A visualized look inside a storm. How they start, and the ways we measure how bad they get.
With Hurricane Sandy hurtling toward the East Coast today, here's a handy infographic giving you the basics (and a little more) of how a storm gets going, and how to measure its scale. If you're wondering what makes Sandy a Category 1 storm, here's your answer: Winds between 120 and 150 kilometers per hour, according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.
For the rest of the story: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/anatomy-hurricane-infographic