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A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm centre known as the qeye.q The qeyeq is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from 1 June to 30 November. This book presents the facts and history of hurricanes.363.3/492 20 Geographic Area Code: nwjma€” CALL NUMBER: HV636 1988 Copy 1 - Request in: Jefferson or Adams Bldg ... Notes: Cover title. aquot;September 2006.aquot; aquot;GAO-06-834.aquot; Includes bibliographical references. Subjects: United States.

Author:Paul V. Kislow
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2008


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