9 Interesting Facts About Storms
South Floridians have become so accustom to storms that they seldom stop to think about the details. From what seems like constant hurricane preparation to feeling numb about big storms coming, homeowners in the Sunshine State have likely never taken a moment to think about some of the more interesting storm facts. With that in mind, we have put together a list of unique, exciting pieces of information about hurricanes.
The following are 9 interesting facts about storms:
- In 1943, someone flew into a hurricane during World War II
- In 1994, Tropical Storm John lasted for an entire month
- Every minute, approximately 2,000 thunderstorms touch down on Earth
- For over 300 years, the planet of Jupiter has had an active hurricane
- Jupiter’s hurricane is larger than Earth
- Hurricane Ivan caused a record-breaking 127 twisters
- Slowly moving hurricanes are actually more damaging than fast ones
- During a hurricane, each second that passes releases the amount of energy in 10 atomic bombs
- The most storms in an Atlantic season occurred in 2005
Intense tropical storms, otherwise known as hurricanes, have become one of Florida’s most prominent identifiers. While we often discuss things like tips for hurricane preparation and how to protect your home from storm damage, it is thought-provoking to stop and consider some of the above interesting facts. Did we miss any storm facts that you would like to share? Let us know!