hurricane forecasting geology 1 –

Hurricane Forecasting

– Complete the table below. Using the wind speed, determine the hurricane category.

– Plot the location (latitude and longitude) of the eye of Hurricane Jean (a theoretical hurricane) from July 12-14, 1998.

– If the radius, or distance from the eye of the storm to the edge of hurricane force winds is 161 km (100 miles which equates to 87 nautical miles or 1.3 degrees of latitude).

– Date and time would you have issued a hurricane watch for the Miami region.

– Compare your hurricane watch and warning predictions.

– Hurricane Jean did not make landfall at your predicted location.

– Make a sketch showing the profile (cross-section which is a side view, not an aerial view) of a beach before and after a hurricane/storm.