Every year, the National Weather Service receives an extraordinary number of requests for statistical information on hurricanes and tropical storm systems. Reporters, students, teachers, businesses, and emergency management professionals all have unique needs to gather and understand storm data. If you have ever wondered how hurricanes form, where hurricanes strike, and other facts about hurricanes, this is the place to start.
Sometimes, a hurricane will not make landfall, yet still be considered a hurricane strike.
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A hurricane is considered a strike on land, without making landfall, if it falls withing the hurricane strike circle.
Tropical cyclones are the names used for any hurricane, typhoon, or cyclone to form, depending on the location of the storm.
Hurricanes are low pressure systems. Extra-tropical cyclones are still low pressure systems, but with very different location than other tropical cyclones.
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Learn the names of every possible Atlantic hurricane name for 2007-2012.
Use these maps for classroom activities on hurricanes to teach students to track hurricanes.
Hurricanes can start from disturbances very far away from the coastal regions of the United States.
The Saffir-Simpson Scale is used to determine the overall impact of a storm by rating the winds in a hurricane on a scale from a Category 1 storm to a massive Category 5.
Hurricanes can do a sort of dance in the ocean, interacting with each other and stealing energy.
A hurricane can actually strike a coastal region, and yet the inland effects can be greater than on the coast.
People often believe that a hurricane cannot be as devastating in the future if a major hurricane has made landfall in a region. This simply is not true. People only remember the devastation for a period of time before the storms are all but forgotten.