conditions and wildfires, as FAST as you can! especially in North American Monsoons change monsoon areas. directions with the season. Hazards from Monsoons includeFor example, when a - Flash Floods desert is heated up, -Downburst Winds this can cause monsoon -Lighting thunderstorms in the -Thunderstorms and Dust Storms area. Most monsoons that in -Extreme Heat the U.s are Arizona and New -Wildfires
SAFETY FIRST!! When an area is affected by monsoonal moisture, it is important for locals to pay attention to the weather, especially in the wet season. This can help people to be prepared in the event of floods, severe thunderstorms, and other events related to the monsoonal moisture.
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One freezing day in
at least a foot and a half
devastating tornado come
December 2010 we left
so we could get outside
down crashing to the earth
school early but I was not
the door. It was still cold
in mass destruction. There
complaining, and I donâ€™t
but we got in the car and
was trees being ripped
think anyone else was
turned on the heat. Two
apart by this massive air
either. I knew that the
days later the snow melted mass moving closer by the
storm was on the way but I and school resumed as
second ,and the fear kept
did not anticipate they
normal for the kids of
growing inside of all of us.
would cancel school
We seen the tornado rip
because of it. So every kid
On another day in
through the house right
got on their bus or in their
May, my family was sitting
across the street. Then it
car and went home.
around doing nothing just
disintegrated right in front
watching television on a
of our house. Our house
at my house it was a full
black stormy day, the sky
was one of the only still
blown blizzard(water that
was greenish black. Then
standing on the street. We
When I arrived back
evaporates and condenses suddenly you hear the
were lucky not to get any
and does not melt before it screeching of the tornado
damage to our house.
hits the ground) . It
warning,it made me grit my
snowed at least four and a teeth because it sounded half feet ,and we could not as bad ,if not worse as get our door open to go
nails on a chalk board.
outside,so we had to
ration with what we had in
basement to stay safe
our house. We were inside
from a tornado.
for two agonizing days of
An hour and a half later we
cold but the snow melted
seen the swirling of the
So we went into our