Differences between hurricanes and tornadoes

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between tornadoes and hurricanes? Today I’m going to tell you what I’ve learned:


Possibly an f5 tornado

  1. Very rarely over a mile wide
  2. Always form over land
  3. Usually last only minutes, sometimes an hour or more
  4. Are dependent on a large storm to develop to keep going
  5. Have winds that can reach 300 miles an hour
  6. Always create a funnel


Hurricane Ivan as seen from the International Space Station

  1. Hundreds of miles wide
  2. Always form over warm ocean water
  3. Last for days and sometimes well over a week
  4. Produce rain and flooding
  5. Independent and self sustaining
  6. Have winds ranging from 74 to 200 MPH

3 thoughts on “Differences between hurricanes and tornadoes

  1. Daddy says:

    Leah, this is so spot on. Good work. I have found working my job that tornados do the most isolated damage, while hurricanes do the most widespread damage.

  2. Mustafa Husain Khan says:

    i have understood that hurricane cause widespread damage aand tornados cause power ful damage

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