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Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Information on hurricane, typhoon, and cyclone formation, locations, frequency, damage, seasons, and safety.
  1. Hurricane Archives (5)
  2. Hurricane FAQs (8)
  3. Hurricane Formation (9)
  4. Hurricane History (17)
  5. Hurricane Safety (15)
  6. Hurricane Tracking & Forecasting (7)
  7. Naming Hurricanes (10)

The 7 Global Hurricane Basins
Hurricanes only form over these 7 regions, or basins, of the world's oceans.

What Tropical Cyclones are Called (from Birth to Dissipation)
Having trouble keeping up with tropical weather lingo? Learn the differences between a tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical storm, etc.

A Virtual Tour of the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Take a virtual tour of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL with this interactive experience from the NOAA National Weather Service.

The Hazards of Hurricanes
Landfalling hurricanes pack a quadruple-punch. Learn about the dangers associated with these massive storm complexes.

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes: How do They Compare?
How do thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes differ? See how in this side-by-side storm comparison.

The Atlantic Hurricane Off-Season
Curious what happens to hurricanes and hurricane data after the Atlantic season comes to a close? Find out here.

The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season
Many U.S. residents forget that hurricanes also form to the west of the continental United States. Learn about the often overlooked East Pacific hurricane season.

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