#Atlantic Hurricane

What is the difference between a typhoon, cyclone, and hurricane?

I always get confused why there are different names for similar wind-related weather like typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes. What are the differences? What are the differences?. -Sdpawlan. Dear Sdpawlan. The only difference is the storm’s location; they are all regionally specific names for tropical cyclones. The storms are called hurricanes...
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Why Forecasters Are So Concerned About Hurricane Irma | Techilink

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Irma, with a speed of 180 mph, still poses a serious threat to the southeastern United States. The best available models continue to suggest that this is likely to become a historically severe storm for much of the southern half of Florida. There remains a...
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Tropical systems can still form outside of hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season has ended, but that doesn’t mean we can't see storms form. 60 tropical storms and hurricanes have formed outside the Atlantic hurricane season. Out of those 60 storms, 14 made landfall in the U.S. Most out-of-season tropical cyclones have formed in May. The hurricane season...

Wrong, The Conversation, Evidence Shows People Are NOT Under Greater Threat from Hurricanes

A recent article in The Conversation suggests, based on new evidence of past hurricane frequencies, that coastal areas and islands in the Atlantic Hurricane basin could be facing a dire future involving greater threat from hurricanes. This seems an odd claim since the evidence the article provides indicates that during the recent period of warming hurricanes are less frequent than they have been in the past, with the most intense periods of hurricane activity occurring when seas were cooler. Indeed, the data shows hurricanes were more frequent during multiple periods over the past approximately 2,000 years, than they are at present, all when carbon dioxide levels were much lower than today. This fact suggests there is no causal connection between carbon dioxide concentrations and hurricane formation.

Damaging 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Draws to a Close

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on November 30, but the impact of Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona — which brought extensive damage to Florida’s coast and Puerto Rico, respectively — will continue to be felt long after the season is over. In total, this hurricane...

A look back at November and now to December

(WHSV) -The month of November started quite warm. The first week of November brought well above-average temperatures with several days in the 70s. On November 7, several record high temperatures were broken including in Luray and Petersburg. The average high temperature for the month of November is 56. The remnants...

IT'S OVER! Recap Of The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season...

Tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin during November was above average in terms of the number of named storms and hurricanes. Two hurricanes (Martin and Nicole) formed in the basin during November, and Lisa which developed in late October became a hurricane early in November. Based on a 30-year climatology (1991-2020), a tropical storm forms in November every one or two years. Although Martin did not affect land as a tropical cyclone, Nicole became a hurricane when it was affecting the northwestern Bahamas, and it became the first November hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Kate in 1985. Lisa also made landfall in Belize as a hurricane during the month of November. Overall, the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season featured near normal activity in terms of the number of named storms and hurricanes, but was slightly below average in terms of the number of major hurricanes. In 2022, fourteen named storms formed, of which eight became hurricanes, and two became major hurricanes - category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This compares to the long-term (1991-2020) averages of 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. In terms of Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the basin in 2022 was slightly below average. The ACE for 2022 is 80 percent of the long-term (1991-2020) mean.

Colorado State University Shares 2022 Hurricane Season Review

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended on Wednesday, and Colorado State University has released its annual review of the tropical weather events that occurred during the active season. The 2022 season was expected to be above average in terms of tropical activity and the number of storms. However, the...
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2022 Atlantic hurricane season in review

Now that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has wrapped up, we can look back at the season and see how it stacks up to the forecast and seasons prior. The 2022 season finished with 14 named storms, which is near normal. Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) was slightly below-average. Hurricane Ian...