How Does a Hurricane Form?
Did you know that thunderstorms can grow over the ocean? If the air near these thunderstorms starts to spin, the thunderstorms may come together to form one big storm. When the winds inside the big storm reach 39 miles per hour, the storm is called a “tropical storm”. The tropical storm will be given a name, like Mike or Susan. A tropical storm moves through the ocean like a big bus. Warm ocean water acts like fuel to keep the bus moving along. If a tropical storm gets stronger and its winds reach 74 miles per hour, the tropical storm becomes a hurricane.