Hurricanes 
               
Information about hurricanes, places to get tracking maps, and more

                

Tropical Twisters - Hurricanes and How They Work -
   http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/index.html
The Weather Channel's Tropical Update -
http://www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical/
USA Today Hurricane Page -
   http://www.usatoday.com/weather/hurricane/hurricane-resources.htm
Accuweather Hurricane Center - http://www.accuweather.com/hurricane/index.asp
Weather Underground:
(these WU sites are activated only when there is a hurricane warning; scroll down page)
        Tropical Weather: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
        Coordinates: 
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
        Public Advisory: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
        Satellite Map: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
        Tracking Map: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

        Computer Models: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

        (For information about the models - http://www.hurricanealley.net/hurmdls.htm)
NASA - About Hurricanes - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html

What is a hurricane? (Information comes from NOAA) http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/

    "A hurricane is a severe tropical storm, that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico or in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes need warm tropical oceans, moisture and light winds above them. If the right conditions last long enough, a hurricane can produce violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains and floods.

    Hurricanes rotate in a counterclockwise direction around an "eye." Hurricanes have winds at least 74 miles per hour. There are on average six Atlantic hurricanes each year; over a 3-year period, approximately five hurricanes strike the United States coastline from Texas to Maine.

    When hurricanes move onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. The heavy waves are called a storm surge. Storm surge is very dangerous and a major reason why you MUST stay away from the ocean during a hurricane warning or hurricane."


Hurricane Basics - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/main/index.html
                     http://www.comet.ucar.edu/nsflab/web/hurricane/311.htm
                    
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/pdf/hurricanebook.pdf
                     http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/hurricanes/
                    
Hurricanes: Online Meteorology Guide -
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml
About.com Hurricanes - http://geography.about.com/cs/hurricanes/a/hurricane.htm

What is the eye of a hurricane? http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A11.html

For more information about hurricanes, see:
   
National Hurricane Center - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
    Preparedness - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/

                     http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/sfl-hurricane-basics-list,0,3836066.htmlstory
    Hurricanes for Kids from FEMA - http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
    Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory -
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A1.html
    The Hurricane Hunters - http://www.hurricanehunters.com/
    Hurricanes from How Stuff Works -
      http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/hurricane.htm
    Weather Wiz Kids Hurricanes - http://www.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/hurricane.htm
    A Fierce Force of Nature - Hurricanes 
    BBC Weather Centre - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7533909.stm
                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/natural_hazards/hurricanes_rev1.shtml


    Exploring the Environment: Hurricanes -

        http://web.archive.org/web/20070301212541/www.cet.edu/ete/modules/sevweath/swwhatare.html

    Hurricane videos - http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/forces-of-nature-kids/hurricanes-101-kids/
                        http://video.pbs.org/video/2281149149/
                        http://video.about.com/geography/All-About-Hurricanes.htm
       http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/environment-natural-disasters/hurricanes/hurricane-montage/
      
Hurricane Storm Science from Miami Museum of Science - http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/
National Geographic Eye on the Sky-Nature's Fury - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/photos/hurricanes/
   http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/hurricanes/hurricanes.html


Hurricane Classification

Category 1 - 74-95 mph winds
 Category 2 - 96-110 mph winds
   Category 3 - 111-129 mph winds 
   Category 4 - 130-155 mph winds 
               Category 5 - greater than 155 mph winds

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
                                    
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/laescae.html

                                     http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/saffir-simpson.html
  http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/HurricaneFacts/what-is-the-saffirsimpson-wind/31021

Hurricane Watch vs. Hurricane Warning -
  http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340160_Hurricane.pdf
  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/wwa.php
  http://www.emergency.ucf.edu/watch_vs_warning.html

Hurricane Emergency Procedures -
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Hurricane Emergency Supplies - http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml
Comprehensive Hurricane Survival Kit - US Southern
Command

Disaster Supply Kit including a Kids Activity Booklet - http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
                                                           http://www.ready.gov/kids/fun-games
                                                           http://www.ready.gov/kids/parents-teachers


Names of Atlantic Hurricanes from 2013-2018: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

Hurricane Katrina 2005 - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hurricanekatrina.html
    Famous (Infamous?) Hurricanes - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0778120.html
    Most Intense - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0778121.html
    Costliest - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0778285.html

Hurricanes Crossword Puzzle - http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/fellow6/may99/May%20Project/Crossword%20Java/hurricanecw.html

Tracking Maps to print and follow the path of the hurricane:
     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tracking_charts.shtml

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/AT_Track_chart.pdf
    
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
     http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/HurricaneFacts/download-hurricane-tracking-ma/31029
     http://www2.fiu.edu/orgs/w4ehw/tracking-maps.html

Old Farmer's Almanac - http://www.almanac.com/content/hurricane-tracking-maps

Old Farmer's Almanac - http://www.almanac.com/content/hurricane-forecasts-and-common-questions

Hurricane Virtual Field Trip - http://www.field-guides.com/sci/hurricane/

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This page was developed by Kathi Mitchell
and was last updated on April 19, 2013