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Stormy Weather

March 1, 2019

The sky is dark and the air is thick. Lightning flashes and thunder claps. Winds blow. Heavy rain falls. It’s a thunderstorm! The National Severe Storms Laboratory says there are 16 million thunderstorms in the world each year. At any…

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Serious Storms

March 1, 2019

Tornadoes and hurricanes are cyclones. That’s a storm of spinning winds. Tornadoes and hurricanes are powerful, and they can be dangerous! A tornado is a spinning funnel of wind. It makes a roaring noise. Tornadoes form over land. Most…

Science

Bursts of Fire

November 15, 2017

Glowing hot lava sputters from the peak. Chunks of rock shoot into the sky. The ground rumbles. The air is thick with ash and smoke. A volcano is erupting. A volcano is an opening in the Earth. Magma, or hot…

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United States

Surviving the Storm

September 15, 2017

Houston, Texas, is the fourth-largest city in the United States. This summer, it was hit by a hurricane. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25. It began as a Category 4 storm. Wind speeds reached 130 miles per hour.…

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No More Snow Days

December 2, 2016

At some schools, not even storms get in the way of learning. In many parts of the country, schools close when there is heavy snow. “I usually play in the snow,” Caitlyn Snavely told TFK. But Caitlyn, 12, now has…

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