sábado, 15 de mayo de 2010

What is a hurricane?

Begging with this blog, it's important explain what a hurricane is, so I interviewed to Meteorologist of the Dirección Estatal de Protección, Captain Jaime Villasano Espejo who said that:

"A hurricane is a low pressure system that forms over warm sea which groups cloudes in spiral shape. During its trayectory produces heavy rains and strong winds. The Hurricane Season for the fourth region that covers Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean starts on June 1 and finishes on November 30 but the months where there is a major activity are Agust, September and October. In consequence, the month more dangerous for our State is September.
The conditiones for hurricanes to develop, there must be a warm layer of water at the top of the sea with a surface temperature greater than 80 degrees F (27 degrees C). This ocurrs during spring and summer.

The life of a hurricane is divided into four stages: tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm and hurricane.
At the moment that system becomes a tropical storm, it receives an official name and continuos with the same if it becomes a hurricane. "

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