Cane Lab: Go to www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/games/canelab.htm
Play the game and record your results in the table below. Then answer the questions that follow.
In order to finish the game, you have to answer all the questions correctly.
1. What is the most favorable range of latitudes for Atlantic hurricane formation?
5̊S to 10̊N
5̊N to 30̊N
15̊N to 40̊N
2. What is the minimum temperature (in Celsius) for hurricane formation?
3. To form, hurricanes need a lot of wind shear and very little moisture. (True or False)
Weather Wiz Kids: Go to http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
Click on “Hurricanes” in the left column. Search for the answers to the following questions.
How long do hurricanes generally last? ____________________________________________________
How fast do hurricanes move over the open ocean? __________________________________________
How to hurricanes gather heat and energy? _________________________________________________
Which direction do hurricanes rotate in the…
Northern Hemisphere: ___________________________________________________
What is the center of the storm called? ____________________________________________________
Describe the conditions (of wind and weather) inside the center part of the hurricane. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What kinds of damage do hurricanes cause? ________________________________________________
Look at the diagram “What does a hurricane need?” and list the five things that are necessary for hurricanes to form.
Use the “Tropical Tracks” link to look at last year’s hurricane records. Click the map to enlarge; this should pop up on another page.
What is the name of the last tropical storm in 2013? ______________________________
What is the range of dates for this storm? _____________________________________
What is the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning?
What is the difference between a tropical depression and a tropical storm?
A storm becomes a hurricane when the wind speeds reach ___________ mph.
What are some safety guidelines to follow before, during, and after a hurricane?
Before a hurricane: _____________________________________________________
During a hurricane: _____________________________________________________
After a hurricane: ______________________________________________________