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Hurricanes Aug.20.2020

Few facts about hurricanes

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Each year, the hurricane season begins in June and ends in November. These are incredibly intense storms that nature can cause. Because of new technologies and human progress, we know them much more and can measure and predict them more easily. We’ve put together a lot of hurricane facts for you.

Different names in different parts of the world

Depending on where the cyclone is formed in the world and its strength, it has different names. For example, in the eastern Pacific, it is called a hurricane, while in Asia it is called a typhoon, and just a cyclone around the world.

A tropical cyclone is a low-pressure system that draws heat from warm oceanic waters.

A lot of type of shapes and sizes

We will start with the example of the Typhoon Tip, which reached a few dozen miles in diameter, which is half the size of the United States. But not all hurricanes are perfectly shaped. Some of them may look incomprehensible, and people need the best technologies and expert opinion to predict them.

Storm Marco, which was seen in the Gulf of Mexico, was the smallest ever. However, it was able to reach the force of the hurricane, although its radius of impact was not very large.

The eyes of the hurricane speak for him

If the eye is small, it means that the storm is very strong. If it’s round, it means that the storm is stable and strong enough to cause problems. If the eye is not flat and shaking, it means that the storm wants to get stronger and strive for it. We can describe a hurricane in his eye, just like the people.

Storms are not frequent visitors to California

Even though California is on the coastline, it often avoids the threat of storms because of the cold ocean. For this area, tropical cyclones are very rare. However, some of these cyclones have reached its territory. The most severe impact was in San Diego in the 19th century. It was a rather strange phenomenon that hit the southern part of the solar state, the storm even managed to reach the intensity of Category 1.

Hurricane Hunters

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During World War II, a group of BBC scientists created a group of hurricane hunters. These people flew in special aircraft during a violent storm to measure its power and predict its behavior. This practice became a basic tool for determining and predicting the behavior of a hurricane. Unfortunately, satellites and images are not enough to determine the future course of the hurricane.

How they are doing?

Hurricane hunters use special sensors, which measure waves and seafoam to accurately estimate the force of winds on the surface. They use many different tools to estimate a storm by other parameters (humidity, pressure, temperature) to have a detailed picture of what is happening. They have special drones at their disposal, which they release from the sky to the ground. Their work is quite dangerous, but must be very exciting.

Why hurricanes have names?

Tropical Storms began to get their names in 1950. The Atlantic Ocean and the East Pacific storms are named in the form of male and female names to make it easier to keep track of forecasts and news. The use of names is repeated every six years. The World Meteorological Organization, which was created by the UN, coordinates the whole process.

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