Tropical Cyclone (Hurricanes) Song

Science Songs

Rotating wind and rain, a storm gigantic
It’s called a hurricane when it forms in the Atlantic
West Pacific Ocean typhoons blow in
They’re called cyclones on the Indian Ocean

A swirling mass of rain, thunder, fast winds a large storm
But how do hurricanes form?

Warm, warm water, 80 degrees or hotter
Low straight winds, air expands going upward
Air it cools down, forming large thunder clouds
Condensation release heat energy stored to allow

A self-sustaining heat cycle, clouds grow, the storm spins
Because our earth is rotating

Spin, spin some more
On water tropical cyclones form
Coriolis Effect causes spin
Because our earth is rotating
Grows bigger over water
Spin, spin some more

In the center, air is low in pressure
Eye of the storm, it has the calmest weather
But in the eyewall, winds move in a spiral
Causing the most damage, fast winds, high rainfall

In Northern Hemisphere storms rotate anti-clockwise
Southern Hemisphere is clockwise

Warm, warm water, 80 degrees or hotter
Winds at least a speed of 74 miles per hour
Shower in strands, spiral rainbands
Storm surge, coastal sea level it starts to advance

These storms measured in categories of one through five
Based on the speed of wind they provide

Spin, spin some more
On water tropical cyclones form
Coriolis Effect causes spin
Because our earth is rotating
Grows bigger over water
Spin, spin some more

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