What is a Hurricane ?

A hurricane is a big storm with very violent winds

Hurricane Katrina from a birds eye view

How a Hurricane Forms

A hurricane forms if a cold front crosses into a tropical area. Then the cold front is pushing with the warm front, that causes wind and because the earth turns it makes the wind go even faster. Then take up the heat from the warm coastal waters and have lots more energy. Some characteristics of a hurricane are that it is in a high pressure system, the type of precipitation is rain from the hurricane, the temperature of a hurricane is 79*F, the type of cloud that a hurricane is a cumulonimbus cloud, the wind speeds of a hurricane can be 74-200 miles an hour

Historical Events of a Hurricane

In 1900 a hurricane hit Galveston, Texas some things that happened is that during the hurricane lots of people were trying to get on the their roofs. Some were sleeping on the pieces of house and floating in the water. After the hurricane left the town and everyone cleaned it up there was an estimated 6000-8000 deaths, the cost of the damage was 1.25 million

In 2004 hurricane Katrina hit through New Orleans, Louisiana . It was so bad that in just Louisiana alone there was over 2000 people dead, and over 108 billion dollars in damage.

What some of the town looked like after the hurricane hit

Impact on Our lives

Before the new technology we have people did not have a way to prepare for a hurricane. But now we can do all kinds of things to hep us get ready for a hurricane. We can listen to radio and weather reports, some people have had engineers come and inspect their houses to make sure there is no cracks or leaks in the house. Some people if they live in an area where there are lots of hurricanes then they will tie their house down.  Some people have made safe routes with their family.

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Glossary

Cold Front- The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system.

Warm Front- The boundary of an advancing mass of warm air, in particular the leading edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system

High pressure system- A high pressure system is a whirling mass of cool, dry air that generally brings fair weather and light winds. When viewed from above, winds spiral out of a high-pressure center in a clockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere. These bring sunny skies.

Precipitation- Rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground

Cumulonimbus Cloud- Is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstorms and atmospheric instability, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents.

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