Hurricane Articles

Everything you need to know about hurricanes and tropical weather

  • Answers to questions about hurricanes.
    The how, what, why and when of hurricanes. A list of the strongest, costliest and most severe hurricanes.

  • Careers as a TV meteorologist
    Have you thought about becoming a TV weathercaster? Find out what schooling is required and what a typical day is like for an on-air meteorologist.

  • Could a category five hurricane hit New York City?
    If the right set of atmospheric conditions came together, would it be enough to produce a category five hurricane that could hit New York City? Read what it would take for this to happen and find out if it is actually possible.

  • Global Warming's effect on hurricanes
    There has been a lot of discussion on the earth's average temperature. Has it, or will it, affect the number or intensity of hurricanes? Explore the possible causes and effects of global warming on hurricanes.

  • How do hurricanes form?
    Have you ever wondered how a hurricane forms? Why do they form mostly during the summer in the tropics? Find out what it takes to have a hurricane form.

  • How to forecast hurricanes
    How do weather forecasters predict hurricanes? See what goes into preparing a hurricane forecast.

  • Hurricane preparedness
    How prepare for hurricanes when there is a hurricane watch or warning.

  • Hurricane threats
    An article exploring the threats from a hurricane - flooding, storm surge, tornadoes and high winds.

  • Preseason hurricane preparedness
    Know what to do before hurricane season starts to be prepared from the threat of a tropical cyclone.

  • What causes hurricanes?
    What is the "trigger" that starts a hurricane? Find out what needs to happen in the atmosphere before a hurricane can form.

  • The Weather Channel ®
    The history of The Weather Channel ® from its founding in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982.

  • Where do hurricanes occur?
    Hurricanes occur only in certain parts of the world. Find out where they are most likely to form.

  • A summary of Hurricane Andrew
    Read about the category 5 hurricane that devestated south Florida in 1992.

  • A summary of Hurricane Harvey
    Hurricane Harvey became the heaviest rainfall producer from a tropical cyclone in the U.S. Read about this slow moving hurricane that brought severe flooding to Texas and Louisiana.

  • A summary of Hurricane Hugo
    The story about the hurricane that brought destruction to the Caribbean and the Southeastern U.S.

  • A summary of Hurricane Ike
    Hurricane Ike inflicted heavy damage to parts of the Caribbean Islands and the upper Texas coast. Read about Ike's trail of destruction.

  • A summary of Hurricane Irma
    Hurricane Irma became one the of strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record. Read about the lives that were affected by this powerful hurricane.

  • A summary of Hurricane Katrina
    Understand more about this severe hurricane that inflicted heavy damage to the northern Gulf coast.

  • A summary of Hurricane Maria
    Hurricane Maria was the second strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico on record. The story on the great loss in the Caribbean from this hurricane.

  • A summary of Hurricane Sandy
    Even though Hurricane Sandy lost its tropical classification just before landfall on the New Jersey coast, it still brought widespread destruction. Read the story about Hurricane Sandy and how it impacted the northeastern U.S. in late 2012.

  • A summary of Hurricane Matthew
    Matthew was a category 5 hurricane in the Caribbean that caused great loss of life in Haiti. It also brought wind damage and flooding to the southeast U.S.

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