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Did You Know that Hurricanes Never Cross the Equator?

Tropical cyclones and hurricanes are powerful weather systems that can cause significant damage and destruction. These storms typically form in the tropics and move towards higher latitudes, affecting areas such as Gulf of Mexico, and the southeastern United States. However, one peculiar fact about these storms is that no tropical cyclone or hurricane has ever crossed the equator.

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How Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Did you know how hurricanes and typhoons get their names? Previously, no system existed; the names of the hurricanes depended on the date (for example, Hurricane Santa Anna, which happened on St. Anne’s Day) or its form (as happened with Hurricane “Pin”). There were even anecdotic cases: for example, one meteorologist from Australia used to give the hurricanes the names of politicians who voted against the budget for meteorological research.

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How is Storm Naming in Europe Different from the USA?

Europe: History & System: The practice of naming storms in Europe is relatively recent compared to the USA. It began in the 1950s for the North Atlantic storms and was more widely adopted in the 21st century. Various national meteorological agencies across Europe are responsible for naming storms. For instance, the UK’s Met Office, Ireland’s Met Éireann, and the Netherlands' Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute collaborate to name storms that impact their regions.

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Understanding Hurricane Formation

Introduction When Mother Nature stirs up the sea, hurricanes are born - but what exactly sparks this awe-inspiring process? This guide intends to unravel the mystery behind the formation of these formidable storms. By understanding the initial conditions that set the stage for a hurricane’s birth, we can better anticipate their impact and prepare for their arrival.

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Hurricane Names for 2023

The Atlantic hurricane names for the year 2023 are as follows: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Whitney.

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How Many Hurricanes Did 2020 Bring?

2020 hurricane season breaks a historic record. This year, the maximum recorded number of named hurricanes during the hurricane season reached 30. They mostly took place in the southeast coast of the United States, the Caribbean and Central America. The current hurricane season has forced thousands of people to leave their homes, and the damage caused by this natural disaster is estimated at $20 billion.

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Hurricane Season 2020

The current Atlantic hurricane season promises to be the strongest for the last few years. The annual hurricane season starts in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1 and it will last till the end of November. According to the forecast of the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the 2020 season will surpass previous years as for the strength and frequency of storms and hurricanes.

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