Thunderstorms Before the thunderstorm, the sky darkens and the air feels as if it's getting heavier. All of a sudden the weather changes. Boom! A crack of thunder roars the wind starts to pick up. It starts to drizzle. The wind starts howling and suddenly it is in the middle of a thunderstorm!...>
Owen Baertlein, Grade 6
Thunderstorms There are many weather conditions that can be seen, heard, and felt during a thunderstorm. Before a thunderstorm, dark clouds drape over the sky like a gloomy sheet. Light rain hits the ground like pieces of rice spilling out of the sky. ...>
Thunderstorms Many weather conditions come together during a thunderstorm. The sky dims to a gray or a black, midnight color. The rain becomes sharp like nails on the ground and drills a pathway wherever it goes. The boom and crackle of thunder shakes the ground like earthquakes. Striking the dim sky, lightning bolts illuminate the dark sky. The humid air is heavy and running through it is like trying to run through water. Branches and other debris are flying everywhere because of the powerful, howling wind. All of these conditions come together during a thunderstorm.
Brianna Bryer, Grade 6
The Uninvited Guests
I thought I heard something creak from the basement. I started down the stairs. Like the rest of the house, the basement was pitch black. The grandfather clock struck 12 times. Midnight. I fumbled for the light switch. I turned it on. Something was in the basement I hadn't seen before.
It was a small open door probably about the size of a picture book. I started up the stairs to yell to my dad. Suddenly the door slammed shut, sealed shut! Just then the lights flickered, then went out! I tried to find the window to open it and escape. No window! all of a sudden, I was sucked across the room! I let out a scream.
I landed with a thump. I was in a different world full of
Jacob Maguire, Grade 4
Thunderstorms During a thunderstorm, many weather conditions come together. Dark clouds gather high above the ground. The air seems to hold fistfuls of mist as the light breeze turns to harsh wind. The air becomes cold as the first clap of thunder resounds. Then, the storm goes off like a firecracker. Lightning streaks above, illuminating the sky and revealing the shapes of clouds. Then the rain comes, cold and hard, a million tiny stalagmites speeding toward earth. They drive down like hammered nails. The downpour hits hard, forcing through the ground, making thousands of murky puddles. When lightning becomes scarce, and the resounding thunder claps cease, the worst is over. ...>
Libby LaManita, Grade 6
Thunderstorms Before the thunderstorm, the sky darkens and the air feels as if it's getting heavier. All of a sudden the weather changes. Boom! A crack of thunder roars the wind starts to pick up. It starts to drizzle. The wind starts howling and suddenly it is in the middle of a thunderstorm! Boom! Bam! ...>