Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hurricanes and Tornados

Hurricanes and Tornado

Hurricanes and tornado are violent storms.Both have very strong winds.These winds spin in circles.A hurricane forms over the ocean.This storms is most dangerous when it moves towards land and hits towns along the coasts.A hurricane can also be dangerous to boats that get caught in it.Weather scientists,called meteorologists,can tell if a hurricane is forming.They look at photographs of the Earth.These photos are taken from space.From above,a hurricane looks like a big white circle with a hole in the center.That circle of clouds is about 300 miles wide.From below,the clouds look like a dark storms.Strong winds blow.Heavy rain falls.Huge waves crash.Most hurricanes happen during the months when the surface of the ocean is very warm.These months are called hurricane season.

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