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Originally posted by Junkheap
No, it's not a hurricane.
It's just a big thunderstorm.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
It does appear to have an eye. I will keep my eye on this 1.
Originally posted by unityemissions
It's not possible for a hurricane to form over land. I can see where you might think of it as forming an eyewall, but look at the motion. No rotation, just a pulling from east to west.
Definitely not a hurricane.
The term "cyclone" refers to such storms' cyclonic nature, with counterclockwise rotation in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise rotation in the Southern Hemisphere. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane, typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. While tropical cyclones can produce extremely powerful winds and torrential rain, they are also able to produce high waves and damaging storm surge as well as spawning tornadoes. They develop over large bodies of warm water, and lose their strength if they move over land. This is why coastal regions can receive significant damage from a tropical cyclone, while inland regions are relatively safe from receiving strong winds. Heavy rains, however, can produce significant flooding inland, and storm surges can produce extensive coastal flooding up to 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the coastline. Although their effects on human populations can be devastating, tropical cyclones can also relieve drought conditions. They also carry heat and energy away from the tropics and transport it toward temperate latitudes, which makes them an important part of the global atmospheric circulation mechanism. As a result, tropical cyclones help to maintain equilibrium in the Earth's troposphere, and to maintain a relatively stable and warm temperature worldwide.
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
So what you are really saying is that you believe there is a POTENTIAL hurricane system forming over the land mass of Southern Michigan?
Is that what your going to monitor!?
Well happy hunting