MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: Can the eye of the hurricane die on land?

Date: Sun Oct 8 09:10:59 2000
Posted By: Carl Morgan, Forecaster, Meteorology, National Weather Service
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 970843331.Es

Jason and Davin,

A hurricane usually develops an "eye" as it becomes better organized (gets stronger). This only happens when the storm is over warm water.

When a hurricane moves over land, it weakens. If it remains over land long enough, it will lose it's "eye" completely.

So the answer to your question is yes!

Carl Morgan

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