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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11 - THE PEAK OF HURRICANE SEASON
We're now in the heart of hurricane season.
There's a good reason for this. Warm ocean water is at the top of the list of ingredients
for fueling a hurricane. And now is the time of year when Atlantic ocean waters are
typically at their warmest. Warm water means lots of evaporation and thus lots of water
vapor in the air to fuel the storms.
Generally speaking, you need water temperatures above 78oF for
and not just at the surface but to a depth of 100 feet or more. That's because as a
hurricane develops, its winds stir the ocean, mixing warm surface water with water
Just to recap, consider this: hurricane season officially goes from June 1 to
November 30, but about
90% of all hurricane days in the Atlantic occur in August,
September, or October.