Weekly Weather: Hurricane

9/10/2016 Weekly Weather..Hurricane

Sketches by…jessie cross


A hurricane can be up to 600 miles across and have wind speeds of 75 to 200 mph. They gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters of 80 degrees or warmer.

 The center of the storm or “eye” is the calmest part .  It has light winds and fair weather.

Warm ocean water (more than 80 degrees F) provides energy for the hurricane and causes more evaporation making humid air and clouds.

The winds come together and force air upward.

Winds flow outward above the storm, allowing the air below to rise.

The humid air rises and forms the clouds of the storm.

Light winds outside the hurricane steer it and let grow.

7 thoughts on “HURRICANE

  1. A month after moving to Scotland they forecast a Hurricane, having come from the tropics we knew the drill. So proceeded to shop for essentials, but notice we were the only ones shopping, no one was boarding up their houses, etc. Sat home waiting for the storm, all evening and into the night there was some rain, some wind. Then the next day forecast was that the hurricane had passed through with minimum damage. I was left wondering is they really knew what a Hurricane is on this side as people seemed to have been oblivious to the dangers and were ill prepared had a Hurricane did hit the area. I was told by a friend in Nothern United States, that you prepare for a Snow Storm the same as you would a Hurricane, so I’m glad to be well rehearsed for both 😉


  2. You are so right! Everyone needs to prepare…it’s better than finding out later that you should have! There have been so many times when people are cautioned to leave their homes, but do not, then they end up having to be rescued and that puts more people’s lives in danger!


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