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  Hurricane - MSN Encarta
Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones usually “recurve” in the direction of either the South Pole in the Southern Hemisphere or the North Pole in the Northern Hemisphere.
Although the hurricane death toll steadily declined in the United States during the 20th century and at the start of the 21st century, the costs of damage soared as coastal populations grew and the value of property outstripped population growth.
Before Hurricane Katrina, the costliest U.S. natural disaster was Hurricane Andrew, which hit the Miami, Florida, metropolitan area in 1992, causing $26.5 billion in damages, including both insured and uninsured losses.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565992/Hurricane.html   (1296 words)

  Hurricane - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricanes are categorized on a 1-to-5 scale according to the strength of their winds, using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
Hurricane Mitch during the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season caused severe flooding and mudslides in Honduras, killing at least 10,000 people and changing the landscape enough that entirely new maps of the nation were needed.
Hurricane Iniki in 1992 was the most powerful storm to strike Hawaii in recorded history, hitting Kauai as a Category 4 hurricane, killing six and causing $3 billion in damage.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /hurricane.htm   (4864 words)

 Tropical cyclone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Hurricane Mitch during the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season caused severe flooding and mudslides in Honduras, killing about 18,000 people and changing the landscape enough that entirely new maps of the nation were needed.
Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 was only a tropical storm when it made a glancing blow on Haiti, but the flooding and mudslides it caused killed over 3,000 people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hurricane   (7935 words)

 NOAA Home Page - NOAA Hurricanes Portal
A hurricane is a severe tropical storm that forms in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east of 160E.
Hurricane Katrina satellite image taken Aug. 28, 2005, when the storm was a Category 5 in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Preparedness Week — the goal is to inform the public about hurricane hazards and provide knowledge that can be used to take action.
hurricanes.noaa.gov   (956 words)

 WebQuest: Hurricanes
The first hurricane of the season is given a name starting with the letter A, the second with the letter B and so on.
Hurricanes form in tropical regions where there is warm water, moist air and converging equatorial winds.
Hurricane Floyd was a Category 3 storm that brought intense rains and record flooding to the eastern United States and Canada.
express.howstuffworks.com /wq-hurricane.htm   (1349 words)

 Hurricanes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricanes rotate in a counter-clockwise direction around an "eye." The center of the storm or "eye" is the calmest part.
Hurricanes typically form between 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator.
The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but most hurricanes occur during the fall months.
www.weatherwizkids.com /hurricane1.htm   (1630 words)

 Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricane Andrew (1992), the most devastating hurricane of this century, was a relatively small hurricane.
This means that the wind direction at your location depends on where the hurricane's eye is. A boat on the northern edge of the orange area in Hurricane Fran (right) would experience winds from the east, while a boat on the southern edge would have westerly winds.
As a general rule of thumb, the hurricane's right side (relative to the direction it is travelling) is the most dangerous part of the storm because of the additive effect of the hurricane wind speed and speed of the larger atmospheric flow (the steering winds).
hurricanes.noaa.gov /prepare/structure.htm   (933 words)

 Hurricane Hugo 1989   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricane Hugo is the most intense hurricane to strike Georgia and the Carolinas in the last 105 years.
As with most severe landfalling hurricanes, few wind reporting stations were near the area of strongest winds, or survived to record them.
Hurricane Hugo was the most expensive tropical cyclone to ever strike America up to that time (1989).
www.geocities.com /hurricanene/hurricanehugo.htm   (2181 words)

 hurricane on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricane blows away the competition: Ben Aris traces the history of hurricane hydrocarbons' inexorable rise in the Kazakhstani oil industry and relates its expansion plans.
Atlantic Hurricanes: Despite the lack of landfalling hurricanes in the United States, Allison was the deadliest and costliest tropical storm in the U.S. history.
Hurricane 07B in the Godavari Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India: vulnerability, mitigation and the spatial impact.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h1/hurrican.asp   (802 words)

 Climate Prediction Center - Expert Assessments: Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update
Although the conditions that produce hurricane landfalls are well known, they are often related to the daily weather patterns rather than the seasonal climate patterns, and are very difficult to predict at these extended ranges.
Hurricane seasons during 1995-2004 have averaged 13.6 tropical storms, 7.8 hurricanes, 3.8 major hurricanes, and with an average ACE index of 159% of the median.
Although the conditions that produce hurricane landfalls are well known, they are very difficult to predict at these extended ranges because they are often related to the daily weather patterns rather than the seasonal climate patterns.
www.cpc.noaa.gov /products/outlooks/hurricane.html   (1551 words)

 Hurricane Hunters - 53rd WRS
After major Hurricane Dennis forced us to temporarily evacuate our aircraft from Keesler, it was hard to imagine just how bad things were about to get.
Three days later, we began our week of flights into Hurricane Emily; we flew nearly 50 missions by July 24th, with scarcely a break by the time we hit "Gert" on the list.
The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944.
www.hurricanehunters.com   (339 words)

 1. Cataclysmic cyclones
Hurricanes are born over water, driven by solar energy stored in the ocean.
Hurricanes, properly called tropical cyclones, can travel for weeks across the ocean, blasting islands and coastlines with fierce winds, torrential rains and swollen seas.
Hurricanes are powered by heat in tropical oceans, and they start to weaken upon reaching land.
whyfiles.org /073hurricane   (417 words)

 Climate Prediction Center - Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update
As a result, it is currently not possible as part of this outlook to predict the number or intensity of landfalling hurricanes, or whether a given locality will be impacted by a hurricane this season.  It is important that residents and government officials in hurricane-vulnerable communities have a hurricane preparedness plan in place.
The regional atmospheric circulation anomalies contributing to these long-period fluctuations in hurricane activity is strongly linked to the tropics-wide multi-decadal signal (Bell and Chelliah, 2006).
Hurricane seasons during 1995-2005 have averaged 15 named storms, 8.5 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes, with an average ACE index of 179% of the median.
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov /products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml   (1342 words)

 Ask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It isn't as bad for our airplane to fly through the hurricane as it is for a house to be hit by one, because the house is not supposed to move, and so it takes the full brunt of the wind, and the flat walls and edges of the roof are not "streamlined".
Hurricane Season runs from June 1st - Nov 30th, so there is a potential for tropical cyclones during that month, but you are correct that it is traditionally a "slow" month for such storms.
The diameter of the "gale force" and the "hurricane force" winds are important for warning ships in the path of the hurricane (how far away do they need to stay?), and also for warning people along the coast where the storm is expected to make landfall.
www.hurricanehunters.com /askus.htm   (4486 words)

 AllRefer.com - hurricane (Weather And Climate: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia
hurricane, tropical cyclone in which winds attain speeds greater than 74 mi (119 km) per hr.
Hurricanes have a life span of 1 to 30 days.
They weaken and are transformed into extratropical cyclones after prolonged contact with the colder ocean waters of the middle latitudes, and they rapidly decay after moving over land areas.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/hurrican.html   (237 words)

 Jeep® Hurricane - Concept   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hurricane represents the continued success of bold concept vehicles for the brands as a means of demonstrating Chrysler Group's creative and mechanical expertise.
The Jeep Hurricane is the only vehicle on the auto-show circuit that provides its own turnable feature.
Jeep Hurricane is an honest, minimalist approach to its design augmented with the Jeep signature seven-slot grille, two seats and no doors.
www.jeep.com /autoshow/news/hurricane.html   (624 words)

According to the National Hurricane Center the deadliest U. hurricane of the last 100 years was a category 4 hurricane that hit Galveston, Texas in 1900.
The second deadliest hurricane to hit the United States occurred in Lake Okeechobee, Florida in 1928.
Hurricane Andrew was the costliest hurricane of the last century.
www.mce.k12tn.net /survival/reports/hurricane2.htm   (151 words)

 NCDC: Climate of 2005: Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years.
Hurricane Katrina developed initially as a tropical depression (TD #12 of the season) in the southeastern Bahamas on August 23rd.
Hurricane Andrew in 1992 dropped to fourth, as its central pressure was 922 mb at landfall.
www.ncdc.noaa.gov /oa/climate/research/2005/katrina.html   (1799 words)

 Sky Diary KIDSTORM * facts about hurricanes
Hurricanes are mind-boggling in their size and strength.
Hurricanes usually form in the tropical zones north and south of the equator, where warm waters offer ample fuel for storm formation.
In recent years, Hurricane Andrew hit south of Miami as a Category 4 on August 24, 1992, but was upgraded to a Category 5 in 2002 after 10 years of research.
skydiary.com /kids/hurricanes.html   (1176 words)

 Hurricanes: EnchantedLearning.com
Hurricanes have strong, rotating winds (at least 74 miles per hour or 119 kilometers per hour), a huge amount of rain, low air pressure, thunder and lightning.
Hurricanes often travel from the ocean to the coast and on to land, where the wind, rain, and huge waves can cause extensive destruction.
Generally, when a hurricane moves over land (or over cold ocean waters) the storm begins to weaken and quickly dies down because the storm is fueled by warm water.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/weather/hurricane   (258 words)

 Hurricanes: online meteorology guide
Hurricanes are cyclones that develop over the warm tropical oceans and have sustained winds in excess of 64 knots (74 miles/hour).
These storms are capable of producing dangerous winds, torrential rains and flooding, all of which may result in tremendous property damage and loss of life in coastal populations.
The purpose of this module is to introduce hurricanes and their associated features, to show where hurricanes develop, and to explain the atmospheric conditions necessary for hurricane development.
ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu /(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml   (343 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Hurricanes Work"
Hurricanes wreak havoc when they make landfall, and they can kill thousands of people and cause billions of dollars of property damage when they hit heavily populated areas.
According to the National Hurricane Center, "hurricane" is a name for a tropical cyclone that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean.
The eye of a hurricane is always a low-pressure area.
www.howstuffworks.com /hurricane.htm   (397 words)

 Hurricane And Tropical Storm Advisories, Radar, Information, and News from Hurricane.com
Precise hurricane forecasts remain elusive- The National Hurricane Center hopes that within 20 years it will be able to predict within 95 miles where a storm might go when it is two days out.
Hurricane Center Chief, Don't Watch the Line (AP) -...Don't watch the little fl line down the center of the models because there are wide errors and watch for rapidly intensifying storms., Thu, 11 May 2006 08:48:49 GMT
Hurricane cycle far from over-Hurricane Katrina brought much death and destruction to Mississippi and Louisiana, and upcoming hurricane seasons could be just as dangerous, says a M.S.U. hurricane expert., Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:54:00 GMT
www.hurricane.com   (2099 words)

 naplesnews.com | Hurricane 2005
With three days until its projected landfall, Hurricane Wilma had Lee County in a frenzy Wednesday as residents scrambled to secure supplies and local schools and government agencies hurried to cancel meetings and classes and prepare evacuation plans.
Hurricane Rita bypassed Collier County on Tuesday, sparing an area that has escaped damage during a two-year series of storms which ravaged Florida and the upper Gulf Coast.
With Tropical Storm Rita bearing down on Florida as a potential hurricane, officials with the state Attorney General's office and the state Department of Agriculture are expecting their phone lines to light up soon.
www.hurricane2005.com   (908 words)

 Hurricane Alley - Tracking Tropical Cyclones Worldwide
If you have an interest in the phenomenon itself then we will provide you with as much information as there is available on the internet about the most awesome of nature's storms.
It is not to be used for forecasting purposes, or in making decisions about your life, your safety, or your property.
Hurricane Alley 2007 forecast for Atlantic Basin tropical activity is released !!!
www.hurricanealley.net   (153 words)

 Science with NOAA Research: Hurricanes
Hurricanes are also called typhoons and tropical cyclones in other parts of the world, but they are basically the same type of storm.
In addition to strong winds that may damage homes and injure people, hurricanes can produce tornadoes, severe flooding and beach erosion.  Most people who lose their lives during hurricanes live on the coast and are killed by a large sheet of ocean water moved by the hurricane called storm surge
People living in areas that are likely to be hit by a hurricane usually get advanced warning of a day or two and then have enough time to prepare for these huge powerful storms before they strike.
www.oar.noaa.gov /k12/html/hurricanes2.html   (258 words)

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