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When and Where Hurricanes are Most Likely to Occur

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

When and Where Hurricanes are Most Likely to Occur

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1st to November 30th. However, storms outside of these dates aren't unheard of. Activity ramps up in August, usually peaking in September and again in October.

Two main factors cause most hurricanes during this active season:

1. Warm ocean waters (80 degrees or higher).

2. Weak vertical winds (little change in wind direction and speed with height).

This is the season with the highest frequency of west-moving weather disturbances in the tropics that develop into hurricanes.

The difference between a hurricane, cyclone, and typhoon is location! In different regions, people refer to thunderstorms as hurricanes, while people near the equator in Africa and Australia refer to them as cyclones.

If your home or business is effected by hurricane activity this season, call SERVPRO of North Tampa / Magdalene. We'll work hard to make it "Like it never even happened."

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