By Brandon and Cody, Hurricane Experts
Definition of a Hurricane:
is a tropical storm with the winds that have reached a constanst speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Eye of the storm is usually 20-30 miles wide and the storm effect may extend over 400 miles. A single hurricane can last up 2 weeks in open water and can run a length of the whole eastern seaboard. The hurricane effects can be felt days or even a week before the storm arrives.
What causes a hurricane
low pressure that forms over warm ocean waters in summer and early fall. This low pressure is a key factor for a hurricane because it needs this to start to form into a low pressure system. Wator is the "fuel" for the system and drives it to warmer waters (Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean)