Page | 3region. This leads to intense storms as these air masses collide on frontal boundaries inthe Plains regions.
2. OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SHIELDED:
Other countries are shielded by mountainous or geographic boundaries on the shorelineswhich prevent severe storms such as hurricanes from coming ashore easily. And, moistsouthern air doesn't get the chance to collide with cold polar air to produce severe stormsin the first place.
3. THE SIZE OF THE US:
The size of the United States is very large. It covers more than 3.5 million square miles. Itis a large target for severe weather.
4. OCEANFRONT PROPERTY:
The shear exposure to the Atlantic and Gulf Coast allows for massive storms that form inthe Atlantic to come ashore in coastal regions.
5. OCEAN CURRENTS:
Ocean currents are literally aimed right at the east coast. The North Equatorial Currentand Gulf Stream are practically aimed at the United States and cause severe weather.
COMMON TYPES OF STORMS IN U.S.A :
Winter storms ,Floods ,Thunder storms ,Hail storms, Derechostorms ,Tornadoes andTropical cyclones.
Winter storms derive their energy from the clash of two air masses of differenttemperatures and moisture levels. Winter storms usually form when an air mass of cold,dry, Canadian air moves south and interacts with a warm, moist air mass moving northfrom the Gulf of Mexico. The point where these two air masses meet is called a front.
TYPES OF WINTER STORMS IN U.S.A:
Ice storms, Blizzard, Lake effect snow and Nor’easters are common types of winter
storms that hit U.S.A .