Hurricanes Emily guerrero

  • Windstorms may occur with or without precipitation
  • Thunderstorms are almost always associated with very tall,dense rain clouds called cumulonimbus clouds
  • Lightning is estimated to strike the Earth about 100 times per second
  • It also causes property damage and electric power outages
  • A hurricane interacts with the ocean before landfall and with the land after landfall
  • A hurricane can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds from seventy five mph to 200 mph
  • Storm surges are very frequently the most devastating element of a hurricane
  • The strongest winds of a hurricane are located in a hurricane's eye wall,which surrounds a nearly calm eye at the storm's center
  • A mature hurricane can be broken down into three main parts the eye,eye wall,and the outer region
  • Outside the eye wall rain bands spiral inwards towards the eye wall
  • Hurricanes and typhoons usually move westward at about ten mph during their early stages
  • Every second a large hurricane releases the energy of ten atomic bombs
  • Thunderstorms with maximum sustained surface winds of less than thirty mph are called tropical depressions
  • Australians call hurricanes willy-willies
  • Two resources that help during a hurricane is the American Red Cross and a toolkit
  • You should close storm shutters,and stay away from windows,flying glass could injure you
  • You must always listen to the news from your phone or radio so you can have a warning and when it's safe
  • Hurricanes can possibly lead to damaging winds,large hail and also flooding
  • Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall,it is good to trim or remove damaged trees
  • When the hurricane is over you should return home only when authorities indicate it's safe
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters,cause just 6 inches of water can knock you down
  • Around the US,only women's names were used until nineteen-seventy nine,when it was decided that they should make a list for men names
  • There are six different name lists that alternate each year,if a hurricane does significant damage,its name is retired and replaced with another
  • The first hurricane with a male's name was hurricane Bob which hit near New Orleans in July 1979
  • The longest traveling storm in the records was John in the East Pacific basin in 1994,it traveled about 7165 miles
  • The longest traveling storm in the Atlantic basin was Faith in 1966 which traveled about 6850 miles
  • Originally,hurricanes were given the names of saints who were honored the day the storm occurred
  • The deadliest US storm was the Galveston storm,which killed 8000 to 12000 people and destroyed the city
  • Hurricane activity varies by season and also due to weather and climate patterns that vary on time scales to weeks to years to decades
  • The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30
  • The Eastern Pacific hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30
  • The National Hurricane Center predicts and tracks these massive storm systems,which occur,on average,twelve times a year in the Atlantic basin
  • Hurricanes may sometimes happen out of date
  • The first hurricane to hit American colonies happened on August 25,1635
  • The saffir scale is the standard scale for rating the severity of a hurricane by the damage it causes
  • In 1967,a hurricane in Texas caused more than 140 twisters
  • Hurricanes do not occur in the South Atlantic Ocean the waters are too cold for them
  • In the Pacific Ocean hurricanes are known as typhoons and in the Indian Ocean hurricanes are called tropical cyclones
  • The smallest tropical cyclone on record is 1998's tropical storm Marco
  • The most hurricanes seen in the Atlantic basin at one times is four
  • Forty percent of all hurricanes that hit United States hit Florida
  • Weak hurricanes can still cause a lot of major flooding and damage,even when downgraded to a tropical storm
  • Only three category five storms have hit the United States since record keeping began
  • A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions with twenty-four to thirty-six hours
  • To decrease such damage several unsuccessful programs have studied ways to defuse hurricanes
  • The most named storms ever to form in one season in the Atlantic basin was twenty-eight during the 2005 season
  • If the storm is more than a few miles across,the Coriolis effect (resulting from Earth's rotation) also plays a role
  • Dust storms involve smaller particles typically about 0.002 inches in diameter
  • An updraft (upward moving currents)may start over ground that is more intensely heated by the sun than the land
  • The term tropical cyclone is for an intense low pressure weather system that forms over and is fueled by tropical ocean waters
  • Hurricane winds rotate cyclonically (counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere)
  • With technology there is computer models that allow forecasters to predict the amount of storm surge that there is going to be in a coastal area
  • Hurricanes originate in the Atlantic basin,which includes the Atlantic Ocean,Caribbean Sea,the Gulf of Mexico,and the Eastern North Pacific Ocean
  • When a storm's maximum sustained winds reach seventy-five mph it is a hurricane
  • There is a one to five rating,or category of how strong each hurricane is
  • Hurricanes are considered to destroy houses and make a big destruction

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