A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, with winds that reaches over 74 miles per hour. In the Southern

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A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, with winds that reaches over 74 miles per hour. In the Southern Hemisphere a hurricane circulates clockwise, and in the Northern Hemisphere it circulates counterclockwise. Hurricanes usually occur during the summer and fall seasons because that is when the water temperature is at its warmest. There are various stages that a hurricane goes through to become one and there are also various ways to track down a hurricane too.

The first stage of a hurricane is called a tropical disturbance. The wind speed is less than twenty-five miles per hour, with a slight open circulation going on. The tropical disturbance consists of clouds, showers, and thunderstorms, which remain intact for twenty-four hours or more.
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The eye is located in the center of the hurricane. An eye wall surrounds the eye, and is the most intense region of rainfall and winds. Hurricanes are the Earth’s strongest tropical cyclones, which can cause a significant amount of damage. It is rated according to their wind speed on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The ranges of the scale go from one to five, with one being the weakest and five being the strongest. When the hurricane reaches to cooler land or water, it rapidly loses its intensity.

There are many different ways to track down a hurricane and one of the ways is by a satellite. In 1960, the United States sent the first satellite to monitor the weather conditions. Technology made launching and developing the satellite easier to track down hurricanes. Before it was hard for meteorologist to track down hurricanes when they didn’t have the technology to do so. Satellites are constantly taking photos. These photos can help meteorologist gather information by putting the several hours of the pictures together and predict where the hurricane is heading.

The Doppler radar is another way that meteorologist can track down a hurricane. The Doppler radar can detect rain that is associated with the tropical cyclones. It is 200 to 250 mile distance radar coverage. The radar estimates the amount of rain that has fallen, and it estimates the movement, and wind speed during a

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