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    winds

    What's the difference between a tornado and a hurricane?

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    Re: winds

    hi,

    tornado= a very strong wind that goes quickly round in a circle



    hurricane= a violent storm with extremly strong winds and heavy rain






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    Re: winds

    then why is it that in pictures i sometimes see that a hurricane also has this circling strong wind?

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    Re: winds

    hi,

    As I said/wrote "hurricane= a violent storm with extremly strong winds and heavy rain". So a hurricane (the strong wind) can provoke a tornado.


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    Re: winds

    Tornadoes and hurricanes are often considered as the same thing. However, they are rather different types of natural disasters.
    Tornadoes are formed from an instability in the atmosphere, whereas hurricanes are formed when a wet mass of air over the sea evaporates. Tornadoes usually form during thunderstorms. However, for hurricanes, thunderstorms are their effects, and not a cause of their formation.

    The effects also differ, though there are obvious similarities such as the destruction of buildings. Most importantly, hurricanes can cause tsunamis and flooding, while tornadoes do not. Instead, they contaminate the water. Besides, tornadoes can cause epidemic, while this is not an effect of a hurricane.

    source : http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111179/hurridiff.html

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