How hurricanes form, explained by Ginger Zee

Ginger Zee explains the science behind hurricanes.
1:36 | 10/06/16

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Some of the most destructive hurricanes that make landfall in the US start as a group of thunderstorms moving west of the West Coast of Africa. He Disco the storms teens off the warmth and moisture in the ocean. Air rises then to form of more storms and is replaced constantly by the surrounding air. Hello all of air rising low pressure develops and riding along the trade winds and rotating counter clockwise thanks for the memorial back their results of the Earth's rotation the storm will keep growing and even had its key ingredients water temperatures at or above 79 degrees ocean water verses land hurricanes don't like Lansing need open water to survive and high pressure above that new wheat flour what we call lack of vertical wind here above a hurricane in the light on the keep an intensifying. Now let's talk about me I. The hurricane always impressive and space it forms as air rotates and outs of this hurricane as somebody Aaron as they sped out of the top of the storm then sinks. Into the center TV behind south intelligently combing the area. A violent part of the hurricane the eye wall. In husbands needs and the service are found right here in the eye wall but they can extend of course I'm from the storm's center. We'll destruction in hurricane. Comes from the eye wall outs in the right quadrant so you tell me already impressive wind speed inside the hurricane. Had been lowered motion and as I'm surgeon in have a recipe for disaster.

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