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1 Hurricanes

2 What Is A Hurricane? Hurricanes are intense tropical cyclones with a maximum sustained speed of at least 65 knots (74mph). Hurricanes are intense tropical cyclones with a maximum sustained speed of at least 65 knots (74mph).

3 By Any Other Name Hurricanes form in the warm waters of the world. Hurricanes form in the warm waters of the world. In the Eastern Pacific they are called typhoons. In the Eastern Pacific they are called typhoons. In the Indian Ocean theyre called cyclones. In the Indian Ocean theyre called cyclones.

4 By Any Other Name They usually form from some old low pressure system or tropical wave. They usually form from some old low pressure system or tropical wave. If the wave develops circulation and reaches winds of 35knots( 39mph ) they are tropical storms and named. If the wave develops circulation and reaches winds of 35knots( 39mph ) they are tropical storms and named.

5 Physical Make-up Hurricanes have a diameter of less than 100 miles to over 500 miles. Hurricanes have a diameter of less than 100 miles to over 500 miles.

6 Physical Make-up They have a more or less circular eye which may be well defined in stronger storms. They have a more or less circular eye which may be well defined in stronger storms.

7 Hurricane Power Hurricanes are ranked on a 1-5 scale called the Saffir- Simpson Scale. Hurricanes are ranked on a 1-5 scale called the Saffir- Simpson Scale.

8 Hurricane Power A 1 would be a minimal hurricane with winds mph. A 1 would be a minimal hurricane with winds mph. A 5 is catastrophic with winds 155 mph+ A 5 is catastrophic with winds 155 mph+

9 Danger from Hurricanes In the US, most people that die from hurricanes are killed by fresh water flooding. In the US, most people that die from hurricanes are killed by fresh water flooding.

10 Danger from Hurricanes Worldwide, most die from the storm surge. Worldwide, most die from the storm surge. Why would that occur? Why would that occur?

11 Storm Surge To Answer that question lets take a look at storm surge. To Answer that question lets take a look at storm surge.

12 Think You Know Why? In the US our warning system is so good that people along the coast know when the storm is coming.

13 Think You Know Why? In many parts of the world people may not know to leave.

14 Think Back! Fresh water flooding was the number one cause of death in the United States. Fresh water flooding was the number one cause of death in the United States.

15 Do you remember from the graph the number two cause of death by hurricane in the U.S.? Do you remember from the graph the number two cause of death by hurricane in the U.S.?

16 THE WIND! Take a look at this piece of wood that was driven into the palm tree. Take a look at this piece of wood that was driven into the palm tree.

17 THE WIND! Flying objects in the wind can be very dangerous. Flying objects in the wind can be very dangerous.

18 Here Are A Few Hurricane Questions! When is the official starting date for the Atlantic Hurricane season? When is the official starting date for the Atlantic Hurricane season?

19 Here Are A Few Hurricane Questions! What is the last day of the hurricane season? What is the last day of the hurricane season?

20 THE ANSWER! The Atlantic Season begins June 1 st and ends on November 30 th. The Atlantic Season begins June 1 st and ends on November 30 th. BUT! Atlantic hurricanes have occurred in every month but one! BUT! Atlantic hurricanes have occurred in every month but one!

21 During Which Month Do We Have The Largest Number Of Hurricanes? On the average, there are 10 named storms a year. Historically, September is the month with the most named storms. On the average, there are 10 named storms a year. Historically, September is the month with the most named storms.

22 Hurricanes That Have Impacted Our Area.

23 The Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944 This storm had reported sustained winds of 134mph at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay This storm had reported sustained winds of 134mph at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay

24 Hurricane Hazel in 1954 Hurricane Hazel caused a great deal of damage to the Tidewater area with sustained winds in excess of 100mph. Hurricane Hazel caused a great deal of damage to the Tidewater area with sustained winds in excess of 100mph.

25 Hurricane Camille in 1969 One of the Few Category 5 storms to hit the US. One of the Few Category 5 storms to hit the US. 113 died in Virginia due to the heavy rains and flash floods. 113 died in Virginia due to the heavy rains and flash floods. Richmond was flooded! Richmond was flooded!

26 Hurricane Floyd in 1999 Hurricane Floyd caused a great deal of flooding and power outages from fallen trees. Hurricane Floyd caused a great deal of flooding and power outages from fallen trees. Notice the rain bands. Notice the rain bands.

27 Bonus Question! What Two Things Will Kill Or Weaken A Hurricane? Think About The Things That Are Needed For A Hurricane To Form.

28 The Answer! Cold Water AND Land! Cold Water AND Land!

29 Now A Quick Review! A hurricane must have a sustained wind of at least ___ mph. A hurricane must have a sustained wind of at least ___ mph

30 #2 Hurricanes are called _______ in the Eastern Pacific. Hurricanes are called _______ in the Eastern Pacific. Typhoons Typhoons

31 #3 What is the name of the hurricane intensity scale? What is the name of the hurricane intensity scale? Saffer-Simpson Saffer-Simpson

32 #4 What aspect about hurricanes kills the most people in the U.S.? What aspect about hurricanes kills the most people in the U.S.? Freshwater Flooding Freshwater Flooding

33 #5 When does the Atlantic Hurricane season officially begin? When does the Atlantic Hurricane season officially begin? June 1st June 1st

34 The Last Question! What Category 5 hurricane killed over 100 people in Virginia? What Category 5 hurricane killed over 100 people in Virginia? Camille Camille


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