Did you know that a hurricane (also known as a cyclone or typhoon in other parts of the world) can dump more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain in a single day? These severe tropical storms form over ocean waters that are warmer than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, usually 5 to 15 degrees latitude north and south of the equator.
The Pacific hurricane season began May 15, while the hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1 and continues through November. Explore our collection of resources to help your class learn more about the science behind hurricanes, wind, and other weather. Students can investigate the anatomy of a hurricane, discuss how forces change the speed and direction of motion, and look at how technology is used in tracking these types of storms.