The scoop on hurricanes vs tropical storms – English Summer Courses in Miami

Here in Miami the weather can go from wonderfully sunny to ridiculously rainy one day to the next. This is the nature of hurricane season. But what is hurricane season and how can we know if it’s a hurricane on the way or a storm. Well here are some tips to help you tell the difference.

The mane difference is the wind. A hurricane is any tropical based storm that has wind speeds greater than 74 mph. A “tropical storm” is a storm with winds of 39-73 mph. A “tropical depression” when a storm is tropical in nature, but has winds under 39 mph. More often than not the storms dissipate over the ocean before they even reach the shore. So don’t let the storms be a dark cloud over your head.

 

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