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Genesis of tornadoes associated with hurricanesThe climatological history of hurricane-tornadoes is brought up to date through 1982. Most of the tornadoes either form near the center of the hurricane, from the outer edge of the eyewall outward, or in an area between north and east-southeast of the hurricane center. The blackbody temperatures of the cloud tops which were analyzed for several hurricane-tornadoes that formed in the years 1974, 1975, and 1979, did not furnish strong precursor signals of tornado formation, but followed one of two patterns: either the temperatures were very low, or the tornado formed in areas of strong temperature gradients. Tornadoes with tropical cyclones most frequently occur at 1200-1800 LST, and although most are relatively weak, they can reach the F3 intensity level. Most form in association with the outer rainbands of the hurricane.
Document ID
19840032745
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gentry, R. C. (Clemson University Clemson, SC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Monthly Weather Review
Volume: 111
ISSN: 0027-0644
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-5350
Distribution Limits
Public
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