A hurricane is a type of cyclone. A hurricane is an organized collection of thunderstorms that pumps in the air near the earth’s surface and exhaust it out to the top. Hurricanes are tropical storms that are formed in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes gather heat and energy through the contact with the warm ocean waters. The power of the hurricane can increase by the evaporation from the seawater. Hurricanes rotate counter clock wise. Hurricanes have winds at the minimum of 74 mph. when hurricanes come onto a piece` of land the heavy rain, strong winds, and heavy waves can damage buildings trees and cars and other things. Heavy waves are called a storm surge. Storm surges are very dangerous and that’s why you must stay away from the ocean when a hurricane happens or when there is a hurricane warning. That’s a hurricane. Now you may wonder how a hurricane works. A hurricane has 4 steps. The first thing is that wind near the ocean surface spirals counter clock wise as they bring humid air into the storm from all directions. Next, the humid air causes moisture in it to condense keeping the thunderstorm going. Afterwards, air blows out of the storm from high clouds that can spread hundred of miles. After everything else happens the storms strengthen some rising air begins sinking in the middle forming a cloud free called “eye.” Those are the steps on how a hurricane is formed. There are strong and not so strong hurricanes. The strongest hurricane was Linda. Linda occurred in the Eastern pacific at 88mb and 185mph. Linda was in the category 5 the strongest. Currently the weakest hurricane was Gustav because he came and went with no disasters happening. For a destructive storm you will need to be protected. To be protected you’ll need hurricane straps. Install the hurricane straps so the roof would stay attach to the walls. You'll also need to use storm...
...English 100 #3221
17 May 2007
A hurricane is one of the most severe storms the country has to endure. A hurricane can easily damage millions of dollars of property and even kill anyone in their paths. A hurricane is a local name for tropical cyclones in the Caribbean, Nnorth Atlantic and Eeastern Nnorthern Pacific. On average there are about six hurricanes in a season and of those about 2 reach become a major hurricane. Hurricane season starts in June and ends in November. A hurricane is a low press air mass with high winds and heavy rains capable of large amounts damage. The formation of a tropical storm, the identification of a storm, the damages that a hurricane is capable of, and what the National Hurricane Center is responsible for reporting to the public to arise awareness about what a hurricane is.The power of a hurricane and how they form, the destruction that a hurricane can cause and what happens during the aftermath of a hurricane.
A hurricane starts life as a tropical storm. When the storm begins in the ocean, the water temperature must be at least 80 degrees F and at least 150 feet deep. If not, the storm will bring up cold water from the deeper depth of the waters and the storm will run out of heat before it even gets started...
...HurricanesHurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones are all extremely strong tropical storms. Tropical storms are storms that originate in tropics and have wind speeds 36-73 mph. Once it reaches tropical storm status, the storm is given a name, and tracked by radar. The storm continues to grow and gain energy.
Most tropical storms reach hurricane status in the western parts of the oceans. Their earliest origins often lie far to the east called tropical disturbances. Tropical disturbances are clusters of small thunderstorms. They are disorganized groups of thunderstorms having weak pressure gradients and little or no rotation. They form in several different environments. Most that enter the western Atlantic and become hurricanes originate in easterly waves. Easterly waves are large undulations or ripples in the normal trade wind pattern. When tropical disturbances continue to gain energy they become a tropical depression. Tropical depression is a zone of low pressure with wind speeds of less than 34 mph indicated by a closed isobar, these develop into tropical storms. Tropical disturbances originate from trade wind inversions aka temperature inversions. These are a layer of air that increases in temperature as it increases in altitude. They are quite common in the tropics and subtropics. They are caused by high pressure systems that promotes vertical cloud development. The layer of cool moist air is underneath trade wind...
...Hurricane Katrina was the most dangerous, deadly, and horrifying storm to ever hit United States. Hurricane Katrina was so powerful that it devastated the lives of the people of New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as other Gulf Coast areas. On August 29, 2005 at 8:00 am, Hurricane Katrina reached Category 5 status. The storm hit the city hard and was the lead story on the national media stage for a number of weeks. The city was wiped out and the clean up and renovation of what is left of The City Of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina is continuing and might not be complete for many years. The storm that developed into Hurricane Katrina was one of the most disturbing natural disasters to hit the mainland United States. Its wind strength and power caused levies to fail flooding the area. Rain fall measured 2 inches per hour and left the city completely waterlogged under nearly 20 feet of water. Hurricanes are created in tropical waters of our planets oceans. They are born when the conditions of warm water, air pressure and heat are just right. When the warm water temperature, combine with heat, pressure and air hurricanes are formed and travel powered by huge gust of winds.
When the winds build up, hurricanes get more powerful and cause enormous rainfall, as well as devastating waves called storm surges. Several sources state the warming of the planet is...
a hurricane is an intense, rotating oceanic weather system that has to have a minimum sustained windspeed of 74 mph. Hurricanes only form over tropical oceanic regions because it needs warm moist air to feed and drive the destructive winds that define a hurricane.
The majority of hurricanes are seasonal. During certain months in the year a hurricane will develop. The months were they occur vary from place to place.The 3 most common hurricane locations are the atlantic and gulf coasts which hurricane season lasts between june 1st to november 31st.The next area is the islands off of Africa's west coast for example cape verde, the hurricane season here lasts from between july to early september.The last most common area for hurricanes is the western caribbean and the gulf of mexico the hurricane season here lasts from after mid september.
The conditions necessary for a hurricane to form are 1. it has to be 5 degrees to 20 degrees north or south of the equator. 2. the water has to be at least 27 degrees celsius or above that extends to a depth of at least 50 metres and 3. There has to be low wind speeds in the lower atmosphere to allow cumulonimbus clouds to form.the process starts with The water evaporating into the air which creates an area of intense low pressure, more air...
...As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern seaboard — laden with predictions of drenching rains, fierce winds, snow and extensive damage — some scientists are pointing out ways that climate change might be influencing hurricanes.
No single weather event, be it drought, snowfall or hurricane, is caused by climate change, climatologists say. Rather, climate change amplifies the intensity or duration of extreme weather, akin to “puttinghurricanes on steroids,” writes Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist for the National Wildlife Federation, an environmental advocacy group.
“The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question,” writes Kevin E. Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”
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...1926 Hurricane by Anthea Carnes
Before the Storm
1. The Hurricane of 1926 came at the worst possible time for the city of Miami and became known as “The Great Miami Hurricane”. It was the roaring twenties; A time of prohibition, speakeasies, flapper girls, and jazz. Miami had been experiencing a boom economically and in population growth.
2. In the period between 1920 and 1923, the population of Miami itself had doubled. People from all over the United States came to South Florida to enjoy the warm climate, and sunny beaches. At the time of the storm, Miami's population stood at around 300,000. The new residents were optimistic, but unfamiliar with hurricanes, and not prepared for their effects.
3. Two years later in 1925, approximately $60 million dollars worth of buildings in the form of homes and business were constructed.
4. New buildings were being constructed on Miami Beach, which had been built across Biscayne Bay on a series of barrier islands that were previously mangroves.
The Path of the storm
5. The "Great Miami" Hurricane was first spotted as a tropical wave located 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles on September 11th. The system moved quickly westward and intensified to hurricane strength as it moved to the north of Puerto Rico on the 15th. Winds were reported to be nearly 150 mph as the hurricane passed over the Turks Islands on the...
Hurricane Sandy was a tropical cyclone that devastated portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. The eighteenth named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles. Sandy is estimated in early calculations to have caused damage of at least $20 billion. Preliminary estimates of losses that include business interruption surpass $50 billion, which, if confirmed, would make it the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, behind only Hurricane Katrina.
Sandy developed from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22, quickly strengthened and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Sandy six hours later. Sandy moved slowly northward toward the Greater Antilles and gradually intensified. On October 24, Sandy became a hurricane, made landfall near Kingston, Jamaica, a few hours later, re-emerged into the Caribbean Sea and strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane. On October 25, Sandy hit Cuba, then weakened to a to Category 1 hurricane. Early on October 26, Sandy moved through the Bahamas, and later began exhibiting both tropical and extra tropical characteristics. On October 27, Sandy briefly weakened to a tropical storm and then...
...HurricanesHurricanes can cause damage that can last a life time. For example, Hurricane Katrina has affected hundreds of families till death with the loss of their loved ones. On the other hand when someone hears the word hurricane in Florida he or she immediately turns on the television or radio to see where the hurricane is going to go. This means to Floridians, here comes two weeks without power, gas, and most importantly air conditioning. In 2004 Florida was a magnet for hurricanes; this has caused scientist and meteorologist to produce more effective research on all sorts of information about hurricanes. Reading these articles can truly help you prepare for the worst to come ashore. Most of the research has been done in recent years due to the fact of global warming and hurricanes having more strength. If people do not take serious precautions hurricanes can be of great danger to them. Over the years there have been many articles produced on how hurricanes form, the major effects that hurricanes can have when landfall is made, and the information on major hurricanes that have come ashore on various United States (U.S.) coasts line.
First off, what does the term hurricane mean? The word hurricane is from a Caribbean Indian word similar to hurricane, but is...