How do storms move across the united states?

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Aug 21, 2016


Stroms move from west to east in the United States. Hurricanes move from the east to west across Florida and the Gulf of Mexico or move north along the Eastern seaboard.


The prevailing winds at the latitudes of America move from the west to the east. Storms that originate in the Pacific or Alaska are carried by the winds to the East and somewhat to the south.

Hurricanes are created by the winds moving across the Atlantic at the tropics that move from east to west. The winds create a clockwise rotation that carries them north when they encounter the prevailing west to east winds in higher latitudes.

The Hurricanes can be the most devastating storms. For example Sandy was an Atlantic Hurricane that combined with a storm coming from west to east. The combination was one of the worst storms in US history.