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Spectacular Moree Sunset Supercell 19th December 2020

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Absolutely stunning supercell developed just prior to sunset as I was on the way back to my hotel! It rotated and split into a right mover and left moving supercell with this being the right mover and illuminated by the setting sun.

It produced hailstones to at lest 2 to 3 cm in diameter as the storm passed over head on dusk! It also produced beautiful lightning!

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12 Expert Tips for Writing a Tornado Research Paper

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12 Expert Tips for Writing a Tornado Research Paper

Nature is definitely something majestic and completely unpredictable. Tornadoes are probably some of the most fascinating nature`s creations. They appear from nowhere, bring huge destruction and vanish. Even though we have the most advanced technologies, we still cannot handle tornadoes. The only thing we can do is to stay away from the place where a tornado is expected.

That’s why if you are writing a research paper about tornadoes, it will definitely get attention. However, the topic is not so easy. That’s why we have prepared some tips on custom research paper writing provided by expert writers from EssayLib.

Tips from Specialists on Tornado Research Paper Writing

To make your paper succeed, pay attention to these tips from specialists. We would divide them into two main categories: specific tips and general tips.

Some specific tips are the ones that advice what information you can include in the paper:

  • For example, you might want to describe how tornadoes appear, where and when they occur.
  • You might mention how strong they can be and how long they might last.
  • If you mention about myths and legends about tornadoes, it might make your paper more attractive for the reader.
  • Tornadoes are connected with a lot of destruction and damage. That’s why it is usually requested to describe the measures that one can take to minimize the effects of a tornado or even to save somebody’s life and health.

You shall not forget that a tornado research paper is the usual research paper. That’s why you should follow all the rules that apply to the writing process of a normal research paper.

  • Select the topic you would like to work on. Make sure it covers a specific field to research. If it is too wide, you will have problems with fitting it into one paper. It might also influence your paper quality negatively.
  • Write a thesis statement. Show the main idea of the paper in 1-2 sentences. Be exact, it shall contain the essence of your paper.
  • Read the sources that your teacher has provided. Even if there is nothing interesting in most of them, your teacher will definitely want to check if you have used them. After that, you might research the sources that interest you. There are a lot of materials about tornadoes in libraries, electronic libraries and just online. Use all the resources that are available to collect information.
  • Write a research outline. Based on the notes that you have made during the research, write an outline for your paper. Think about what you are going to include there. Shall it be a paper about where tornadoes are most frequent? Or something from the history of the most devastating tornadoes? Or maybe you have dared to research the topic more properly and would like to write about why and how the tornadoes evolve and why they are more frequent in some places? Whatever you select, you will find a lot of information for the most engaging paper. And for now, make the outline for your future creation.
  • Write a draft. Just write down your ideas based on each portion of the information you have collected during the research.   
  • Check which quotations you can use in your paper. Make sure they are organically integrated into the paper content. At this stage, you can already make the list of references. If you do it without delays, it will save you some time in the future.
  • Revise the content that you already have. Improve the structure, rearrange the parts to make the paper smooth and logical.
  • Proofread the paper, edit errors and typos, improve the parts that aren’t perfect.

A Research Paper Types You Can Be Assigned to

Usually, students do one of the following research paper types:

  • An argumentative paper
  • Analytical research.

In the first case, you need to discuss your idea based on some facts and evidence. Here, you should choose a controversial topic that allows discussion.

In the second case, you have some sources and based on them, you need to perform a detailed analysis of the question.

That’s why before you start your research on tornado, make sure you understand what exactly research paper type you are going to work on. Some students get confused with the task and cannot do the job properly. So, make sure you understand what kind of paper you are writing. If you have any doubts, ask your teacher.

As you can see, there is nothing complicated in writing a paper about tornadoes if you know how to write a research paper. You need to know how to write a research paper and to have some specific knowledge about tornadoes. All the information is available both online and offline, so, make proper research and write a paper that will amaze your teacher.

Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.

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Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.

For the first time this January, a strong burst of summer heat has passed through southern Australia, especially across the inland regions of New South Wales and Victoria and it has now crossed into outback Queensland.

The burst of heat was not as intense as some of the heatwaves of recent years but it was significant as it has occurred during a La Nina year.

The heat mainly affected the inland regions of New South Wales and Victoria being the regions that have missed much of the recent rainfall.

For example, the town of Hay in South West New South Wales experienced 4 consecutive days of temperatures above 37.8C or 100F being Sunday - 37.8C, Monday - 39.3C, Tuesday - 38.7C and Wednesday - 41.9C.

Griffith in the Riverina of New South Wales experienced 2 consecutive days where maximum temperatures reached 40C being 40C on the 12/1/21 and 40.8C on the 13/1/21. Albury experienced 2 consecutive days where maximum temperatures exceeded 38C being 38.9C on the 12/1/2021 and 38.9C on the 13/1/2021. Other places to experience noteworthy maximum temperatures include Mildura 39.6C and Ivanhoe 40.8C on the 13/1/2021.

The heat barely reached the east coast with sea breezes keeping temperatures at more moderate levels. On the 14/1/2021, parts of Western Sydney did experience at least one day where temperatures rose above 36C including Blacktown 37.1C and Penrith where a maximum temperature of 39.6C occurred. Due to sea breezes and NE winds prevailing, this heat barely made it east of Parramatta.

On Wednesday, a southerly wind change moved across south east New South Wales and isolated thunderstorms and showers were generated. On Thursday afternoon, the change approached Sydney and further isolated showers and storms were generated. Late in the day, isolated showers and storms were observed around Sydney and photos were taken of several small storms cells as shown.

Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.
Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.

One stronger cell developed over northern Sydney which tracked off the coast over Mona Vale. This storm generated an isolated fall of rain of 29 mm at Mona Vale and 15.8 mm at nearby Terrey Hills. It is understood hail to 2 cm was reported from this cell.

All storm activity across Sydney ceased after sunset.

Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.
Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.

On the 15/1/2021, further storms occurred north of Sydney then Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and the North Coast and a few cells became severe. Generally, rainfall was not significant with the highest fall being 26 mm at Willina on the lower North Coast and 20 mm on the Barrington Tops. There was a very isolated fall of 53 mm at Boambee Reserve just South of Coffs Harbour. Grafton was hit by a significant storm with 9.8 mm falling in 6 minutes between 8.30 pm and 8.36 pm (Total 17.6 mm from the event) and a peak wind gust of 78 km/h at 8.36 pm.

Low intensity heatwave ends with storms 11 to 15 January 2021.

The images attached to this post were taken between 5 pm and 8 pm around western Sydney prior to sunset.

Low intensity heatwave for inland NSW / Victoria – 11 to 14 January 2021

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Low intensity heatwave for inland NSW / Victoria - 11 to 14 January 2021

Following an extended period of cooler than normal weather for much of south eastern Australia, it is identified that there is a change in weather conditions and a burst of heat is imminent. It is identified that the next 3 to 4 days across inland regions of the south east will become hot with higher than normal maximum temperatures expected.

This heat has been dragged across to the south east in the wake of a strong high pressure cell and the development of hot north westerly winds that will drag the heat towards the south east. However, this heatwave is expected to be limited mostly to those regions that missed the recent rain events. As such, the burst of heat according to weather models will not make it to the east coast. While temperature will rise in the 30s for places such as Western Sydney, the extreme heat is not forecast to occur at the present time. Sea breezes along the coast should moderate daily maximum temperatures.

Low intensity heatwave for inland NSW / Victoria - 11 to 14 January 2021

As such, the west and south west parts of New South Wales and northern Victoria, north of the Great Dividing Range will be most affected by this event.

Forecast maximum temperatures over the next 4 days for the affected regions includes:-

1 - Wilcannia (Far West NSW) - Mon - 38C, Tue 41C, Wed 43C and Thu 37C.

2 - Broken Hill (Far west NSW) - Mon - 37C, Tue 38C and Wed 41C.

3 - Swan Hill (Mallee of NW Victoria) - Mon - 38C, Tue 40C, Wed 38C and Thu 40C.

4 - Mildura (Mallee of NW Victoria) - Mon - 38C, Tue 40C, Wed 38C and Thu 41C.

5 - Albury / Wodonga and Wagga Wagga (SW slopes NSW / NE Victoria) - Mon - 37C, Tue 39C and Wed 41C.

This suggests that the low intensity heatwave will be mostly concentrated within a corridor stretching from Albury / Wodonga / Wagga Wagga region of the south west slopes of NSW / North East Victoria, across Northern Victoria and north west towards Tibooburra in New South Wales. The heat is expected to moderate on Wednesday / Thursday as a wind change occurs and traverses east across Victoria.

Low intensity heatwave for inland NSW / Victoria - 11 to 14 January 2021

As suggested in previous posts, much of the region has already seen elevated fire danger levels this summer and this event will generate another period where the fire threat is high due to how dry it is for the affected regions.