Storms Sweep through the Southern Plains

ENVIRONMENT

Storms battered the Southern Plains, as far east as Florida and as far south as Mexico, resulting in deadly floods, a rush of tornadoes, and gale-force winds. (CNN)

Use our activity to create your own weather map, and take a look at our own with today’s MapMaker Interactive map.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit.

Customize today’s map with updated information from The Weather Channel or other news sources, and explore some layers to understand how natural and man-made geographies are impacted by severe weather.

Customize today’s map with updated information from The Weather Channel or other news sources, and explore some layers to understand how natural and man-made geographies are impacted by severe weather.

Discussion Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What other extreme weather elements do you think the southern Great Plains probably experienced recently?

 

 

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

CNN: Texas floods: More rain on the way as 13 people remain missing

NOAA/National Weather Service: Storm Prediction Center

The Weather Channel: Tornado Central

Nat Geo: Severe Weather during Memorial Day Weekend map

Nat Geo: Create a Weather Map

Nat Geo: What is a flood?

Nat Geo: Forces of Nature interactive

Nat Geo: Are Storms Redefining Tornado Alley?

Nat Geo: What is Hail?

Nat Geo: What is the Beaufort Scale?

Nat Geo: What is wind?

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