How are hurricanes formed, and what do they do? Hurricanes are destructive forces with raging winds that will destroy anything in its path, they also have serious storm surges which are huge waves. At first they are a little storm but then in warm waters it grows to a massive and distructive object.
Where did the word hurricane come from? The
word Hurricane came from the West Indian word huracane which means "big
winds". It also is extracted from the Chinese wod"tai fun" which means
" great winds".
How warm does the water have to be to form the hurricane? Hurricanes
only form in warm water tempertures that have to at least be 80 degrees
F (27 degrees C).
Where do most hurricanes occur? Most hurricanes occur in the Atlantic ocean. Florida has a large number of hurricanes a year, since it is located above the Gulf of Mexico.
How do we catagorize hurricanes? We catagorize hurricanes by a scale called
the saffer-simpson scale
wind speed storm surge damage
|force2||96-110||6-8 feet8 feet||moderate|
|force3||111-130||9-12 feet 9-12 feet||extensive|