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:

Tornadoes

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

Hurricanes

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
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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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