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Different Types of Storms in West Erie, PA

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

image of thunderstorm taking place over a city and water at nigt A thunderstorm is a type of storm that generates lightning and thunder. It is normally accompanied by heavy precipitation.

In Erie, PA, you can never be exactly sure what kind of weather you might get for the day. Lake effect rain and snow can play a major role in your everyday life. It is important to know the different kinds of storms, so you can be prepared for anything that might come your way!

Windstorm: A storm marked by high wind with little or no precipitation. Windstorm damage often opens the door for massive amounts of water and debris to cause further damage to a structure.

Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm is a type of storm that generates lightning and thunder. It is normally accompanied by heavy precipitation. Individual storm clouds can measure 2–10 km across.

Snowstorm: A heavy fall of snow accumulating at a rate of more than 2 inches per hour that lasts several hours. Snowstorms, especially ones with a high liquid equivalent and breezy conditions, can bring down tree limbs, cut off power, and paralyze travel over a large region.

Blizzard: There are varying definitions for blizzards, both over time and by location. In general, a blizzard is accompanied by gale-force winds, heavy snow, and very cold conditions. Lately, the temperature criterion has fallen out of the definition across the United States.

Ice storm: Ice storms are one of the most dangerous forms of winter storms. When surface temperatures are below freezing, but a thick layer of above-freezing air remains aloft, rain can fall into the freezing layer and freeze upon impact into a glaze of ice. In general, 8 millimeters  of accumulation is all that is required, especially in combination with breezy conditions, to start downing power lines, as well as tree limbs. Ice storms also make unheated road surfaces too slick to drive upon.

No matter what may happen, you can rest assured SERVPRO of West Erie County is here to help! We are ready for whatever kind of storm may come your way. We have the equipment and trained professionals ready to handle any type of disaster.

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