Weather Tidbits: Hurricane Formation

We turn things tropical in this Weather Tidbits with the formation of hurricanes. Hurricanes need 4 ingredients for the chance to thrive which are warm ocean temperatures above 80°, plenty of moisture and low wind shear. Hurricanes are born as an inverted trough known as a tropical or easterly wave, but with organization they eventually grow to various stages such as a tropical disturbance, a tropical depression and a tropical storm.

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