Facts about tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing
Welcome to the new home of Sky Diary’s Kidstorm!
These weather pages are stuffed with facts for kids and curious grown-ups, too. Get information about how tornadoes form, how hurricanes form, and how lightning picks its target, along with safety tips and the inside scoop on storm chasing (from me, Chris Kridler – I’ve been chasing storms for more than 20 years). Feel free to use the information found here in your school projects.
What would you like to know more about?
SEVERE WEATHER LINKS
- National warnings right now!
- Severe weather watches map
- National Weather Service radar data
- Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster page for kids
- Storm Prediction Center frequently asked questions
- National Weather Service photo collections
A little background: Kidstorm originally appeared on SkyDiary-dot-com, Chris Kridler’s site devoted to storm chasing and weather photography, before it was updated and transferred to its new home here. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material here, but not all sources agree on some aspects of storm science, and in the interest of simplicity, not every detail is included. Thanks to savvy folks for reviewing select Kidstorm pages to help make them better, including Jim Leonard, Dave Lewison and Tom Warner. Before sending storm questions, please see if they are answered on the Kidstorm pages or on the other sites linked from each page.
Please do not post these photos online. However, it’s cool if you want to share the page links on social media (where a photo will pop up anyway!).