The Atlantic Basin typically reaches its peak in tropical activity during the first few weeks of September, specifically around Sept. 10.
A cooler-than-average phase in the equatorial Pacific is referred to as "La Nina" while a warmer- than-average phase is called "El Nino."
From Hurricane Ike, which is so far the longest-living hurricane, to Hurricane Wilma, the most intense Hurricane on record, billions of dollars were spent to recover from the damage.
Damaging winds, flooding rain and destructive storm surges are just a few of the factors that make a hurricane very dangerous as the center makes landfall.
Determining whether or not Sandy was a hurricane or post-tropical system had big implications on which branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would issue watches and warnings.
The most dangerous winds of a hurricane occur inside the eyewall.
The Saharan Air Layer, or known more commonly as Saharan Dust, is a layer of tiny aerosols like sand, dirt, and dust that occasionally push from east to west across the tropical Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season.
Similarly to the natural process of pregnancy in humans, an animal, or other living creatures, storm systems have a distinct set of factors and processes to go through before a tropical storm or hurricane can be born.
You hear these words tossed around when people discuss hurricanes. but what exactly are they?
The Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale is a categorical classification of hurricanes based on their wind speed, used by the U.S. government's National Hurricane Center.
What makes a Category 5 storm?
Hurricanes that have a severe impact on lives or the economy are remembered by generations after the devastation they caused, and some go into weather history.
What time of year are you most likely to see hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean?
What conditions prime an ocean for a hurricane to form?
A step-by-step guide to how a hurricane forms.
New York City, NY (1835)
"Most furious storm in 20 years .... Snow rollers were seen in Battery Park when natural snowballs, formed when a strong gusty wind blows over a moist snow surface, were pushed along by the wind until they grew to a 24-inch diameter. At this point, they became too heavy and were left to dot Battery Park like so many boulders in a New England hayfield". (New York Post)
New Jersey (1970)
Snowy Easter when 16-20" fell across the northern part of the state. Temperature fell from 60 degrees on 26th to 2 degrees on the 30th.
Early heat wave, but the heat was welcome after a bitterly cold January. Binghamton, NY, reached 82 degrees, a new March record. Another March record was set in Hartford, CT, as the mercury there soared to 87. Baltimore Airport had a record high of 87, also a March record.