Hurricanes <ul><li>What is a hurricane? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Hurricanes are very large, swirling storms with very low pressure at their center.  </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanes c...
The Eye <ul><li>Hurricanes rotate counterclockwise around an eye.  </li></ul><ul><li>The eye has only light winds and fair...
<ul><li>When hurricanes come onto land they cause a lot of damage to buildings, trees, and cars.  </li></ul>
Storm Surge
<ul><li>Storm surges cause a lot of destruction especially where there is a shallow-water coastline.  STORM SURGE VIDEO </...
 
Hurricane Season <ul><li>The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but most hurricanes occur during the...
Naming Hurricanes <ul><li>The World Meteorological Organization uses different sets of names depending on the part of the ...
In 2009 the names will be… <ul><li>Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fred Grace Henri Ida Joaquin Kate Larry Mindy Nicholas O...
Hurricane Paths for 2005
Categorizing Hurricanes-VIDEO Category 1 74-95 mph winds Least amount of damage Category 2 96-110 mph winds Will rip shing...
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  1. 1. Hurricanes <ul><li>What is a hurricane? </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Hurricanes are very large, swirling storms with very low pressure at their center. </li></ul><ul><li>Hurricanes can be up to 600 miles wide and have winds of 75 to 200 mph. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaporation from warm sea water increases their power. </li></ul><ul><li>What is evaporation? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Eye <ul><li>Hurricanes rotate counterclockwise around an eye. </li></ul><ul><li>The eye has only light winds and fair weather. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>When hurricanes come onto land they cause a lot of damage to buildings, trees, and cars. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Storm Surge
  6. 6. <ul><li>Storm surges cause a lot of destruction especially where there is a shallow-water coastline. STORM SURGE VIDEO </li></ul>
  7. 8. Hurricane Season <ul><li>The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but most hurricanes occur during the fall months. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Naming Hurricanes <ul><li>The World Meteorological Organization uses different sets of names depending on the part of the world the storm is in. </li></ul><ul><li>Around the U.S., only women's names were used until 1979. Then it was decided that they should alternate a list that included men's names too. </li></ul><ul><li>There's 6 different name lists that alternate each year. If a hurricane does significant damage, its name is retired and replaced with another. </li></ul>
  9. 10. In 2009 the names will be… <ul><li>Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fred Grace Henri Ida Joaquin Kate Larry Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor Wanda </li></ul>
  10. 11. Hurricane Paths for 2005
  11. 12. Categorizing Hurricanes-VIDEO Category 1 74-95 mph winds Least amount of damage Category 2 96-110 mph winds Will rip shingles off of roofs Category 3 111-130 mph winds Blows down trees, destroys mobile homes Category 4 131-155 mph winds Extensive damage, high chance of flooding Category 5 156+ mph winds Small buildings are overturned or blown away

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