The main difference between a hurricane and a tornado is that hurricanes form over warm water while tornados form over land. The largest tornado ever recorded was 2.6 miles wide, while hurricanes can measure over 1,000 m... More »

Tornadoes are typically identified as a violently rotating column of air that extends from the bottom of a cumuliform cloud to the ground. Hurricanes, on the other hand, are tropical storms that generate heat and have st... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Major differences between hurricanes and tornadoes are their formation method, location, appearance, wind speed and method of inflicting damage. Major similarities are that they form during storm conditions and are very ... More »

Hurricanes end when they lose their source of energy, often by traveling over land or over cold water. Hurricanes require a steady supply of warm, moist air to fuel the rotation that keeps the storm moving, and when that... More »

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a hurricane is an organized thunderstorm that occurs over water and has sustained winds that reach maximum speeds over 74 miles per hour. These storms ori... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Hurricanes occurs most often near shores and coastlines, especially where there is a lot of warm tropical water. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans generate the greatest number of hurricanes. Strong hurricanes have the abil... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that form above ocean water and can cause devastating damage in coastal areas as a result of powerful winds, heavy rains, high waves and water levels. In meteorological terms, hur... More »