Hurricane Florence churns in the Atlantic: How can these powerful tropical storms form?



FEMA Warns Residents to ‘take Action Now’ with an Edge of Dangerous Hurricane Florence

Hurricanes are known for the strong winds and the potential for heavy rainfall — but do you understand the functioning of the meterological phenonema?

Here is what you need to know about the Hurricane Florence before he hits in the US

Storms in the making

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a detailed online how hurricanes form.

“These severe storms form over the ocean, often beginning as a tropical wave — a low pressure area that extends through the moisture-rich tropics, possibly enhancing shower and thunderstorm activity,” the agency explains.

The warm air is another important factor.

“As this weather system moves westward across the tropics, warm ocean air rises in the storm, the formation of an area of low pressure under it,” the NOAA adds. “This ensures that there is more air in the tip. The air rises and cools, forming clouds and thunderstorms. In the clouds, the water condenses and forms droplets, releasing still more heat to the power of the storm.”

However, not every storm is a hurricane: NOAA shall submit to the wind of at least 74 miles per hour.


Nothing special about the Hurricane Florence?

Florence is, in the direction of the south-east of the US — with an unusual journey.

“Florence is a unique storm in the way that it has taken,” Fox News’ meteorologist Adam Klotz asid. “Historically, storms that have the track Florence has taken a turn to the north from the Atlantic Ocean to reach the US coast.”

Florence path is not common. A storm in a position is usually to convert into the sea. A Bermuda high has forced this storm on the east coast.

— adam klotz (@AdamKlotzFNC) September 11, 2018

However, Florence is a different story.

“A high pressure system, known as a Bermuda high is in place, making Florence a path to the south and west of what we usually see,” Klotz said.


What should I know?

There are steps you can take to prepare for a hurricane as it approaches, depending on how many hours drive is from your area. If you have pets, you can have your furry companions to be ready, also by taking a few simple steps.

For the residents in the Carolina’s and Virginia brace for Florence, officials some emergency numbers that may be useful.

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