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Online Guides
 
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> meteorology
 
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Meteorology
 
  introduction
 
  air masses, fronts
 
  clouds, precipitation
 
  el nino
 
  forces, winds
 
> hurricanes
 
  hydrologic cycle
 
  light, optics
 
  midlatitude cyclones
 
  severe storms
 
  weather forecasting

Hurricanes
 
  introduction
 
  growth processes
 
  development stages
 
  movement
 
  public awareness
 
  public action
 
> damage
 
  names
 
  global activity
 
  el nino

Damage
 
  damage
 
  winds
 
  storm surge
 
  rain
 
> tornadoes
 
  rip tides

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Tornadoes
even in hurricanes

With technology in its current state, forecasters can give residents in the path of hurricanes advanced warnings to help prevent casualties due to storm surge, strong winds, and heavy rain, -- each of which claimed many lives during the first half of the century. Now, more people are caught off guard by the tornadoes found in the spiral bands, causing damage similar to that seen in the Midwest.

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Photo by: McGhiey

These tornadoes are also found close to or within the eye wall. Often these tornadoes occur in heavy rain storms, making them difficult, if not impossible, to see. Advances in radar technology have given the public more lead time than before, but these twisters are still very dangerous and can cause quite a bit of damage.



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Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

rip tides