Hurricane history can be a difficult subject to understand. The original descriptions of hurricanes and other tropical storms as they happened were written long ago. As such, many of the details of the storms may be misrepresented. There have been many changes made to the modern meaning of words such as storm and hurricane.
In the past, there were mainly two kinds of storms: those that came from the Atlantic Ocean and those that came from the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic storms came from places such as Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida. However, the Tropical Storms and Hurricanes from the Caribbean Sea came from Cuba, the Bahamas, and South Florida.
Hurricane history has been a topic of much debate for some time. A true storm is defined as a system which has certain characteristics of a typhoon, cyclone, or tornado. These characteristics are wind, heavy rain, and waves. These features are so common that people often confuse them with being caused by storms. For example, heavy rain combined with high winds is what we call a thunderstorm, and high winds combined with heavy rain is what we call a tornado.
Hurricanes have to keep moving to be able to produce an impact on land. They can’t just sit stationary, they have to move to the north and to the south in order to cause land damage. The wind speed in a hurricane is typically measured in knots. Hurricane speeds are typically measured in miles per hour, but these two numbers can actually differ depending on where on the planet you are.
Many scientists believe that modern storms come from unstable and rapidly warming ocean waters. Because of this, many of the dangerous winds in the Eastern Pacific that are usually associated with hurricanes have turned into weak gusts. Hurricane history has proven this point. While many hurricanes did actually originate from these eastern Pacific waters, many of them did not have their strength in these waters.
Hurricane history also shows that many tropical storms and hurricanes that do occur in the Atlantic Basin do so when the low pressure center begins to spin out of control. This spinning out of the low pressure center creates a large cyclonic vortex which then sucks water into the air. This water gets pulled in because of the spin and it grows quickly, resulting in the intense wind bursts.
Hurricane history is all over the place. Some things are true while others are not. In order to have a better idea of how many hurricanes occur in the United States, it would be best to look at where they are, their size, how strong they are, and when they occur.
While there are many factors to consider, one that should not be ignored is the fact that severe weather and the risks associated with it should be a concern. This is why NOAA and FEMA both require all adults to be educated on the threat of severe weather.