As Southwest Georgians brace for Hurricane Irma, those glued to their TVs and mobile devices are probably hearing some words they're not used to hearing.
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Do you know what storm surge is? Or wind shear? When it comes to hurricane survival, knowing is half the battle.
Take a look at these 10 terms often associated with tropical weather:
+ Center of circulation: The area of low pressure in a tropical cyclone
+ Computer model: Mathematical computations that predict the future path of a storm
+ Convection: Storms
+ Cyclonic: The counter-clockwise spin associated with a tropical system
+ Millibar: A unit of measure for pressure. The lower the pressure, the more intense a tropical storm's winds will be
+ Outer bands: The spirals of rain that wrap around the center of a tropical storm
+ Sea surface temperatures: Warm water that fuels a storm
+ Stalling: When a storm stops its forward motion
+ Storm surge: A rising of the sea associated with a tropical storm
+ Trough: Low pressure, convection, rain
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