Hurricanes are tropical cyclones that run off heat and let off the energy of 10 atomic bombs per second.
There are 5 categories of hurricanes, 1 being the slowest mph 5 being the fastest mph.
Some of the effects of hurricanes may have contributed to global warming.
Storms including hurricanes are caused by whenever the atmosphere is disturbed.
The ¨eye" of the hurricane which is the center is the calmest part of the hurricane.
Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes are considered deadly and extremely dangerous.
Hurricanes usually aren´t the killer, the floods following are.
Hurricanes weaken alot whenever they make contact to land.
Hurricanes can be anywhere from 400-500 miles in diameter.
Storms like tornadoes and hurricanes are the leading cause to property damage.
A hurricane in Bangledesh killed more than one million people
Storm Warning usually are warning you in advance that there might be a tornado in the next 24 hours.
Storm surges can be deadly. (a rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.)
Florida receives 40%+ of the U.S. tornadoes due to the warm climate.
The deadliest U.S. hurricane killed 8000+ which is 992,000 less deaths than the Bangledesh storm.
Hurricanes are most common from the date June 1 to November 30.
Hurricanes and the floods following the hurricane are usually the main cause for property damage.
Hurricanes have heavy rains, tornadoes, and floods that come off or follow them.
Thunderstorms usually accompany the tornadoes and heavy rains
The first hurricane to ever pick someone up and carry them elsewhere was during World War II.
Sometimes hurricanes can also carry and throw sleet and big chunks of hard ice everywhere.
Only 3 category 5 hurricanes have every hit the U.S.
A hurricane must have 75-80 degree water to survive in the ocean.
Forecasters use slosh models and take into account the strength.
The Coriolis effect deflects air clockwise in the Northern hemisphere.
The Coriolis effect deflects air counter-clockwise in the Southern hemisphere
Typical cyclones have storms accompanying them.
All hurricanes are named different male and female names.
There has never been two hurricanes named the same name.
Names are sometimes changed due to the lethality of the hurricane.
Australia called hurricanes Willy-Willies.
Hurricanes are named by the National Hurricane Center.
The "Bob" hurricane was the first ever hurricane named a male name.
The smallest hurricane was only 12 miles in radius.
The largest hurricane was 675 miles in radius.
Hurricanes usually range around 75- 200 miles per hour.
Hurricanes usually have a diameter from 400-500 miles.
The most hurricanes in one Atlantic season is 15.
The largest tropical cyclone was 675 miles in radius
The first ever hurricane to ever form inside of the Atlantic basin was an unnamed hurricane on March 7, 1908.
At one time there was 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.
In 2005 15 hurricanes formed in one Atlantic season.
The longest lasting category 5 hurricane lasted for a strong 5 days before becoming weaker.
Hurricane John was the longest lasting hurricane in miles lasting for 7,165 miles.
John also is the longest lasting hurricane in days lasting 31 days.