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how come the west coast never gets hurricanes?


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#1 williscat2000

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

is this due to the tropical weather in the caribean?

#2 gregoir

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:22 PM

Hurricanes form over warm water. Most of the ocean water off the west coast is quite cool

#3 Lostsailr

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:10 PM

Many east coast 'canes start as depressions between Africa and South America.

Off west coast I think, as G said too cool. They tend toward the southern coast of North America, hitting Mexico and Central America.
I believe that ones that head toward Asia are typhoons

#4 hoagie

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

They get them off mexican pacific coast....

#5 nikkiblue

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

cuz you guys get earthquakes, instead!!!!!!!

#6 PeaceFrog

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Hurricane is sexist.

Why aren't there any Himmicanes?

#7 Smiles

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

Also, terminology. Rotating storms in the pacific are called Typhoons.

#8 Jwheelz

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

unless they hit the West Coast of North America then they are called hurricanes :lol:

#9 lostsailor17

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:20 PM

Hurricanes and typhoons are the same thing. I'm no meteorologist, but I think where they hit land has to do with the direction in which the Earth turns.

Hurricanes travel from East to West as the Earth spins from West to East.

#10 hoagie

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Typhoons are hurricanes west of the international dateline in the Pacific...

They call them something else in Australia

#11 PeaceFrog

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

they're all cyclones

#12 unbroken_chain

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

Battery Manufacturers and Bottled Water Companies team up to create them using superduperprofit machines

#13 Julius

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:19 AM

Because we don't like rum, duh.

#14 Java Time

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

oh there are hurricanes out there all right...it's just the gov't doesn't want you to know about them