Replace that fear with knowledge about tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and more with fun weather games!
Like tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes happen when warm air mixes with cold air, creating intense wind, rain and flooding. Typhoons and hurricanes happen when warm air mixes with cold air, creating intense wind, rain and flooding. NASASpecial camera filters were used to highlight the details and textures of Saturn's monster hurricane. Scientists plan to continue studying the enormous storm in order to better understand hurricanes on our own planet. In the picture at left, residents pick through the ruins of their houses, searching for anything they can salvage.
Hurricanes are called tropical cyclones by meteorologists, and actually they are only called hurricanes in certain parts of the world. Hurricane: This word is interesting because it comes directly to English from the Spanish (instead of Latin).
You name it: Imagine that NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) has asked you for a new name for tropical cyclones that hit land in the North Atlantic (rare, but happens). Make a flow chart to show the critical stages of the formation of a hurricane using the information from the animation and what you have read.


In 1969, two scientists created a scale to rate the strength of hurricanes based on wind speed. The University of Wisconsin compiles satellite montages of the tracks of hurricanes such as the one you see at above. Using the montages on the site above, plot the tracks of Hurricanes Ike and Katrina on separate copies of the tracking map you printed.
Even though there are 26 letters in the alphabet, they only use 21 letters for the names because some letters don’t have enough names that start with them. Take the FREE & fun Typhoons and Hurricanes quiz and download FREE Typhoons and Hurricanes worksheet for kids. Now, for the first time, the spacecraft has provided scientists with close-up views of a giant hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole.
A man named Henry Piddington, who worked for the British East India Company, created this word as a name for monstrous oceanic storms after witnessing one in December of 1789 in India. Select five key steps that you feel are the most important in the formation of a hurricane.
It is in this band of warm water that hurricanes are born, first as wind, then tropical depressions, then tropical storms, and then finally, hurricanes. The scale, called the Saffir-Simpson Scale after the two developers, is available at large with details about the types of damage that each level of hurricane can cause.


Using the table to help you, design a questionnaire to be given to people after the hurricane to determine the category the hurricane most likely was. The montages show the path of the hurricane, with different colored lines on top of the image indicating the storm’s intensity.
Hurricanes, one of nature’s most destructive forces, are particularly interesting and lend themselves to independent exploration. All telegraph equipment was destroyed, and it took two days for word to begin to get out that Galveston and its residents were devastated.
Learning how Saturn’s storms use water vapor could help scientists better understand how hurricanes on Earth are formed. The study of hurricanes rewards the young scholar with the ability to understand more about the forces that shape our world. American weather forecasters ignored the warnings of Cuban meteorologists as the storm careened across the Gulf of Mexico. The information can be facts about hurricanes you learned from the animation, or more information about the step you chose.



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