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What's a Hurricane?

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What's a Hurricane?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.71

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    rushes, equator, cooler, hurricane, storm, winds, strong, stays, faster, powerful, form, center, damage, early, near, than
     content words:    Atlantic Ocean


What's a Hurricane?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     A hurricane is a very strong storm. These storms usually start over the Atlantic Ocean in the tropics. The tropics are around the equator. Hurricanes only form in the summer and early fall months. They need a lot of warm, moist air to form. Hurricanes start at a place over the ocean where there's low air pressure. Because the pressure is low, the air rises. Cooler air from outside this low pressure spot rushes in to take its place. The moving air begins to spin like a tornado. The center of the hurricane is a calm part called the eye. The winds spin around this eye. The eye wall is near the eye. The eye wall is where the winds are strongest. These winds can be faster than 200 miles per hour! As long as the hurricane stays over warm water, .....
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