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Hurricanes Topic Guide

Reading: National Weather Service Jet Stream - Online School for Weather

Look at the left-hand menu bar under the title Tropical Weather. Read the following in these sections (you can certainly read the whole Website, but this is the minimum you need):

Terms you should know:



hurricane eye:
storm surge:

Key Concepts and Questions:

1. Where do hurricanes form? Why?



2. What are the necessary conditions for a hurricane to form?





3. What are the major hazards associated with hurricanes? Describe each one.