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Marvel of the Month: Kocho u’Gevuraso Maleh Olam

Yaakov Lubin

Telephone poles are lying in the street, uprooted trees are everywhere, half the roof has flown away, and the basement is an indoor pool. These are some of the telltale signs that a hurricane has passed through your town. While hurricanes themselves may be scary, the way Hashem makes them is truly amazing.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Hurricanes form over tropical oceans when intensive heat from the sun causes lots of air and water to rise quickly, forming thick clouds and heavy rain. While this may be enough to make a storm, only when wind speeds exceed 75 mph is it considered a hurricane. To understand how such strong winds form, you first need to know a little about air pressure. Even though the air around you seems empty, it’s actually full of gases that are quite heavy. You don’t notice the weight of air because you’re so used to it, but it places about 15 lbs of pressure on every square inch of your body. 

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