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Severe Thunderstorm Causes Property Damage to Homes in Oceana?

4/30/2024 (Permalink)

A person holds a one-inch-in-diameter hailstone from a severe thunderstorm. We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

During the spring, severe thunderstorms are common occurrences in Oceana. Our local Beckley team responds to storm damage that results from these powerful storms 24 hours a day.

A thunderstorm is a weather phenomenon characterized by thunder and lightning, typically accompanied by rainfall, gusty winds, and sometimes hail. Thunderstorms are common occurrences in many parts of the world and can develop in various atmospheric conditions. They form when warm, moist air rises rapidly, cools, and condenses, forming cumulonimbus clouds. Lightning occurs due to the buildup of electrical charges within these clouds, while thunder is the sound produced by the rapid expansion of air surrounding a lightning strike.

On the other hand, a severe thunderstorm is a specific type of thunderstorm that meets certain criteria set by the National Weather Service. These criteria include producing hail at least one inch in diameter, generating wind gusts of 58 miles per hour (or higher), or producing a tornado. Severe thunderstorms pose a greater risk of property and life damage than ordinary thunderstorms. They can produce destructive winds capable of downing trees, power lines, structures, and large hail that can cause significant damage to crops, vehicles, and buildings. Additionally, severe thunderstorms may spawn tornadoes, which can cause widespread devastation along their path. Therefore, while all severe thunderstorms are thunderstorms, not all are severe.

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