Atlantic storm names from 2012 through 2016.More >> Atlantic storm names from 2012 through 2016.
The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre-existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combineMore >> Don't know the difference between a watch and a warning? When exactly does a hurricane make landfall? Answer these questions and more in the Hurricane Glossary. More >> Get an explanation of tropical weather terminology, including watches and warnings. More >> The Saffir-Simpson scale is used to rank hurricanes on a scale from 1-5. Click here to learn more about the scale.More >> What names are being used this year? How strong is a Category 2 hurricane? Find out how a hurricane starts, the dangers of a storm surge and much more. More >> The intensity of a landfalling hurricane is expressed in terms of categories that relate wind speeds and potential damage. According to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale , a Category 1 hurricane has More >> When it comes to hurricanes, wind speeds do not tell the whole story. Hurricanes produce storm surges, tornadoes, and often the most deadly of all - inland flooding. More >>