Re: What makes a hurricane stop moving,such as Mitch?
Date: Wed Dec 23 10:20:38 1998
Posted By: Linda Engebretson, Forecaster, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, WSFO CYS
Area of science: Earth Sciences
Hurricanes move with winds that we call "steering winds". These winds
usually exist near the top of the hurricane, and "push" the hurricane in
the direction they are going in. So, when there are very weak winds
around the top of the storm, the hurricane moves very slowly, like
hurricane Mitch. If there are much stronger winds, the hurricane would
move much faster.
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