Hurricanes kaylyn wasserman

Hurricanes usually form in the early fall and the late summer. They normally form in tropical parts of the world. For the Atlantic, hurricane season starts from June 1 and ends November 30. For the Eastern Pacific, hurricane season starts from May 15, and also ends November 30. Hurricanes usually form over an ocean and move across warm water. They only form over hot water such as eighty degrees fahrenheit. Hurricanes have a life span of one to thirty days. In the north, hurricanes spin counter-clockwise, though in the south they spin clockwise. They can last over a week, moving across the ocean at ten to twenty miles per hour.

Hurricanes can be very strong, but they are strongest when they are over water. A hurricane's power can be increased by evaporation by water. They can be weakened when the hit a large area. If your compare a hurricane to nuclear weapons, a hurricane is equal to eight bombs. A large hurricane can release the energy of ten atomic bombs per second. Hurricanes can unleash 2.4 trillion gallons of water per day. A hurricane can drop six inches to a foot of rain. They have winds with speeds of at least seventy four miles, or 119 kilometers per hour.

Based on it's wind speed, a hurricane can be rated from one to five. Hurricanes can cause high winds, and floods. Along with that they can cause land / mud slides. In 1970, a hurricane destroyed Bangladesh, killing 300,000 people. The most costliest hurricane ever recorded was Hurricane Katrina. The Great Hurricane of 1780 was the deadliest hurricane ever recorded. The worst hurricane in history was in the 1900's, and it was known as the Galvestone hurricane.

Hurricanes are crazy, but the eye, the center part of the hurricane, is the calmest part of them. A hurricanes eye is thirty eight miles wide on average. The eyewall surrounds the eye. It has the strongest winds for it is the region of maxium wind speed. Normal hurricanes are close to being circular in shape, and in diameter, a few hundred miles. Hurricanes can range nearly for 160 kilometers to 1600 kilometers. The most sad part about hurricanes are storm surges.

In the 1900's, naming hurricanes had began. Clement Wragge first named hurricanes in the nineteenth century after people he disliked. Hurricane means, " evil spirit of the wind", in Taino Native American. Hurricanes are a term for tropical cyclones in Eastern Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean. They are also known as tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean, and as typhoons in Pacific Ocean.

About ten hurricanes happen on average in the Atlantic a year. Forty percent of the hurricanes that occur in the United States hit Florida. Sometimes, it can takes days or a week for a storm to evolve into a hurricane. Once hurricanes have their large amount of strength, the become more destructive.

“storm”Britannica School Encyclopedia Britannica, 23 Nov. 2016 Access 17 Apr. 2017

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