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Earth

Hurricanes

Activities

1.  Hurricanes are unique storms, in part, because of their wind patterns. Check out this wind map to see how the wind pushes storms across the United States.  What is the wind doing where you live?

2.  Barometers help scientists measure atmospheric pressure.  Before modern weather forecasting, barometers helped scientists understand the fundamentals of the weather. You can make your own barometer at home following these instructions.

3.  Want to track hurricanes yourself?  NOAA has a chart you can print out and track the next storm across the Atlantic.

Did you know that 40% of ALL hurricanes that strike the US, hit Florida!  But how do hurricanes form?  How powerful are they?  What do storm categories mean?  And what should you do when a hurricane strikes? 

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