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The Cay Vocab -- Hurricanes 2

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hurricane
powerful, rotating storm that forms over oceans
International Date Line
the imaginary line at which the date changes
isobar
line on a weather map that represents constant air pressure
jet stream
narrow, powerful wind in the upper atmosphere
knot
one nautical (water) mile per hour
landfall
where the hurricane first touches land
latitude
horizontal lines that measure distance from the equator
longitude
vertical lines that measure distance from Greenwich, England
meteorology
science of weather
National Hurricane Center
tracks hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern Pacific