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    • The Peak of Hurricane Season

      The Atlantic Basin typically reaches its peak in tropical activity during the first few weeks of September, specifically around Sept. 10.

    • Hurricanes and Inland Flooding

      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.

    • NOAA Policy Changes After Hurricane Sandy

      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.

    • Saharan Dust: How Does it Impact Atlantic Storms?

      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.

    • How Do Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Form?

      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.

    • What is the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale?

      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.

    • Retired Hurricane Names

      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.