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Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids

Weather Wiz Kids weather information for kids
Who are the "Hurricane Hunters"? The brave "hurricane hunters" work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Each mission lasts about ten hours, with the crews passing four to six times through the storm. The planes carry radar, sophisticated computers, and weather instruments that determine characteristics such as temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and wind direction inside the hurricane. The crews also release instruments that measure temperature, air pressure, and wind at different levels as the devices drop through the hurricane toward the ocean. By mission's end, NOAA can warn everyone in the hurricane's path. Tropical Tracks: Click to see the tracks of this year's storms. Past Hurricane Info: Click to find all the data and information about a specific hurricane by just knowing the year. Know the Lingo TROPICAL STORM WATCH - Tropical Storm conditions with sustained winds from 39 -74 mph are possible in your area within the next 36 hours. Hurricane Stages

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Web Weather for Kids: Surviving Hurricane Carla Do you know how to stay safe? Check out the hurricane safety page! As you read the story below, think about how you would answer these questions. How would you feel if you were in this weather event? Would you do anything differently to make sure you stay safe? Surviving Hurricane Carla How Hurricanes form Hurricane Fran. Image made from GOES satellite data. Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. The scientific term for all these storms is tropical cyclone.

Hurricanes This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. Basic Preparedness Tips Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Hurricanes Play the Hurricane Name Game! Where and When Do They Form? Hurricanes do an important job for the Earth. Hurricane Alley - Wikipedia This article is about the area of frequent tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic Ocean. For other areas of frequent tropical cyclone activity, see Tropical cyclogenesis. Hurricane Alley is an area of warm water in the Atlantic Ocean stretching from the west coast of northern Africa to the east coast of Central America and Gulf Coast of the Southern United States. Many hurricanes form within this area. The sea surface temperature of the Atlantic in Hurricane Alley has been steadily growing warmer over the past decades, which most climate scientists believe accounts for the increase in hurricane activity.[1][2] How hurricanes form[edit]

What Are Hurricanes, and How Do They Form? Every year, coastal regions brace themselves for violent windstorms known as hurricanes. But how do these storms form and grow? The oversimplified answer: Warm ocean water plus the Earth’s eastward rotation. “They’re heat engines,” said meteorologist Jeff Masters of the website Weather Underground in a previous interview. “They take heat from the oceans and convert it to the energy of their winds. How are Hurricanes Created? The birth of a hurricane requires at least three conditions. First, the ocean waters must be warm enough at the surface to put enough heat and moisture into the overlying atmosphere to provide the potential fuel for the thermodynamic engine that a hurricane becomes. Second, atmospheric moisture from sea water evaporation must combine with that heat and energy to form the powerful engine needed to propel a hurricane. Third, a wind pattern must be near the ocean surface to spirals air inward.

Where do hurricanes occur? Hurricanes form best over large swaths of warm water, which is why they typically form along the equator. There are different hurricane seasons depending on the location, and the majority of hurricanes appear during these seasons. Hurricanes form in the Atlantic from June through November, and these storms go up the eastern coast of the United States or make their way into the Gulf of Mexico.

Sky Diary KIDSTORM * facts about hurricanes Hurricanes are mind-boggling in their size and strength. Modern technology lets us see how big hurricanes are and track them through satellite imagery, while storm-penetrating aircraft measure their strength, in terms of wind speeds and atmospheric pressure. That technology gives us detailed warnings that people a century ago never had. Hurricanes usually form in the tropical zones north and south of the equator, where warm waters offer ample fuel for storm formation.