Hurricanes are formed by rain clouds that grow over warm ocean waters. The clouds build to create wind speeds higher than 74 miles per hour. While tornadoes can attack without warning, hurricanes form over a period of da... More »

The parts of a hurricane are called the eye, the eye wall and the rain bands. The eye is at the center of the hurricane and usually measures between 20 to 40 miles. The eye wall surrounds the eye, stretching 5 to 30 mile... More »

According to, Hurricane Katrina formed after the warm rising air in the tropics formed into a cyclone. The hurricane began in the central Bahamas and came ashore as a Category 1 storm in southern Florida. After ... More »

According to NASA, hurricanes form when warm, calm ocean waters create a rotating convection current in the air above the surface. As the warm, humid air rises, it creates a cloud layer in the cooler regions of the atmos... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Hurricanes form in the open ocean, with the majority coming together in the western Pacific Ocean or the eastern Atlantic, off the coast of Africa. A smaller number form in the Gulf of Mexico or the Indian Ocean each yea... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Hurricanes are made when tropical storms form over sections of the ocean with warm, moist air and enough wind to begin a spiral. The primary cause is the latent heat from water evaporating off the surface of the ocean, w... More »

Hurricanes commonly form within 30 degrees of the equator, since the waters in that region are typically warm and calm enough for storm generation. Atlantic hurricanes form off the coast of Africa, while others form in t... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms