Stages Of Development
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Hurricanes just don't come out of nowhere to become what they are. They go through a process of development that involves several different stages. These stages can have different lengths just as in human development depending on certain environmental conditions where it is located at a particular time. If these conditions are right, a hurricane can develop rapidly, and go through these early stages very quickly. If these conditions aren't right, then development can be slow, or not at all. Here are the various stages of development a hurricane goes through.

Note: Once arriving at hurricane status, these storms continue to intensify, and their intensity is classified by Categories according to the Saffir-Simpson Scale. This scale was created by a meteorologist, and a structural engineer to give people a sense of how powerful hurricanes can be at certain surface pressures and wind speeds.

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