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.
Goldsboro, NC (1999)
30" of rain in September.
U.S./Quebec border (1835)
Heavy snow; Hatley, P.Q. received 10 inches. Kelkenny, NH had 6 inches.
San Diego, CA (1970)
Strong Santa Ana winds create fire disaster in interior parts of county (September 25 to 30); 500,000 acres burned.