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Can a Hurricane Turn Into a Tornado?

By July 25, 2008

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My students and I are learning about weather. We came upon an interesting question. Do hurricanes turn into tornadoes? I assumed that they did, but wasn't really sure. So, I am asking for a little assistance. Doing a little research, both the students and I, we concluded that hurricanes do not turn into tornadoes, but they spawn them. The reading didn't go any further in suggesting how tornadoes are spawned by hurricanes. Thanks for your assistance.

This is an excellent question! While a hurricane does not turn into a tornado, a hurricane can spawn tornadoes. Part of the reason a hurricane can spawn tornadoes is due to rotation in the storm...read more.


May 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm
(1) Jessica says:

How was hurricane dolly named?

May 7, 2009 at 8:28 am
(2) weather says:

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March 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm
(3) david says:

whats a spawn

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