Tornadoes and hurricanes can be compared by size, where they happen, and there appearance. First of all, hurricanes and tornadoes are huge! Hurricanes are a humongous storm surrounded by water sucking water up with wind and spitting out water flooding cities. Hurricanes can reach 300 miles in width and 9 miles in height (Source 4)! Tornadoes are incredibly tremendous.
They cause a lot more damage than tornadoes do. Cost billions of dollars of damage. The wind of a hurricane at least reaches up to 74 mph. Hurricanes are about 300 miles wide. According to source 4 on hurricanes.
The tallest it has gotten before is 7 miles. Tornadoes form in a very interesting way. Mainly tornadoes form from thunderstorms. The tornadoes form when warm air and cold air mix. The warm moist air comes from the Gulf of Mexico and the cold air comes from Canada.
“After the air has risen to a certain height, the wind turns the raising air forcing it to rotate. This rotating column of air spins down to the ground, causing a tornado” (“what Causes Tornadoes?”). Typically, thunderstorms will develop in warm, moist air ahead of the storm system, causing the storm to produce a tornado. “In a thunderstorm, the tornado begins as a circulation several thousands of feet above the ground and slowly descends to the ground” (“TORNADOES”). Commonly, you don’t see tornadoes in the fall or winter months, but in the spring and summer months tornadoes begin to appear.
1. Hurricane Katrina caused the most devastating destruction to the South East Coast of the United States, especially the city of New Orleans. The 2005 hurricane caused approximately 1,836 casualties, and the speed was about 175 miles per hour (Bush 5). Hurricane Katrina was ranked a fifth-category storm. About 80 percent of New Orleans was literally wiped out.
On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and causing over 1,000 injuries as the powerful storm destroyed over 2,000 buildings, making it the deadliest single tornado on record in the U.S. since 1950. The afternoon was hot and humid on May 22, 2011, resulting in a supercell thunderstorm that was tracked from extreme southeast Kansas into far southwest Missouri. This storm along with others generated additional tornadoes, wind damage and flash flooding across far southwest Missouri. The Joplin Tornado consisted of winds in excess of 200 mph, was ¾ of a mile wide, and had a track lasting six miles. At 5:17 p.m. local time, a tornado warning was implemented by the the NWS Springfield Weather Forecast Office.
Hurricane Mississippi Tornado 1971 According to the Oxford English Dictionary, I found a tornado to be a mobile destructive vortex of violently rotating winds, having the appearance of a funnel shaped cloud, and advancing beneath a large storm system. "Tornado” ( Oxford English Dictionary) In February 1971 the Hurricane School was destroyed by a winter tornado. A winter tornado is more destructive due to them seeming to be a thunder storm although a tornado. Although a tornado can be life threatening and cause destruction, the aftermath can result in bringing a community together. On February 21, 1971 three primary killer tornadoes began late that balmy Sunday afternoon: The air was so humid my mother and her cousin talk about when you
In these day, hurricane is the one of the most terrifying disaster that occur on many countries in this world, it can cause damage and harmful to people. Hurricane is a huge storm that form above the ocean then move to the land and we call it “hurricane” when the wind speeds reach up to 74 mph. However, these storm are call in different names depends on the location that they occur. For example, we call it “typhoon” in Pacific Ocean, “cyclone” in Indian Ocean, etc. In these essay, we will point on the two-main cause and two-main negative effect of the hurricane and some idea of the basic preparation.
In addition, over 11,000 residents lost power because of the strong winds downing powerlines and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport canceled over 40 flights, with others being delayed an average of 20 minutes. Strong winds are expected to continue through today and temperatures are expected to only be in the 40s, but feel like 30s because of the wind chill. Weather System heading for New England As of Friday the storm system will be dissipating, but will still be carrying enough punch to cause high winds with gusts of up to 60 mph and dump several inches of wet snow in the Lake Superior area. Snow is expected with flurries and lowered visibility throughout a large swath of the Northern states and lower Great Lakes region. The National Weather Service continues to watch the storm closely and assess and damage caused.
Over fifty people died from flooding and mudslides. Sandy became even stronger as it moved from Hispaniola to Cuba. Fifty-five thousand people were evacuated. The storm hit Santiago de Compostela, Cuba’s second largest city. Sandy became the deadliest hurricane to hit Cuba.
In the article, meteorologist Joseph T. Shafer said that, “the reason for the rapid increase in numbers isn’t because of climate change, it’s because of people change” (Perkins n.p.). With that being said what Shafer means is that as people move out of cities and go to the next they are more likely to spot tornadoes and the increase in media use has caused people to be more weather-aware and they are more likely to report these whirlwinds of terror. A bunch of meteorologists also got together and did some research and discovered that there has been a mix of 4 million tornadoes over 30,000 years (Perkins
Mapleton Iowa is located in the western part of Iowa. The Mapleton Iowa started off with heavy hail and really strong winds. The Mapleton Iowa caused damage and destruction. The Mapleton Iowa tornado “WIND DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY WINDS ESTIMATED AT 136 TO 165 MPH.” “Injured 14 people were injured” and “75% of the town destroyed”. About 600 plus homes were destroyed.
Many people were effective by this terrible storm on this day. Did you know that Hurricane Katrina is one of the five most deadliest hurricanes that ever hit the U.S?The average elevation is about 6 feet below sea level. The winds average from 100-400 miles per hour. More than half of the people in Hurricane Katrina were senior citizens. More than 500 people died in
Hurricane Sandy destroyed many buildings along the east coast. Sandy was a category one through four hurricane and that is a very dangerous hurricane. Those categories showed in all the destruction that was left after the storm. There were thousands of homes that were destroyed because of the flooding and the high winds that ripped through the towns. Many of people’s homes were not even in the same place because the high flooding picked the houses up off the ground and were move with the water.