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.