How Do Hurricanes Form?
First, just a bit of preliminary info about what a hurricane actually is:
A hurricane is a type of storm that is characterized by fast winds combined with heavy moisture.
Most hurricanes are accompanied by thunderstorms.
In the Northern Hemisphere, hurricanes feature a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface.
Worldwide, hurricane activity peaks in late summer, when water temperatures are warmest. However, each particular basin has its own seasonal patterns.
In the North Atlantic, hurricane season occurs between June 1st and November 30th.
The origins of hurricanes include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, high moisture, and relatively light winds.
If these conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, monstrous waves, and torrential rains that are associated with hurricanes.
how do hurricanes form
7 FAST FACTS ABOUT HURRICANES:
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1. What is another name for a hurricane?
2. When is peak hurricane season in your area?
3. What are the four main causes of hurricanes?
4. What is the range of intensity for hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson scale?
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