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Hurricane & Tornadoes Vocabulary

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Storm Surge is strong gales of wind that create sudden tidal waves. Atmospheric Pressure is pressure that is created by the weight of the air. Cyclone is a strong storm with a lot of wind. Category 3 Hurricane involves winds 111-130 mph. Category 4 Hurricane involves winds 131-155 mph. Eye is a relatively calm, clear area at the center of a hurricane. Hurricane is a severe tropical storm, accompanied by thunderstorms. Millibar is a tool used to measure atmospheric pressure. Typhoon is a violent cyclone or hurricane. Tornado is a whirlwind that can be extremely destructive and violent. Vortex is a mass of swirling water that draws everything near it. Gulf Stream is a warm current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico along the north coast of the U.S. Tropical Depression is an area with heavy winds and rain in tropical areas. Trade Winds are winds blowing toward the equator.

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